John Mellencamp's deluxe reissue of his ‘Scarecrow’ from 1985 was released on Friday. The CD box set features a remixed and remastered edition of the iconic album, along with a second disc of 11 previously unreleased bonus songs, and a booklet of unreleased photos and liner notes.
A super deluxe edition is also available for fans. Mellencamp appeared at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame with iHeartRadio in September. He was asked about why he wanted to reissue the album.
Mellencamp said, "I didn't (laughs). They wanted to so I said, 'Well, if you guys want to you go head.' I don't like to look back. I mean I wrote those songs a long time ago. I play those songs. But I'm always looking forward. You know, I'm always thinking about what's coming next as opposed to what's happened. But, if the record company deems that people want to have this kind of collector's thing then that's fine with me."
Scarecrow is Mellencamp's eighth album. It featured three smash hits -- “R.O.C.K in the U.S.A. (A Salute to '60s Rock),” “Lonely Ol’ Night,” and “Small Town.” The album peaked at #2 on the Billboard 200 chart.
Mellencamp is currently working on a new album and he was a presenter at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Los Angeles on Saturday night.
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[Source: Classic Hits Today]