Trouble No More

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Trouble No More
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ReleasedJune 3, 2003
RecordedFebruary 10–27, 2003
Label Columbia
Producer John Mellencamp
John Mellencamp chronology
Cuttin' Heads
Trouble No More
Words & Music: John Mellencamp's Greatest Hits
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Metacritic (68/100) [1]
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Trouble No More is American singer-songwriter and musician John Mellencamp's 18th studio album and his final recording for Columbia Records, released in 2003. It consists of blues and folk covers.


A re-working of "To Washington" featuring new lyrics critical of President George W. Bush and the Iraq War, generated much controversy upon the album's release.

In addition to the album, a documentary titled Trouble No More: The Making of a John Mellencamp Album was produced and directed by Ron Osgood, along with students from his documentary course at Indiana University. The documentary won a Regional Emmy and several small festival awards in 2004 and 2005.

Track listing

  1. "Stones in My Passway" (Robert Johnson) – 3:17
  2. "Death Letter" (Son House) – 6:14
  3. "Johnny Hart" (Woody Guthrie) – 4:31
  4. "Baltimore Oriole" (Hoagy Carmichael, Paul Francis Webster) – 3:54
  5. "Teardrops Will Fall" (Dicky Doo, Marion Smith) – 4:24
  6. "Diamond Joe" (Traditional; new lyrics by Mellencamp) – 4:37
  7. "The End of the World" (Sylvia Dee, Arthur Kent) – 3:24
  8. "Down in the Bottom" (Willie Dixon) – 3:31
  9. "Lafayette" (Lucinda Williams) – 3:55
  10. "Joliet Bound" (Kansas Joe McCoy, Memphis Minnie) – 3:34
  11. "John the Revelator" (Traditional) – 3:19
  12. "To Washington" (Traditional; new lyrics by Mellencamp) – 2:39





Album Billboard (United States) [9]

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