'Life, Death, Love and Freedom' by John Mellencamp
John Mellencamp’s eagerly anticipated new album "Life, Death, Love and Freedom", produced by T Bone Burnett, will be released July 15, 2008 by Hear Music at Starbucks Company-operated locations in the U.S. and Canada, as well as traditional music retail.
Mellencamp has characterized the album as a collection of “modern electric folk songs.” With backing from his legendary touring band, the album’s 14 tracks were recorded at his studio in Bloomington, Indiana and mixed in Los Angeles with Burnett behind the boards for all of the sessions. Mellencamp cites Burnett’s production as key to “finding the soul of each song.”
“John Mellencamp is true original, a writer and performing artist of passion, talent and spirit who in the course of his exceptional career has maintained a unique and distinctive voice in his songwriting,” said Glen Barros, president & CEO of Concord Music Group, who oversees the Hear Music label. “The songs on this record are perhaps his most intimate, honest and poignant of his career. We are delighted to have this opportunity to work on ‘Life, Love, Death and Freedom.’”