I Would Like to See You Again

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I Would Like to See You Again
Studio album by Johnny Cash
Released April 1978
Recorded July 6, 1976 - October 4, 1977
Genre Country, folk
Length 32:44
Label Columbia
Producer Larry Butler
Johnny Cash chronology
The Rambler
I Would Like to See You Again
Greatest Hits, Vol. 3

I Would Like to See You Again is the 57th album by American country singer Johnny Cash, released on Columbia Records in 1978. The title track peaked at #12 on the singles chart, while "There Ain't No Good Chain Gang" reached #2; the album itself peaked at #23. The album features a pair of duets with Waylon Jennings, one of which was the "There Ain't No Good Chain Gang" single; it was one of Cash's first collaborations with Jennings, and the two would go on to record a number of songs together throughout the 1980s, including a separate album entitled Heroes. Cash and Jennings would also work together as The Highwaymen with Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars link
Rolling Stone (favorable) link

Track listing[edit]

  1. "I Would Like to See You Again" (Larry T. Atwood, Charlie Craig) – 2:55
  2. "Lately" (Cash) – 2:01
  3. "I Wish I Was Crazy Again" (Bob McDill) – 2:44
  4. "Who's Gene Autry?" (Cash) – 3:53
  5. "Hurt So Bad" (Cash) – 2:37
  6. "I Don't Think I Could Take You Back Again" (Earl Ball, Jr., Jo-El Sonnier) – 2:51
  7. "Abner Brown" (Cash) – 3:40
  8. "After Taxes" (Jerry Leiber, Billy Edd Wheeler) – 3:03
  9. "There Ain't No Good Chain Gang" (Hal Bynum, Dave Kirby) – 3:18
    • With Waylon Jennings
  10. "That's the Way It Is" (Roger Bowling, Larry Butler) – 3:03
  11. "I'm Alright Now" (Jerry Hensley) – 2:39


  • Johnny Cash - vocals, guitar
  • Waylon Jennings - vocals
  • Bob Wootton, Jerry Hensley, Jack Routh, Jimmy Capps, Jerry Shook, Pete Wade - guitar
  • Marshall Grant, Gordon Payne - bass
  • WS Holland - drums
  • Ralph Mooney - steel guitar
  • Larry McCoy, Cliff Robertson, Earl Poole Ball - piano
  • Terry McMillian - harmonica
  • Richard Morris - percussion
  • The Jordanaires - vocals
  • John Carter Cash - question on "Who's Gene Autry?"

Additional personnel[edit]

  • Produced by Larry Butler
  • "I Wish I Was Crazy Again" and "There Ain't No Good Chain Gang" Produced by Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings
  • Engineers: Roger Tucker, Billy Sherrill
  • Recorded at Sound Spectrum Recording, Inc.
  • Mixes at Jack Clement Recording Studios
  • Johnny Cash cover photo by Alexander Agor
  • "Vision" photo of June Carter by Johnny Cash
  • Linear Notes by Larry Butler


Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1978 Country Albums 23

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1978 "I Would Like to See You Again" Country Singles 12
1978 "There Ain't No Good Chain Gang" Country Singles 2
1978 "I Wish I Was Crazy Again" Country Singles 22

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