Water from the Wells of Home

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Water from the Wells of Home
Studio album by Johnny Cash with friends
Released May 1988
Recorded December 1987 -
May 1988
Genre Country
Length 31:21
Label Mercury
Producer Jack Clement
Johnny Cash chronology
Classic Cash: Hall of Fame Series
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Water from the Wells of Home is the 75th album by American country singer Johnny Cash, released on Mercury Records in 1988 (see 1988 in music). It features several collaborations with other artists, including "New Moon Over Jamaica" with Paul McCartney. Other guests include Waylon Jennings, Hank Williams Jr., Glen Campbell, Emmylou Harris and family members John Carter Cash and June Carter Cash. "Call Me the Breeze" is a J. J. Cale song that had been previously covered by Lynyrd Skynyrd. "Ballad of a Teenage Queen" is a new recording of a song that had appeared on Cash's Sun era album Sings the Songs That Made Him Famous. The album did not fare well on the charts, peaking at No. 48; the two singles, "Ballad of a Teenage Queen" and "That Old Wheel", reached No. 45 and No. 21, respectively. A 2003 re-release of the album contained a bonus track, consisting of Johnny Cash discussing various songs on the album.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Ballad of a Teenage Queen" (Jack Clement) – 2:45
  2. "As Long as I Live" (Roy Acuff) – 2:58
  3. "Where Did We Go Right" (Dave Loggins, Don Schlitz) – 2:58
  4. "The Last of the Drifters" (Tom T. Hall) – 3:17
  5. "Call Me the Breeze" (J. J. Cale) – 3:24
  6. "That Old Wheel" (Jennifer Pierce) – 2:49
  7. "Sweeter Than the Flowers" (Morry Burns, Syd Nathan, Ervin T. Rouse) – 2:56
  8. "A Croft in Clachan (The Ballad of Rob MacDunn)" (Johnny Cash) – 4:04
  9. "New Moon Over Jamaica" (Johnny Cash, Tom T. Hall, Paul McCartney) – 3:12
  10. "Water from the Wells of Home" (Johnny Cash) – 2:58

Bonus tracks[edit]

  1. "Johnny Cash Interview" (Johnny Cash) - 5:47


Chart performance[edit]


Chart (1988) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 48


Year Single Peak positions
US Country
1988 "That Old Wheel" 21
1989 "Ballad of a Teenage Queen" 45

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