So Much Water, So Close to Home is an album by Paul Kelly & The Messengers and originally released in August, 1989. The title comes from a short story of the same name by author Raymond Carver.
The entire album was recorded in the U.S. with a big-name producer (Scott Litt, best known for his work with R.E.M.).
It was released on Mushroom/White Records in Australia and A&M Records in the United States.
- "You Can't Take It with You"
- "Sweet Guy"
- "Most Wanted Man in the World"
- "I had Forgotten You"
- "She's a Melody (Stupid Song)"
- "South of Germany"
- "Moon in the Bed"
- "No You"
- "Everything's Turning to White"
- "Cities of Texas"
- Michael Barclay - drums, vocals
- Peter Bull - keyboards
- Steve Connolly - guitar
- Paul Kelly - guitar, vocals
- Jon Schofield - bass guitar
- Produced by Scott Litt and Paul Kelly
- Engineered by Scott Litt; assisted by Clif Norrell and Jim Dineen
- Recorded at Ocean Way Studios, Los Angeles
- Mixed at The Grey Room
- Mastered at Precision Lacquer