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John Mellencamp Set to Premiere First Album of New Songs in Five Years on SIRIUS Satellite Radio

Will Discuss and Preview Every Track on 'Freedom's Road' Before Its January 23 Release

NEW YORK, Jan 04, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Multi-platinum rock artist John Mellencamp will premiere his new album Freedom's Road exclusively on SIRIUS Satellite Radio (Nasdaq: SIRI), the week before it will be available in stores and digitally.

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Mellencamp will play and discuss the story behind each of album's tracks, in order, with SIRIUS host Meg Griffin. He wrote and produced all of the songs on Freedom's Road, his 21st album to be released in a career that now spans four decades. Freedom Road is his first album of original material in more than five years, and will be available from UMe/Universal Republic on January 23.

Freedom's Road, the culmination of a year's worth of composing, arranging, recording and mixing, is a collection of songs that reflect the climate and concerns of present day America. The album finds Mellencamp backed by his touring band members. The group, with Mellencamp producing, recorded the album in the garage/rehearsal room that adjoins his studio near Bloomington, IN. Post production and mixing moved inside the facility earlier this fall. Additional backing was provided by Little Big Town, the hit country vocal group with one song, "Jim Crow," featuring the legendary Joan Baez.

Inside Freedom's Road with John Mellencamp will be broadcast on The Spectrum, channel 18 on Wednesday, January 17 at 7 pm ET. It will be re- broadcast on January 18 at 12 pm ET; January 20 at 8 am ET; January 21 at 5 pm ET; January 22 at 2 pm ET, and January 23 at 9 pm ET.

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