UK release date:
Nov 14, 1988
US release date:
Oct 10, 1988

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This album has been recorded during the following studio sessions

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Track list

Disc 1


Ballad of a Teenage Queen

2:45 • Studio version


As Long as I Live

2:58 • Studio version


Where Did We Go Right

2:58 • Studio version


The Last of the Drifters

3:17 • Studio version


Call Me the Breeze

3:24 • Studio version


That Old Wheel

2:49 • Studio version


Sweeter Than the Flowers

2:56 • Studio version


A Croft in Clachan (The Ballad of Rob MacDunn)

4:04 • Studio version


New Moon Over Jamaica

Written by Paul McCartney, Tom T. Hall, Johnny Cash

3:12 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Hamish Stuart :
Geoff Emerick :
Recording engineer
Chris Whitten :
Tom T. Hall :
Backing vocals
Johnny Cash :
Matt Butler :
Assistant engineer
Jack Clement :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
June Carter :
Backing vocals

Session Recording:
May 09, 1988
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK


Water from the Wells of Home

2:58 • Studio version


From Wikipedia:

Water from the Wells of Home is the 75th album by American country singer Johnny Cash, released on Mercury Records in 1988. 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.

From Club Sandwich N°50, Autumn 1988:

From its casual beginnings as a holiday collaboration between Paul, Johnny and Tom T. Hall, ‘New Moon Over Jamaica’ is now a track on the new Cash album, Water from the Wells of Home.

Johnny Cash’s rich voice is as much an American monument as Mount Rushmore, where the heads of four great Presidents are carved in stone. It’s so individual that blending with it would seem no easy task. Yet, as if to prove me wrong, Johnny’s new album is made up of ten duets.

This album is phase two of a significant comeback by Mr. Cash. Having started at Sun Records with Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins, he moved to CBS for almost 30 years. However, as often happens, a change of scene gave Johnny a new lease of life, his first album for Mercury containing sterling performances of strong material like Elvis Costello’s ‘The Big Light’.

The new one features stellar names such as the Everly Brothers, Glen Campbell and Hank Williams Jr., but only one of these is English: yes, your very own Paul McCartney.

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jgarrett7 2 years ago

I was best friends with Niles Clement, Jack Clement's son when this record was being recorded at JMI studio.

The PaulMcCartney Project 2 years ago

Thanks jgarrett7 ! Where is JMI studio ? I thought the song was recorded at Hog Hill Mill studios ; do you suggest it was recorded at this other studio ? Thanks !

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