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On The Rural Route 7609 is a four CD set that chronicles John Mellencamp's career with a focus on his songwriting.

The discs are packaged within a 72-page book that includes an exhaustive essay and comprehensive track-by-track annotation by award-winning writer Anthony DeCurtis. The package includes rare and evocative photos printed on heavy stock that make On The Rural Route 7609 a distinctive set of albums, in the sense that albums -- as originally conceived in earlier times -- are cohesive collections of music.

Track Listing:
CD 1:
1. Longest Days
2. Grandma's Theme
3. Rural Route
4. Jackie Brown
5. Rain On The Scarecrow
6. Jim Crow (Read By Cornell West)
7. Jim Crow
8. Big Daddy Of Them All
9. Deep Blue Heart
10. Forgiveness
11. Don't Need This Body
12. Jenny At 16
13. Jack & Diane (Demo)
14. Jack & Diane

CD 2:
1. The Real Life (Read By Joanne Woodward)
2. Ghost Towns Along The Highway
3. The Full Catastrophe
4. Authority Song (Demo)
5. Troubled Land
6. To Washington
7. Our Country (Alternative Version)
8. Country Gentlemen
9. Freedom's Road
10. Mr. Bellows
11. Rodeo Clown
12. Love & Happiness
13. Pink Houses

CD 3:
1. If I Die Sudden (Live)
2. Someday
3. Between A Laugh & A Tear
4. Void In My Heart
5. Death Letter
6. Sugar Marie
7. Theo & Weird Henry
8. When Jesus Left Birmingham
9. L.U.V.
10. Thank You
11. Women Seem
12. The World Don't Bother Me None
13. Cherry Bomb (Demo)
14. Someday The Rain Will Fall
15. A Ride Back Home

CD 4:
1. My Aeroplane
2. Coloured Lights
3. Just Like You
4. Young Without Lovers
5. To M.G. (Wherever She May Be)
6. Sweet Evening Breeze
7. What If I Came Knocking
8. Country Fair
9. Peaceful World (Demo)
10. Your Life Is Now
11. For The Children
12. Rural Route (Acoustic)

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  • Store location: Upper Hutt City, Wellington, NZ

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