Label: Expansion - CDB EXP 10 • Series: Luxury Soul - 2010 • Format: 3x, CD Compilation • Country: UK • Genre: Funk / Soul • Style: Soul
The first thing that grabs the listener about John Mellencamp 's No Better Than This is its sound: mono -- recorded live to an Ampex tape recorder circawith a single microphone without mixing or overdubs. It's warmth and presence are immediate and engulfing. While Mellencamp 's last album was celebrated for its wonderfully crafted songs, it nonetheless reflected Burnett 's dictatorially heavy-handed production style.
This set feels far more like the artist. No Better Than This - Various - Luxury Soul 2010 songs are rooted in country, rockabilly, folk, country-gospel, No Better Than This - Various - Luxury Soul 2010 an even rawer Midwestern rock-- Mellencamp 's brand. The band is equal parts his standard road group and Burnett 's studio crew, but the latter plays more of a supporting role than a guiding one; this set, with its brilliantly pruned songwriting, is Mellencamp at his focused best.
He may be looking back at some earlier styles of music that influenced him, but these songs feel invigorated, unfettered; melodically and lyrically astute. He possesses an independent streak in abundance; he is making music only for himself now; as a result, he's in a league of his own. No Better Than This proves that good songs need very little to communicate instructive narratives and complex emotions, and that primitive recording methods are still sometimes the best ones.
Aggressive Bittersweet Druggy. Energetic Happy Hypnotic. Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Histoire - DJ Loose - 20 Beats Vol.
1. Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Release Date August 17, Hanging Out Introspection Road Trip. Track Listing. Save Some Time to Dream. John Mellencamp. The West End. Right Behind Me. A Graceful Fall. No Better Than This. Thinking About You. Coming Down the Road.
No One Cares About Me. Love at First Sight. Don't Forget About Me. Each Day of Sorrow. Easter Eve. Clumsy Ol' World. Spotify Amazon. The West End John Mellencamp. Right Behind Me John Mellencamp. A Graceful Fall John Mellencamp. Thinking About You John Mellencamp. Coming Down the Road John Mellencamp.
Love at First Sight John Mellencamp. Each Day of Sorrow John Mellencamp. Come What May - Air Supply - Now And Forever Eve John Mellencamp.
Clumsy Ol' World John Mellencamp.
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