Tuesday 12/21/21 12am ET: Feature LP: John Mellencamp – Cuttin’ Heads (2001)

Cuttin’ Heads is the 17th album by American singer-songwriter and musician John Mellencamp, released on October 16, 2001. It was his second album for Columbia Records, and it peaked at No. 15 on the Billboard 200 in early November 2001. The album is noteworthy for having only one single, the India.Arie duet “Peaceful World”.

“Cuttin’ Heads” – 5:03
“Peaceful World” – 4:05
“Deep Blue Heart” – 3:29

“Crazy Island” – 3:47
“Just Like You” – 4:04
“The Same Way I Do” – 3:20
“Women Seem” – 5:14
“Worn Out Nervous Condition” – 3:32
“Shy” – 3:25
“In Our Lives” – 4:03

John Mellencamp – vocals, guitar
Andy York – electric and acoustic guitars, mandolin, banjo, lap steel, bass, keyboards, percussion, backing vocals
Steve Jordan – drums and percussion
Willie Weeks – bass
Miriam Sturm – violin, keyboards, percussion, backing vocals
Jenn Cristy – flute, percussion, background vocals, piano, organ, violin
Moe Z M.D. – organ, clavinet, drums, percussion, backing vocals
Pat Peterson – background vocals
Courtney “PeeWee” Kaiser – background vocals
Mike Wanchic – guitar, backing vocals
Dane Clark – drums, percussion
John Gunnell – bass
Kenny Childers – acoustic guitar, background vocals
David Wierhake – accordion on “Peaceful World” and “In Our Lives”
Chuck D – vocals on “Cuttin’ Heads”
India.Arie – vocals on “Peaceful World”
Trisha Yearwood – vocals on “Deep Blue Heart”