This was one of those " I owe my old record company another album record," but it actually come off quite well. Mellencamp took some of his favorites and redid them with the current band in a mostly stripped down style. It's sort of a John Mellencamp unplugged.
It works well. Rain on the Scarecrow is slowed way down, Jackie Brown gets more of a folk treatment, the Caribbean drum beat in I Saw You First is gone, and he does a great version of Under The Boardwalk.