Hell Among the Yearlings

Hell Among the Yearlings is the second studio album by American singer-songwriter Gillian Welch, released on July 28, 1998.

Hell Among the Yearlings
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Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 28, 1998
GenreCountry music
Bluegrass music
ProducerT Bone Burnett
Gillian Welch chronology
Hell Among the Yearlings
Time (The Revelator)
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
Entertainment WeeklyA−[2]
Houston Chronicle4/5 stars[3]
Los Angeles Times3/4 stars[4]
Q4/5 stars[6]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars[7]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide3/5 stars[8]
Uncut4/5 stars[9]

Track listingEdit

All tracks are written by Gillian Welch and David Rawlings[1].

1."Caleb Meyer"3:05
2."Good Til Now"3:56
3."The Devil Had a Hold of Me"4:30
4."My Morphine"5:53
5."One Morning"2:41
6."Miner's Refrain"3:57
7."Honey Now"1:52
8."I'm Not Afraid to Die"3:27
9."Rock of Ages"3:08
10."Whiskey Girl"4:15
11."Winter's Come and Gone"2:14
Total length:38:58


Tracks 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 11

  • Gillian Welch: Acoustic guitar, vocal
  • David Rawlings: Acoustic guitar, vocal

Tracks 3, 5, 9

  • Gillian Welch: Banjo, vocal
  • David Rawlings: Acoustic guitar, vocal

Track 7

  • Gillian Welch: Acoustic guitar, bass, kick drum, vocal
  • David Rawlings: Electric guitar, snare drum, vocal

Track 10

  • Gillian Welch: Acoustic guitar, vocal
  • David Rawlings: Electric guitar
  • T Bone Burnett: Piano, Hammond B3


  • Assistant Engineers: Nick Raskulinecz, Matt Andrews, John Skinner, Robi Banerji, King Williams
  • Mastered by Doug Sax at The Mastering Lab, Hollywood CA
  • Creative Direction: Tony Maxwell

All musician and production credits were taken from the CD liner notes.[10]


Chart (1998) Peak
US Billboard 200[11] 181
US Billboard Heatseekers[11] 9


  1. ^ a b Owens, Thom. "Hell Among the Yearlings – Gillian Welch". AllMusic. Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  2. ^ Willman, Chris (July 24, 1998). "Where Your Road Leads / Hell Among the Yearlings". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  3. ^ Sullivan, James (July 26, 1998). "Welch Stakes Out Her Territory". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  4. ^ Hochman, Steve (July 26, 1998). "Mesmerizing Mimicry of Rural Tunes". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  5. ^ Schreiber, Ryan. "Gillian Welch: Hell Among the Yearlings". Pitchfork. Archived from the original on November 26, 2001. Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  6. ^ "Gillian Welch: Hell Among the Yearlings". Q (186): 123. January 2002.
  7. ^ Santelli, Robert (September 3, 1998). "Gillian Welch: Hell Among the Yearlings". Rolling Stone (794). Archived from the original on January 8, 2002. Retrieved June 8, 2017.
  8. ^ Berger, Arion; Caramanica, Jon (2004). "Gillian Welch". In Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian (eds.). The New Rolling Stone Album Guide (4th ed.). Simon & Schuster. pp. 866–67. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8.
  9. ^ "Gillian Welch: Hell Among the Yearlings". Uncut (54): 124. November 2001.
  10. ^ Welch, Gillian. Hell Among the Yearlings. Acony Records. 1998.
  11. ^ a b Gillian Welch entry at Allmusic