A Taste of Yesterday's Wine

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A Taste of Yesterday's Wine
Studio album by George Jones and Merle Haggard
Released August 1982
Genre Country
Length 31:40
Label Epic/Hallmark
Producer Billy Sherrill
George Jones chronology
Still the Same Ole Me
(1981)
A Taste of Yesterday's Wine
(1982)
Anniversary – 10 Years of Hits
(1982)
Merle Haggard chronology
Big City
(1981)
A Taste of Yesterday's Wine
(1982)
Going Where the Lonely Go
(1982)

A Taste of Yesterday's Wine is an album by American country music artists George Jones and Merle Haggard, released in 1982. This was their first album together; their next album together, Kickin' Out the Footlights...Again, would not come until 24 years later in 2006.[1]

Jones and Haggard were largely influenced by the Hank Williams and Lefty Frizzell tradition. The album was produced by Billy Sherrill and featured backing vocals by Haggard's wife Leona Williams. It also features tributes to the singers, including "Silver Eagle", written by Freddy Powers and Gary Church about Haggard, and "No Show Jones", written by Jones and Glenn Martin and dealing with Jones' notorious inability to arrive at concert dates. The single "C.C. Waterback" was a top ten hit.

In the UK Hallmark Records issued an LP with the same title, artwork (as shown) and tracks but with a different track order.[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars link

Track listing (Epic)[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Yesterday's Wine"   Willie Nelson 3:15
2. "After I Sing All My Songs"   Leona Williams 3:16
3. "I Think I've Found a Way"   Merle Haggard 3:29
4. "The Brothers"   Dave Kirby 4:03
5. "Mobile Bay"   Kirby, Curly Putman 3:18
6. "C.C. Waterback"   Haggard 3:37
7. "Silver Eagle"   Gary Church, Freddy Powers 2:40
8. "Must've Been Drunk"   Max D. Barnes, Vern Gosdin 2:40
9. "I Haven't Found Her Yet"   Haggard, Johnny Paycheck 2:27
10. "No Show Jones"   George Jones, Glenn Martin 2:26

Track listing (Hallmark)[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Yesterday's Wine"   Willie Nelson 3:15
2. "I Haven't Found Her Yet"   Haggard, Johnny Paycheck 2:27
3. "I Think I've Found a Way"   Merle Haggard 3:29
4. "Silver Eagle"   Gary Church, Freddy Powers 2:40
5. "Mobile Bay"   Kirby, Curly Putman 3:18
6. "C.C. Waterback"   Haggard 3:37
7. "The Brothers"   Dave Kirby 4:03
8. "Must've Been Drunk"   Max D. Barnes, Vern Gosdin 2:40
9. "After I Sing All My Songs"   Leona Williams 3:16
10. "No Show Jones"   George Jones, Glenn Martin 2:26

Chart performance[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart (1982) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 4
U.S. Billboard 200 123

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart
positions
US Country CAN Country
1982 "Yesterday's Wine" 1 5
"C.C. Waterback" 10 18

Personnel[edit]

Production notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic entry for A Taste of Yesterday's Wine. Retrieved December 2009.
  2. ^ Original copy of album #SHM 3177

External links[edit]