John Mellencamp Shares Demo/Acoustic Versions of “Small Town”; ‘Scarecrow Deluxe’ Coming 11/4


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Originally released in 1985, Scarecrow scored John Mellencamp one of his most successful albums in a career full of notable moments.

On Nov. 4, the album will be revisited for a Deluxe reissue, via Mercury/UMe.

Accompanying the announcement was a preview of the collection’s extra material in the form of three versions of his classic track “Small Town.”

Here’s “Small Town (2022 Mix)”:

Here’s “Small Town (Writer’s Demo)”:

And, finally, “Small Town (Acoustic Version)”:

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Per a news release, Scarecrow will feature 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.

His eighth studio album, Scarecrow was originally released in 1985 and is one of Mellencamp’s most beloved albums. The album contains three chart topping hits—“R.O.C.K In The U.S.A. (A Salute To 60’s Rock)” “Lonely Ol’ Night” and “Small Town”—and reached #2 on the U.S. chart.

And the track listing:

CD1
1. Rain On The Scarecrow
2. Grandma’s Theme
3. Small Town
4. Minutes To Memories
5. Lonely Ol’ Night
6. The Face Of The Nation
7. Justice And Independence ‘85
8. Between A Laugh And A Tear
9. Rumbleseat
10. You’ve Got To Stand For Somethin’
11. R.O.C.K. IN THE U.S.A. (A Salute To 60’s Rock)
12. The Kind Of Fella I Am
13. Small Town (Acoustic Version)
CD2
1. Under The Boardwalk
2. Lonely Ol’ Night (Rough Mix)
3. Between A Laugh And A Tear (Writer’s Demo)
4. Carolina Shag
5. Cold Sweat
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)



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