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Mr Happy Go Lucky:Use Poly 534169

John MellencampAudio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)

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A Meditation on John Mellencamp’s Life, Death, Love and Freedom
A few years ago, the Hungarian ambassador to the United States asked me to moderate a panel discussion at the embassy on “Rock & Roll as a Force for Freedom on Both Sides of the Iron Curtain.” The panel was to consist of the ambassador (András Simonyi), Tommy Ramone and me.
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  • Audio CD (September 10, 1996)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Polygram
  • ASIN: B00000E5GD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #476,730 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Overture
2. Jerry
3. Key West Intermezzo (I Saw You First)
4. Just Another Day
5. This May Not Be the End of the World
6. Emotional Love
7. Mr. Bellows
8. The Full Catastrophe
9. Circling Around the Moon
10. Large World Turning
11. Jackamo Road
12. Life Is Hard

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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Totally underated August 28, 2005
By Steve
Format:Audio CD
Persoanlly, I think this is the best Mellancamp album. Clearly John's brush with death (heart attack before this) left him focused and it shows in this album. Not your typical Mellancamp effort - many fans might be left somewhat confused and disappointed, but from a more objective perspective this might be his best album. Integrated and thematically consistent in a way that many of his others albums are not. One could think of this as his "Sgt. Pepper." Highly reccommended for anyone.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars transcendent and hypnotic September 25, 2004
Format:Audio CD
I've been a Melloncamp fan for decades now and return to his albums again and again when I need an authentic music encounter. Mr. Happy Go Lucky is by far his best complete work. The album is a seemless dark journey that is strangely humerous and sad. Not a moment on this disk is dull or boring;hen you put it on you are compelled to listen to it top to bottom. Of all his disks, and I have them all, this is the one I grab on the way out of a burning house.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars His masterpiece was a long time coming November 14, 1998
Format:Audio CD
Has it really been 14 years between "American Fool" and "Mr. Happy Go Lucky"? Like most people, "American Fool" was my introduction to JM, and while I liked the record, I doubted whether he would go on to produce anything 'substantial'. Obviously, I was wrong. This album may be the finest work of his career, and, looking back at his catalog, that is saying alot. While it is not my style to critique the individual tracks, I'll say this: There is no song on this record that is less than fantastic, and the best numbers can cure all that ails you. So, once and for all, quit calling the man a "poor man's Springsteen" or words to that effect. At this point, his catalog matches up to the Boss, and then some. A big Springsteen fan myself, I find myself re-listening to "Scarecrow", "Lonesome Jubilee", "Whenever We Wanted", and this record far more often than I replay "Born to Run", "Darkness on the Edge of Town", "Born in the USA", etc. In closing, all I can really say is: Buy this album. Buy this album.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mellencamp's best album February 26, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
As so often happens in music, one of Mellencamp's least-heralded album's turns out to be his finest. From start to finish it is a complete collage of powerful, compelling, moving tunes. This album does indeed have a "dark and witty" character: from the haunting "Overture" and "Jerry" to the darkish, powerful pop of "Just Another Day" and "Life is Hard," to the uplifting, optimistic "Key West Intermezzo" (about John's wife), Mellencamp has crafted a complex bit of pieces that, put together, form a masterpiece. Would that more people felt the joy I receive from this album!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mellancamp: Mr Happy Go Lucky September 6, 2004
Format:Audio CD
I've been a rock affectionado for 30 plus years. This is my first Mellancamp record. Not interested in Pink Houses and his other commercial successes. Bought this on a whim and am having difficulty extracting it from the CD player. This is rock the way it was meant to be...Large World Turning, Circling Round the Moon, Full Catastrophe, Emotional Love, all terrific. The violin play is icing on the cake. I can only hope Mr. Mellancamp continues on this less commercial road!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Solid Effort February 7, 2007
Format:Audio CD
Not his best album but is highly recommended - give a listen to "Circling Around the Moon", "Just Another Day", and "Large World Turning"

NOTE: Kenny Arnoff quit Mellencamp's band when Mellencamp and Junior Vasquez decided to remix over Kenny's original drum work when editing this album
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars so masculin makes you wanna spit like a man :P June 2, 2000
Format:Audio CD
I've been listening to Mellencamp's music since i was a child (my brother likes him) i still don't think of his general music as catchy. But this is amazing, it's absolute perfection... John did really good on this album, & i like the way he sings on the "get-tough" songs & on the romantic ones, the album's very different than his usuall stuff (beats & bass lines). shame that it's underrated by the public & hardly anyone knows about this album (it's his best ever)
now, after listening to "Mr. happy goes lucky" for nearly 3 years i finally found similiar music to his. Train (meet virginia, I am..etc...) is the other version for this great music, both are alike in being very masculin :P (i should drop that i know)
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for anyone who appreciates good rock.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Landmark Album October 10, 2001
Format:Audio CD
Hands down, this is Mellencamp's best work. If you still think of "Jack and Diane" when you think of John Mellencamp, this CD will bring you up to date with this fantastic artist. I don't really care for John's early work anymore. It's not bad but pales in comparison to his recent releases. He's come a long way and this is the CD that made me understand why he's so popular. If there's a better Mellencamp song than "The Full Catastrophe", then I haven't heard it. "This May Not Be the End of the World" and "Emotional Love" are other highlights. Great melodies and more hooks than a tackle box! Absolute top-notch production is the icing on the cake. The symphonic medley of all the songs at the beginning of the CD is a nice touch. I've never heard that done before. To sum it up, Check it Out!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
A great album. Mr. Mellencamp seems incapable of putting out bad music.
Published 1 month ago by mark seeberg
5.0 out of 5 stars My Favorite Mellencamp
Mellencamp is one of my favorite artists and this is the best album if them all. Not a lot of radio hits on it but it showcases his writing and arranging talents. 5 stars plus!
Published 3 months ago by robin fleming
5.0 out of 5 stars Happy Go John
This is a CD full of different sounds and styles -that you will dig very much .John is always willing to go out there and try different things . Very good CD -I recomend
Published 3 months ago by Edward L Hartnett
5.0 out of 5 stars NOT the remastered version
Note, the description says this is the remastered version with a bonus track. The 2005 Remastered version IS available on Amazon, but this is not it. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Vickie
4.0 out of 5 stars Mellencamp Transitions Yet Again
John Mellencamp has never been one to allow his muse any slack. Be the disputes he's had over his name, his image and even his sound, Mellencamp has been kicking at the prickles... Read more
Published 12 months ago by Tim Brough
5.0 out of 5 stars John mellencamp fan
I been a fan of his music since 1996. this album of his is a great one to get if you like his stuff.
Published 14 months ago by Kurt Mstoecklhuber
4.0 out of 5 stars Mr. Lucky under the big top
Soon after his heart attack, John Mellencamp released this very creative album. The artwork sets the tone: circus acts! Read more
Published 15 months ago by G. K.
5.0 out of 5 stars Masterpiece
I have owned the cd of this Mellencamp since it first came out. Due to it wore out I add to make sure it was added back into my collection. Read more
Published 22 months ago by Don
4.0 out of 5 stars John Mellencamp CD
I get the CD on one of the days I should have get the CD the CD Play fine it is a very good CD if you like John Mellencamp music you should buy this CD
Published on July 9, 2009 by Timothy Michael Drum
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly Unappreciated!
The lack of respect this amazing album has been given over the years blows me away, because I feel this is every bit as good as the better received "Human Wheels", and in many... Read more
Published on February 6, 2008 by John Murray
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