Bill Kirchen: Word To The Wise

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Word To The Wise
Bill Kirchen Word To The Wise album cover.jpg
studio album by
Bill Kirchen
ReleasedMay 25, 2010
RecordedJanuary 2009, Proper Records, London
ProducerPaul "Bassman" Riley
LabelProper American

2010 album by Bill Kirchen includes vocals by Elvis Costello on "Man In The Bottom Of The Well." Tracks also appear on the collected album: The Proper Years (2020).


TitleWriter(s) Length
1. Bump Wood  Bill Kirchen 4:10
2. Shelly’s Winter Love (with Nick Lowe & Paul Carrack)Merle Haggard 4:27
3. Man In The Bottom Of The Well (with Elvis Costello)Bill Kirchen, Johnny Castle, Austin de Lone 4:35
4. I Don’t Work That Cheap (with Commander Cody on piano)Bill Kirchen, Blackie Farrell 2:49
5. Time Will Tell The Story  Bill Kirchen, Sarah Brown, Louise Kirchen 4:15
6. Husbands And Wives (with Chris O’Connell)Roger Miller 3:10
7. Open Range (with Kevin "Blackie" Farrell)Leroy Preston, Blackie Farrell 4:27
8. Arkansas Diamond  Sarah Brown, Bill Kirchen 3:33
9. Word To The Wise (with Dan Hicks)Bill Kirchen, Dan Hicks 2:46
10. Ain’t Got Time For The Blues (with Maria Muldaur)Bill Kirchen 2:56
11. Valley Of The Moon (with Norton Buffalo on harmonica)Bill Kirchen 3:49


  • Elvis Costello - vocals (Man At The Bottom Of The Well)
  • Nick Lowe - vocals (Shelly’s Winter Love)
  • Paul Carrack - vocals (Shelly’s Winter Love)
  • Chris O'Connell
  • Kevin "Blackie" Farrell
  • Jorma Kaukonen
  • Dan Hicks - vocals (Word To The Wise)


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