Walls Can Fall

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Walls Can Fall
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Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 27, 1992
RecordedJuly–August 1992 at Javelina Recording Studio, Nashville, TN
GenreCountry
Length31:10
LabelMCA Nashville
ProducerEmory Gordy, Jr.
George Jones chronology
And Along Came Jones
(1991)
Walls Can Fall
(1992)
High-Tech Redneck
(1993)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic2.5/5 stars[1]

Walls Can Fall is an album by American country music artist George Jones. This album was released in 1992 (see 1992 in country music) on the MCA Nashville Records. It peaked at number 24 on the Billboard Country Albums chart and number 77 on The Billboard 200 chart. Walls Can Fall went Gold in 1994.[2]

Recording[edit]

Walls Can Fall was produced by Emory Gordy, Jr.. Gordy had previously produced albums by Steve Earle and Bill Monroe, among others, and Jones was backed by the usual top players and songwriters in Nashville. The biggest hit on the album, "I Don't Need Your Rockin' Chair," includes in the final chorus in chronological order: Alan Jackson, T. Graham Brown, Pam Tillis and Patty Loveless, Mark Chesnutt, Travis Tritt, Vince Gill, Joe Diffie, Clint Black, and Garth Brooks. In addition, the music video for the song features George Foreman, but as Bob Allen notes in his book George Jones: The Life and Times of a Honky Tonk Legend, "...all the guest stars, and MCA's formidable promotional muscle notwithstanding, the song barely made it into the top thirty - which, even at that, was considerably better than any other single from Walls Can Fall, a generally excellent album, did." "I have a theory as to why," Jones would write in his 1996 autobiography I Lived To Tell It All. "It's because George Jones, the lead singer, is a senior citizen." That same year, Jones was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame; during his acceptance speech, the singer chided country radio for not playing material by older artists. "I'm sure my remarks, broadcast coast-to-coast and overseas, annoyed a few radio programmers and hurt my own airplay," Jones later wrote in his memoir. "It went down shortly afterward." Other notable cuts on the album include "Finally Friday", which got a modest amount of airplay, and a cover of the Merle Haggard honky tonk classic "The Bottle Let Me Down".

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."I Don't Need Your Rockin' Chair"Frank Dycus, Billy Yates, Kerry Kurt Phillips3:29
2."Walls Can Fall"Dycus, Yates, Bruce Bouton3:10
3."Don't Send Me No Angels"Wayne Kemp3:21
4."Drive Me to Drink"Michael Hoffman, Gene Dobbins2:43
5."What Am I Doing There"Buddy Brock, Zack Turner3:48
6."Wrong's What I Do Best"Dickey Lee, Freddy Weller, Mike Campbell2:42
7."There's the Door"Paul Nelson, Gene Nelson2:38
8."You Must Have Walked Across My Mind Again"Kemp, Warren Robb2:54
9."The Bottle Let Me Down"Merle Haggard3:43
10."Finally Friday"Dennis Robbins, Bobby Boyd, Warren Haynes2:45

Personnel[edit]

Chart performance[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart (1992) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 24
U.S. Billboard 200 77
Canadian RPM Country Albums 32

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart
positions
US Country CAN Country
1992 "I Don't Need Your Rockin' Chair" 34 63
1993 "Wrong's What I Do Best" 65
"Walls Can Fall"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification
United States (RIAA)[3] Gold

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mansfield, Brian. "Walls Can Fall review". Allmusic. Retrieved June 19, 2013.
  2. ^ RIAA Gold and Platinum Search for albums by George Jones
  3. ^ "American album certifications – George Jones – Walls Can Fall". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH. 

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