Water from the Wells of Home

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Water from the Wells of Home
Studio album by Johnny Cash with friends
Released May 1988
Recorded December 1987 -
May 1988
Genre Country
Length 31:21
Label Mercury
Producer Jack Clement
Johnny Cash chronology
Classic Cash: Hall of Fame Series
(1988)Classic Cash: Hall of Fame Series1988
Water from the Wells of Home
Boom Chicka Boom
(1990)Boom Chicka Boom1990
Professional ratings
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Allmusic 2/5 stars link

Water from the Wells of Home is the 75th album by American country singer Johnny Cash, released on Mercury Records in 1988 (see 1988 in music). It features several collaborations with other artists, including "New Moon Over Jamaica" with Paul McCartney. Other guests include Waylon Jennings, Hank Williams Jr., Glen Campbell, Emmylou Harris and family members Rosanne Cash, John Carter Cash, June Carter Cash and members of the Carter Family. "Call Me the Breeze" is a J. J. Cale song that had been previously covered by Lynyrd Skynyrd. "Ballad of a Teenage Queen" is a new recording of a song that had appeared on Cash's Sun era album Sings the Songs That Made Him Famous. The album did not fare well on the charts, peaking at No. 48; the two singles, "Ballad of a Teenage Queen" and "That Old Wheel", reached No. 45 and No. 21, respectively. A 2003 re-release of the album contained a bonus track, consisting of Johnny Cash discussing various songs on the album.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Duet with Length
1. "Ballad of a Teenage Queen" Jack Clement Rosanne Cash and the Everly Brothers 2:45
2. "As Long as I Live" Roy Acuff Emmylou Harris and Roy Acuff 2:58
3. "Where Did We Go Right" Dave Loggins, Don Schlitz June Carter Cash and The Carter Family 2:58
4. "The Last of the Drifters" Tom T. Hall Tom T. Hall 3:17
5. "Call Me the Breeze" J. J. Cale John Carter Cash 3:24
6. "That Old Wheel" Jennifer Pierce Hank Williams, Jr. 2:49
7. "Sweeter Than the Flowers" Morry Burns, Syd Nathan, Ervin T. Rouse Waylon Jennings 2:56
8. "A Croft in Clachan (The Ballad of Rob MacDunn)" Johnny Cash Glen Campbell 4:04
9. "New Moon Over Jamaica" Johnny Cash, Tom T. Hall, Paul McCartney Paul McCartney 3:12
10. "Water from the Wells of Home" Johnny Cash John Carter Cash 2:58
11. "Johnny Cash Interview" (bonus track)     5:47


Chart performance[edit]


Chart (1988) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 48


Year Single Peak positions
US Country
1988 "That Old Wheel" 21
1989 "Ballad of a Teenage Queen" 45

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