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Genre: Rock

Released: Jan 23, 2007

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John Mellencamp
John Mellencamp

1982
1982

'80s Pop
'80s Pop






Freedom's Road – John Mellencamp

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Ghost Towns Along the HighwayJohn Mellencamp4:39$0.99
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ForgivenessJohn Mellencamp4:30$0.99
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Freedom's RoadJohn Mellencamp4:14$0.99
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Jim CrowJohn Mellencamp3:22$0.99
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Our Country (Rock Version)John Mellencamp3:47$1.29
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Rural RouteJohn Mellencamp3:08$0.99
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My AeroplaneJohn Mellencamp4:41$0.99
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Our CountryJohn Mellencamp3:46$1.49

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Our Review

John Mellencamp has always been a mess of contradictions: A populist singer who claimed he never wanted to be a pop singer, a successful heartland rocker who received mixed reviews from his critics and who spent as much time painting on his Indiana farm as he did working crowds the world over. Recluse or rock star? Mellencamp’s a product of the working class Midwest who never lost his stubborn streak or his generous spirit. Freedom’s Road is his heartfelt reaction to the post 9-11 world and while it contains its share of awkward moments — “The Americans” scans more like a jingle for a youth organization than a song — it also has a warm, empathetic vibe (try “Forgiveness,” for starters) that makes rooting for the self-confessed “Little Bastard” an easy task. There’s a spooky Counting Crows-meets-Robbie Robertson vibe to “Ghost Towns Along the Highway” and the title track, and an econoline country-rock groove dominates “Someday” and “Our Country “ (as heard in a car commercial). Joan Baez joins in for the eerie “Jim Crow.” Essentially, Mellencamp’s our country’s best paid social worker, bringing attention to those who have slipped through the cracks and giving a human face to a myriad of societal ills.

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Customer Reviews

Freedom's Road is a trip worth taking (5 stars)
John Mellencamp continues to amaze me with his eloquent words that pierces me straight through the heart and soul of my being. The stories he is telling with each and every song on this album is a journey we all take through our lives searching for tolerance, forgiveness and understanding. This is definately John's best work in years. I highly recommend this album for everyone!

Freedom's Road is a Straight Shot. (3 stars)
It's almost impossible to write a review of Freedom's Road without addressing the Chevy Truck tie in with the over-the-top ballad "Our Country." For many, this is the ultimate sell out. But just for a moment, let's look at this from the point of view from a midwestern guy. You've seen you career go from Mtv (1980's) to VH1 (1990's) to VH1 Classic (2000's). In short, your stuff don't get played like it used to. So when Chevy comes

Buy This Album (5 stars)
John has out done himself on this album. The lyrical content, musical direction, harmonies, and everything about this album are top-notch. So much of music today doesn't carry a message, but this album sends a clear message. Any Mellencamp fan, any fan of Rock Music, any fan of Heartland Pop, any fan of America should purchase this CD. "Ghost Towns Along the Highway" a great song about the gentrification of this great country.

Biography

Born: October 07, 1951 in Seymour, IN
Genre: Rock
Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Throughout his career, John Mellencamp has had to fight, whether it was for the right to record under his own name or for respect as an artist. Of course, he never made it easy on himself. Mellencamp began his career in the late '70s as a Bruce Springsteen clone called Johnny Cougar. As his career progressed, his music became more distinctive, developing into a Stonesy blend of hard rock and folk-rock. His musical development coincided with his growth in popularity — by the time "Hurts So Good"...

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