Past the Point of Rescue

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Past the Point of Rescue
Studio album by Hal Ketchum
Released May 7, 1991
Genre Country
Length 34:05
Label Curb
Producer Allen Reynolds
Jim Rooney
Hal Ketchum chronology
Threadbare Alibis
Past the Point of Rescue
Sure Love
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly (A-)[2]

Past the Point of Rescue is an album released by American country music artist Hal Ketchum. His first major-label album, it was released in 1991 on Curb Records and has been certified gold by the RIAA. The album produced four singles for him on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) charts between 1991 and 1992. In chronological order, these were "Small Town Saturday Night", "I Know Where Love Lives", "Past the Point of Rescue", and a cover of The Vogues' "Five O'Clock World"; respectively, these songs reached #2, #13, #2, and #16 on the country charts. "Past the Point of Rescue" has been recorded by several other artists, most notably the Dixie Chicks on their 1992 album Little Ol' Cowgirl.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Small Town Saturday Night" (Pat Alger, Hank DeVito) – 2:55
  2. "I Know Where Love Lives" (Hal Ketchum) – 3:30
  3. "Old Soldiers" (Ketchum, Dave Mallett) – 3:33
  4. "Somebody's Love" (Ketchum, Alger) – 3:09
  5. "Past the Point of Rescue" (Mick Hanly) – 4:25
  6. "Five O'Clock World" (Allen Reynolds) – 3:02
  7. "I Miss My Mary" (Ketchum) – 3:12
  8. "Don't Strike a Match (To the Book of Love)" (Ketchum, Alger) – 3:13
  9. "Long Day Comin'" (Ketchum, Gary Burr) – 3:43
  10. "She Found the Place" (Ketchum) – 3:11


Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1991) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 6
U.S. Billboard 200 45
U.S. Billboard Top Heatseekers 2


  • Past the Point of Rescue (cassette). Hal Ketchum. Burbank, California: Curb Records. 1991. D4-77450.