John Mellencamp - Life Death Love And Freedom (+DVD)

Release Date: 13 October 2008
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In stark contrast to the full-on, anthemic quality of his 2007 album, FREEDOM"S ROAD, John Mellencamp's '08 offering is a stark, spare affair. LIFE, DEATH, LOVE AND FREEDOM was overseen by legendary roots-rock producer T-Bone Burnett, and bears some similarity to Burnett's work on the Robert Plant/Alison Krauss '07 album RAISING SAND; there's a subtle, restrained quality to much of the material, and the arrangements tend toward a simple acoustic setup.
The doomy lo-fi folk/blues of such tunes as the mortality-minded "If I Die Sudden" and "Don't Need This Body" could also be cousins of Bruce Springsteen's dark NEBRASKA tunes. Once in a while, Mellencamp picks things up, as with the rockabilly-like kick of "My Sweet Love," but for the most part, this is a spare, low-key set, its acoustic framework adorned only by occasional dusty touches of spacious electric-guitar reverb, rolling across the barren sonic landscape like errant tumbleweeds.

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1. Longest Days
2. My Sweet Love
3. If I Die Sudden
4. Troubled Land
5. Young Without Lovers
6. John Cockers
7. Don't Need This Body
8. Ride Back Home
9. Without A Shot
10. Jena
11. Mean
12. County Fair
13. For The Children
14. Brand New Song
15. Longest Days (high resolution audio/DVD)
16. My Sweet Love (high resolution audio/DVD)
17. If I Die Sudden (high resolution audio/DVD)
18. Troubled Land (high resolution audio/DVD)
19. Young Without Lovers (high resolution audio/DVD)
20. John Cockers (high resolution audio/DVD)
21. Don't Need This Body (high resolution audio/DVD)
22. Ride Back Home (high resolution audio/DVD)
23. Without A Shot (high resolution audio/DVD)
24. Jena (high resolution audio/DVD)
25. Mean (high resolution audio/DVD)
26. County Fair (high resolution audio/DVD)
27. For The Children (high resolution audio/DVD)
28. Brand New Song (high resolution audio/DVD)

Release Date: 13 October 2008
SKU: 7231056