King's Record Shop

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King's Record Shop
Studio album by
ReleasedJune 26, 1987
ProducerRodney Crowell
Rosanne Cash chronology
Rhythm & Romance
King's Record Shop
Hits 1979–1989
Singles from King's Record Shop
  1. "The Way We Make a Broken Heart"
    Released: June 1987
  2. "Tennessee Flat Top Box"
    Released: November 1987
  3. "If You Change Your Mind"
    Released: March 1988
  4. "Runaway Train"
    Released: July 1988
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars [1]

King's Record Shop is the sixth studio album by American country music singer Rosanne Cash. Released in 1987, it produced four number 1 singles on the Billboard country singles chart. They were "The Way We Make a Broken Heart", "If You Change Your Mind", "Tennessee Flat Top Box" (which was written and originally sung by father Johnny Cash), and "Runaway Train".

The album is named after King's Record Shop in Louisville, Kentucky, which was owned by Pee Wee King's younger brother, Gene. A photograph of Rosanne Cash standing in the shop's doorway is featured on the cover, though she was never actually at the shop for the photo. Veteran steel guitarist Hank DeVito took the photo of the record shop and one of Rosanne standing as she is in the photo. He superimposed her into the record shop photo (Music City News magazine, August 1987).

Sony BMG controversially used their XCP technology on the album when it was re-released in 2005 as part of its American Milestones series.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Rosie Strike Back" (Eliza Gilkyson) – 3:32
  2. "The Way We Make a Broken Heart" (John Hiatt) – 3:55
  3. "If You Change Your Mind" (Rosanne Cash, Hank DeVito) – 3:12
  4. "The Real Me" (R. Cash) – 4:24
  5. "Somewhere Sometime" (R. Cash) – 4:05
  6. "Runaway Train" (John Stewart) – 3:58
  7. "Tennessee Flat Top Box" (Johnny Cash) – 3:15
  8. "I Don't Have to Crawl" (Rodney Crowell) – 4:33
  9. "Green, Yellow and Red" (John Kilzer) – 3:40
  10. "Why Don't You Quit Leaving Me Alone?" (Benmont Tench) – 4:00

CD bonus tracks[edit]

  1. "707" (John Kilzer) – 3:34
  2. "Runaway Train" (live) (John Stewart) – 4:17
  3. "Green, Yellow and Red" (live) (John Kilzer) – 5:15



  • Rodney Crowell: producer
  • T-Bone Toglio: assistant producer
  • Margie Hunt: production assistant
  • Martha Wood: production assistant
  • John Agnello: engineer
  • Donivan Cowart: engineer
  • Jeanne Kinney: engineer
  • Steve Marcantonio: engineer, mixing
  • Keith Odle: engineer
  • Frank Pekoc: engineer
  • George Marino: mastering

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1987) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 6
U.S. Billboard 200 138
Canadian RPM Top Albums 57


  • Hall, Wade. Hell-Bent for Music: The Life of Pee Wee King. University Press of Kentucky, 1996.
  • Music City News magazine, "Seeing Is Deceiving On Cash's New Album", August 1987.
  1. ^ Jurek, Thom. King's Record Shop at AllMusic