John Mellencamp speaks plainly in May on new DVD/CD

Songwriter, storyteller, musician, actor, artist, social activist and fishmonger John Mellencamp has announced the release of ‘Plain Spoken: From The Chicago Theatre’  which comes out on DVD+CD, Blu-ray+CD, and digital formats on May 11th. “Try to keep it as plain spoken as possible…” are the first words you hear in this self-narrated musical journey which steps outside the boundaries of a concert film or documentary and blends personal voice-overs from Mellencamp with live footage of him performing with his full band at the Chicago Theatre, 250 miles from his native Indiana. Mellencamp tells the story of his Midwestern upbringing, the trials, turns and triumphs of his career, and his overall outlook on life while the music plays, supporting his stories. 

In addition to the full film with Mellencamp’s commentary, the release offers a “non-commentary” option (available in the Main Menu) in which viewers can watch the concert on its own. Would that that was the case with Shania Twain’s Vegas residencies. The set is completed with a component CD of concert audio and includes special guest Carlene Carter.

Plain Spoken: From The Chicago Theatre Track Listing:

Lawless Times
Troubled Man
Minutes To Memories
Small Town
Stones In My Passway
Pop Singer
Check It Out
Longest Days
The Full Catastrophe
My Soul’s Got Wings
Rain On The Scarecrow
Paper In Fire
Authority Song
Pink Houses
Cherry Bomb

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Author: Mark Whitfield

Mark Whitfield has been the Editor of Americana UK for the last 19 years and still feels like this is his pretend job, mainly because it is.

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