John Mellencamp Announces Deluxe ‘Scarecrow’ Reissue

Set for release on November 4th is the deluxe reissue of John Mellencamp‘s 1985 classic, Scarecrow. The new box set includes two CD’s of newly remixed and remastered songs — plus previously unreleased bonus tracks and alternate versions, a booklet full of rare photographs and all new liner notes by acclaimed author and music critic Anthony DeCurtis.

The set features an Atmos and new hi-resolution stereo mix of the album, along with bonus tracks in hi-resolution stereo on Blu-ray Disc, a 180g half-speed LP, an original picture sleeve of the “Small Town” seven-inch single, lithographs, and poster.

Scarecrow was released on August 5th, 1985 and spent a whopping 28 weeks in the Billboard Top 10. The album, which was an FM, AM, and MTV staple, spent three weeks at Number Two. The album featured three Top 10 hits — “R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A.” (#2); “Lonely Ol’ Night” and “Small Town” (#6). Two other tracks were MTV staples and major Top 30 hits — “Rain On The Scarecrow” (#21) and “Rumbleseat” (#28).

Although John Mellencamp keeps an eye on the remastering and archiving of his back catalogue, he admitted to us — it’s far from his favorite thing to do: “My rearview mirror in that fashion doesn’t work very well. Y’know, it’s already on tape and you can’t really go in and take that bass part off and put a new bass part on. Y’know, so there’s nothing creative about it. It’s just a matter of, you know, technology and I’m not even really that interested.”

The tracklist to John Mellencamp’s deluxe reissue of Scarecrow:

CD 1: Original Album Remixed & Remastered

1. Rain On The Scarecrow (2022 Mix)
2. Grandma’s Theme (2022 Mix)
3. Small Town (2022 Mix)
4. Minutes To Memories (2022 Mix)
5. Lonely Ol’ Night (2022 Mix)
6. The Face Of The Nation (2022 Mix)
7. Justice And Independence ’85 (2022 Mix)
8. Between A Laugh And A Tear (2022 Mix)
9. Rumbleseat (2022 Mix)
10. You’ve Got To Stand For Somethin’ (2022 Mix)
11. R.O.C.K. In The U.S.A. (A Salute To 60’s Rock) 2022 Mix
12. The Kind Of Fella I Am (2022 Mix)
13. Small Town (Acoustic Version) 2022 Mix

CD 2: Rare & Previously Unreleased

1. Under The Boardwalk (2022 Mix)
2. Lonely Ol’ Night (Rough Mix)
3. Between A Laugh And A Tear (Writer’s Demo)
4. Carolina Shag
5. Cold Sweat (2022 Mix)
6. Rumbleseat (Writer’s Demo)
7. Smart Guys
8. R.O.C.K. In The U.S.A. (A Salute To 60’s Rock) Rough Mix
9. Minutes To Memories (Rough Mix)
10. Shama Lama Ding Dong
11. Small Town (Writer’s Demo)

Blu-ray Audio Disc: Dolby ATMOS

1. Rain On The Scarecrow (2022 Atmos Mix)
2. Grandma’s Theme (2022 Atmos Mix)
3. Small Town (2022 Atmos Mix)
4. Minutes To Memories (2022 Atmos Mix)
5. Lonely Ol’ Night (2022 Atmos Mix)
6. The Face Of The Nation (2022 Atmos Mix)
7. Justice And Independence ’85 (2022 Atmos Mix)
8. Between A Laugh And A Tear (2022 Atmos Mix)
9. Rumbleseat (2022 Atmos Mix)
10. You’ve Got To Stand For Somethin’ (2022 Atmos Mix)
11. R.0.C.K. In The U.S.A (A Salute To 60’s Rock) (2022 Atmos Mix
12. The Kind Of Fella I Am (2022 Atmos Mix)
13. Small Town (Acoustic Version) 2022 Atmos Mix

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