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John Mellencamp Announces Deluxe Reissue Of ‘Scarecrow’

John Mellencamp has announced that the deluxe reissue of his 1985 album Scarecrow will be released via Mercury/UME on November 4.

As a teaser, he shared “Small Town (2022 Remaster)” and two previously unreleased versions, “Small Town (Writer’s Demo)” and “Small Town (Acoustic Version).”

The Scarecrow Deluxe reissue is a box set containing 2 CDs of newly remixed and remastered songs, previously unreleased bonus tracks and alternate versions. It also includes a booklet featuring rare photographs and new liner notes by author and music critic Anthony DeCurtis.

Mellencamp’s critically-acclaimed eighth studio album, Scarecrow was originally released in 1985.

The 24-track deluxe edition is available for pre-order at

Scarecrow Deluxe edition tracklist:


1. Rain On The Scarecrow2. Grandma’s Theme3. Small Town4. Minutes To Memories5. Lonely Ol’ Night6. The Face Of The Nation7. Justice And Independence ‘858. Between A Laugh And A Tear9. Rumbleseat10. You’ve Got To Stand For Somethin’11. R.O.C.K. IN THE U.S.A. (A Salute To 60’s Rock)12. The Kind Of Fella I Am13. Small Town (Acoustic Version)


1. Under The Boardwalk2. Lonely Ol’ Night (Rough Mix)3. Between A Laugh And A Tear (Writer’s Demo)4. Carolina Shag5. Cold Sweat6. Rumbleseat (Writer’s Demo)7. Smart Guys8. R.O.C.K. In The U.S.A. (A Salute To 60’s Rock) (Rough Mix)9. Minutes To Memories (Rough Mix)10. Shama Lama Ding Dong11. Small Town (Writer’s Demo)

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