The First Ever 25 Year Career Retrospective From John Mellencamp Includes 35 Digitally Remastered Classics Plus 2 New Recordings. Features the New Hit Single "WALK TALL". Includes a Limited Edition 5 Song Bonus DVD.
Compare this to John Mellencamp's previous hits set, The Best That I Could Do 1978-1988
, and it quickly becomes apparent how much the artist formerly known as John Cougar has grown in the second phase of his career. Following a 1994 heart attack, the songwriter transformed from cocky jukebox hero to compassionate everyman, trading in big pop riffs for sublime, politically charged songs that echo the outspoken work of Bruce Springsteen
and Neil Young
. Spanning 25 years, this 35-track set incorporates most of the last collection along with more recent hits over two discs in nonchronological order. --Aidin Vaziri