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Whenever We Wanted [Original recording remastered]

John MellencampAudio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)

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listen  3. I Ain't Ever Satisfied 3:36$0.99  Buy MP3 
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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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Product Details

  • Audio CD (May 24, 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Umvd Special Markets
  • ASIN: B0009IW9DY
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #157,247 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Each Definitive Remaster will feature newly remastered sound, a rare or previously unreleased bonus track and upgraded packaging. Packaging will feature lyrics and complete artwork. Island. 2005.

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hard Rockin' In the U.S.A. August 11, 2005
Format:Audio CD
This recording smokes in its new found glory via a new remastering. You will absolutely love the way the drums of Kenny Aronoff march in lockstep with the driving bass of Toby Myers. The icing on the cake is the cutting sounds of David Grissom on lead guitar and the rhythm chukka-chukka of Mike Wanchic. This is a great album to put in the CD deck of your auto and CRANK from start to finish. Mr Mellencamp has never been better. This album is an outright steal at the price I paid for it-$9.98! The perfect album to blow off steam. 10 stars is still too little.
An American Masterpiece by a great artist.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My favorite complete Mellencamp album April 4, 2004
Format:Audio CD
I have always liked the variety of hits that John has released over the years, but this is the only album of his that I own. From front to back this is his best effort in my opinion. He returns to his rock roots, but with a more mature approach. After all the experiments with various sounds, instruments, and styles, this album sounds as if he and his band locked themselves in a garage and just jammed. Simple in-your-face guitars and good lyrics all the way through. If you only want to spend money on 2 of John Mellencamp's catalog, get his greatest hits and then get this one.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Rocking Hard June 26, 2005
Format:Audio CD
After the quiet, folky sounds of Big Daddy, John Mellencamp(now dropping the Cougar from his name), came back hard with WheneverWe Wanted To. On this album he combines the hard rock edge ofAmerican Fool with the socially relevant lyrics of his mid-80'salbums. "Get A Leg Up" is a hard rocker that is a distantcousin to "Hurts So Good". "Love &Happiness", "Crazy Ones", "Melting Pot" andthe title track are all excellent songs. "Again Tonight"was a single, but it doesn't work well in the album as it sounds likeit was stuck in as an afterthought. The bonus track is a remix of "Love And Happiness" that doesn't really click.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mellencamp Returns To His Rock Roots Here August 12, 2005
Format:Audio CD
With WHENEVER WE WANTED, John Mellencamp drops the "Cougar" altogether and returns to his rock style and party-oriented lyrics from his early days, while continuing his deeper lyrical concerns. The remastering on this CD adds depth and definition to every single song, and the bonus cuts are quite interesting. Any serious Mellencamp fan must own this one.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mellencamp at his "Rockin'" Best! January 26, 2007
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Whenever We Wanted is my favorite John Cougar Mellencamp album, ah... you can tell how old I am because I didn't say CD. Scarecrow is probably most peoples favorite and definately his most popular. It's good, and it has a nice mix of acoustic folksey songs and some rockers. But, Whenever We Wanted is ALL pretty straight-forward Rock! When John walked into the recording studio on that first day he must of been in a really good mood and proclaimed to the band members there "Boy's, It's time to Rock!" This thing never slows down. It's a great buy at less than $10. And don't be afraid of a used copy of the original 1991 release. There is not much difference between them sonically. In fact, when I bought the remaster and compared them, I decided to keep my old copy 'cause it sounded so good, and the local retail outlet only wanted to give me $1 for it. No way. Recommended to Mellencamp Fans who grew up and/or like Scarecrow, Uh-Huh, and American Fool.

If you prefer his Folk music and acoustic stuff (nothing wrong with that) you might not enjoy this as much. For example, I never could get into Big Daddy or Mr. Happy Go Lucky.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars REAL ROCK!!! March 3, 1999
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars His best work...ever! September 23, 1999
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Format:Audio CD
I made the mistake of loaning this CD to a friend and never saw it again. It's that good. I am a serious fan of Mellencamp's music. For my money this is his best work. Edgy and driven, yet still filled with Mellencamp's typical lyrical quality and ability to tell a story with emotion.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent album February 7, 2007
Format:Audio CD
Excellent album - Give a listen to "Whenever We Wanted", "Melting Pot", "Love and Happiness", "Get A Leg Up", and "Now More Than Ever" - you won't be disappointed
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 3 months ago by David C Zalusky
5.0 out of 5 stars Whenever We Wanted
Didn't care as much for this as much as I care for Mellencamp's later work. At first. After a few listens I'm hooked. Great from start to finish.
Published 3 months ago by mark seeberg
4.0 out of 5 stars Johnny Guitar
LOts of nice guitar work along with all the other instruments that are being used . He knows what sounds right and he goes ahead and does it . Great time in his life .
Published 4 months ago by Edward L Hartnett
5.0 out of 5 stars Raunchy Rock & Sexy Roll
This is my top favourite Mellencamp album, simply because I like all the tracks, there aren't any I would pass and there are three I absolutely love, namely `Get a Leg Up'... Read more
Published 16 months ago by G. K.
4.0 out of 5 stars John Mellencamp - "What we needed"...
Great CD! Have enjoyed the great array of new songs from JM, and would reccommend that everyone needs to have a listen!
Published 16 months ago by Pellegrino Villani
4.0 out of 5 stars One of his best before he took the tumble.....
In the 20 years or so since this album came out, Mellencamp's career has evaporated. His liberal viewpoints make his latter efforts unpalatable to a large segment of the public. Read more
Published on November 30, 2011 by D. Thrower
4.0 out of 5 stars whenever we wanted
A good cd and the price was good!!.a lot of good fast song`s.8 song`s out of 11 that i like. that`s a good cd.a good cd with a lot of rock. Read more
Published on June 21, 2011 by Big Dog.
5.0 out of 5 stars Mellencamp's BEST Album!
Whenever We Wanted is the album that brought me back into the Mellen-"Camp". This is by far his best, hardest & most "rockingest" title by far. Every song is GREAT on this album. Read more
Published on December 15, 2010 by Therracck Greenleaf
5.0 out of 5 stars Back when music was pure fun
I purchased the repackage because although I loved the music, I have been yearning for a remastering of this recording which would unleash the full instrumental punch. Read more
Published on October 27, 2010 by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars It rocks, but Mellencamp is at his most bored
I guess this album was better than I thought originally, but no hits from this album, or at least none of them got any airplay in Philadelphia where I was living at the time. Read more
Published on August 26, 2009 by Daniel Hayes
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