Seven Year Ache

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For the song, see Seven Year Ache (song).
Seven Year Ache
Studio album by Rosanne Cash
Released February 1981
Studio Davlen Sound Studios, Sherman Oaks, California; Magnolia Sound Studios
Genre Country
Length 32:45
Label Columbia
Producer Rodney Crowell
Rosanne Cash chronology
Right or Wrong
Seven Year Ache
Somewhere in the Stars
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[2]

Seven Year Ache is the third studio album by American country music singer Rosanne Cash. It was produced by her then-husband Rodney Crowell and reached number one on the Billboard country album chart.[3] Three of its tracks were also number one in the U.S. country singles category: "Seven Year Ache" (which also crossed over to the U.S. pop top 40), "My Baby Thinks He's a Train" and "Blue Moon with Heartache".

The album was reissued on CD in 1984, 2002 and in 2005; the latter release received copy protection through Sony BMG's controversial XCP technology, one of the few country albums to use such technology.

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "Rainin'" (Keith Sykes) – 2:54
  2. "Seven Year Ache" (Rosanne Cash) – 3:15
  3. "Blue Moon with Heartache" (Rosanne Cash) – 4:28
  4. "What Kinda Girl?" (Steve Forbert) – 2:47
  5. "You Don't Have Very Far to Go" (Merle Haggard, Red Simpson) – 2:35

Side two[edit]

  1. "My Baby Thinks He's a Train" (Leroy Preston) – 3:13
  2. "Only Human" (Keith Sykes) – 4:00
  3. "Where Will the Words Come From?" (Glen D. Hardin, Sonny Curtis) – 2:45
  4. "Hometown Blues" (Tom Petty) – 2:58
  5. "I Can't Resist" (Hank DeVito, Rodney Crowell) – 3:25


  • Arlene Katz, Emory Gordy, Jr., Hank DeVito - production assistance
  • Donivan Cowart, Bradley Hartman - engineers

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1981) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 1
U.S. Billboard 200 26


Preceded by
Feels So Right by Alabama
Top Country Albums number-one album
June 6–13, 1981
Succeeded by
Feels So Right by Alabama