Editors’ Notes Chronicling John Mellencamp's first decade of music makes for a dizzying ride. This encompasses arena-rock stompers like "I Need a Lover," riff-happy heartland snapshots like "Pink Houses" and "Jack and Diane," hard-charging garage-rockers like "R.O.C.K. In the U.S.A.," and plenty more. And besides racking up the biggest tunes in the Midwestern rock 'n' roll hero's catalog, this collection throws hardcore fans a bone with the addition of a previously unreleased recording—the earthy, swaying "Without Expression."

SONG
I Need a Lover
1
5:35
 
Ain't Even Done With the Night
2
4:36
 
Hurts So Good
3
3:39
 
Jack and Diane
4
4:14
 
Crumblin' Down
5
3:34
 
Pink Houses
6
4:43
 
Authority Song
7
3:48
 
Lonely Ol' Night
8
3:44
 
Small Town
9
3:40
 
R.O.C.K. In the U.S.A. (A Salute to 60's Rock)
10
2:54
 
Paper In Fire
11
3:50
 
Cherry Bomb
12
4:47
 
Check It Out
13
4:19
 
Without Expression
14
5:05
 

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