I received my copy of this to review. I'd h eard great things about this CD, one friend (BV!) going so far as to say it was very much like something Springsteen would write. Well, that gave me an attitude of "Ha, sure, John is okay but comparing him to Bruce? A bit much."
I hadn't even bothered to pay attention to John Mellencamp for years. But let me tell you - this album really is GREAT. I loved it at first listen, which is rare for me. I am tempted to go back and see what his last few albums sound like to compare them. I can say he's matured a lot and his music shows it, but geez hopefully we all have. My last album by him was in 1985, Scarecrow. I would recommend this and rate it a "B+". Sorry this review is not more analytical....for a much more deatiled and well-written review visit Vinyl Bob at Rock and Roll Meandering Nonsense.
You can watch the video release of "My Sweet Love" here.
US Tour Dates
July 23 Riverbend Music Center - Cincinnati , OH
July 25 Ford Center - Oklahoma City , OK
July 27 Red Rocks Amphitheatre - Denver , CO
July 30 Santa Barbara Bowl- Santa Barbara, CA
July 31 Greek Theatre - Los Angeles , CA
Aug 2 Greek Theatre - Berkeley , CA