Whenever We Wanted [Bonus Track]

Whenever We Wanted [Bonus Track]

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Whenever We Wanted [Bonus Track]

John Mellencamp took his signature blend of Stonesy rock and folk as far as it could go on Big Daddy, so he wisely returned to straight-ahead rock & roll with Whenever We Wanted. Uh-Huh was the last record he made that rocked as hard and consistently as this, and his songwriting had improved considerably in the years since that breakthrough release. Which means, of course, that Whenever We Wanted is more consistent than the earlier record, but it never reaches the highs of Uh-Huh. Even its best moments ("Love and Happiness," "Get a Leg Up," "Whenever We Wanted," "Again Tonight") shine because of their craftsmanship, failing to achieve the kinetic energy of his earlier work. Whenever We Wanted remains a solid record, but it's one that feels like a holding pattern. [In 2005 Universal remastered Mellencamp's catalog and included an extra cut on each title. Whenever We Wanted contains a completely throwaway "London Club Mix" of "Love and Happiness" remixed by Ralph Jezzard. It was originally the B-side of the Again Tonight CD single.]

Product Details

Release Date: 05/24/2005
Label: Umvd Special Markets
UPC: 0602498812419
catalogNumber: 000451402

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Performance Credits

John Mellencamp   Primary Artist,Vocals
Kenny Aronoff   Percussion,Drums,Vibes
John Cascella   Accordion,Hammond Organ,Penny Whistle,farfisa organ,Hammond B3
David Grissom   Guitar
Toby Myers   Bass,Bass Guitar,Background Vocals
Mike Wanchic   Guitar,Background Vocals
Pharez Whitted   Trumpet

Technical Credits

Jay Healy   Engineer
Ralph Jezzard   Producer,Remixing
John Mellencamp   Composer,Producer,Paintings,Audio Production
Randy Handley   Composer
Ryan Null   Photo Coordination

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