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More Info:2010 four CD anthology from one of America's premier singer/songwriters. This career retrospective spans the years 1976-2009 and focuses on the artwork, lyrics, and craft of Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Famer. The box set is presented as a beautiful 72 page hardbound book with a hand-sewn chipboard cover. All tracks were hand picked and sequenced by John himself. Universal.
On the Rural Route 7609 is a box set by rock singer/songwriter John Mellencamp that was released on June 15, 2010. The first part of the title refers to the song "Rural Route" from his 2007 album ''Freedom's Road'' and the fact that Mellencamp's music and lifestyle have always been very rural in nature, and 7609 references that the set spans Mellencamp's entire recording career from 1976 to 2009. Said Mellencamp in the set's liner notes: “I started making records in ’76, and the most recent track on the collection was done in ‘09. So Rural Route 7609; it’s like an address. I thought it sounded cool.”
The liner notes for "On the Rural Route 7609" were penned by veteran rock journalist Anthony DeCurtis, who also wrote the liner notes for Eric Clapton's ''Crossroads'' and Billy Joel's ''My Lives''. DeCurtis wrote a 4,500-word essay on Mellencamp, and Mellencamp provides track-by-track commentary. - Wikipedia