John Mellencamp – Scarecrow (2022 Reissue)


This item will be released November 4, 2022.

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John Mellencamp’s 5x platinum, classic 1985 album Scarecrow yielded three U.S. Top 10 hits, “R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A.” (#2), “Small Town” (#6) and “Lonely Ol’ Night” (#6). These new editions feature the newly remixed & remastered album in addition to a full disc of rare & previously unreleased tracks, most of which are not available digitally.

Formats include:

  • 2CD featuring the remastered album, rare and previously unreleased tracks, demos and acoustic versions
  • Half-speed remastered LP
  • Super Deluxe Boxset with 2CD and LP included, alongside a Blu-Ray Disc with hi-resolution stereo mix of the album + bonus tracks, original picture sleeve “Small Town” 7” single, essay by Anthony DeCurtis including new interviews with John, a booklet, lithos and poster, all in a lift-top box.

The bonus material includes two previously unreleased full-length songs (“Carolina Shag,” “Smart Guys”), three album track rough mixes (“Lonely Ol’ Night,” “R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A,” “Minutes to Memories”), three partial-song demos (“Between a Laugh and a Tear,” “Rumbleseat,” “Small Town”), two b-sides (covers of two Scarecrow influences: The Drifters’ “Under the Boardwalk” and James Brown’s “Cold Sweat”), and a previously unreleased cover of “Shama Lama Ding Dong,” performed originally by the fictional band Otis Day and the Knights in the 1978 film National Lampoon’s Animal House.

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2 CD, Half Speed Remastered LP, Super Deluxe Box Set