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Boats, Beaches, Bars & Ballads

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Most listeners will be satisfied with the excellent Jimmy Buffett summary Songs You Know By Heart, but anyone that wants to dig deeper should bypass the albums there are several that are first-rate, yet many are spotty and pick up the four-disc, 72-track box set, Boats, Beaches, Bars & Ballads. Assembled thematically, with each disc devoted to one of the words in the title, this rounds up not just every Buffett hit, but pretty much every one of his noteworthy album tracks, plus a couple of rarities and unreleased cuts. For some, this much Buffett may cause sunstroke, yet this proves that he had some fine moments that weren't singles, and even those that ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Most listeners will be satisfied with the excellent Jimmy Buffett summary Songs You Know By Heart, but anyone that wants to dig deeper should bypass the albums there are several that are first-rate, yet many are spotty and pick up the four-disc, 72-track box set, Boats, Beaches, Bars & Ballads. Assembled thematically, with each disc devoted to one of the words in the title, this rounds up not just every Buffett hit, but pretty much every one of his noteworthy album tracks, plus a couple of rarities and unreleased cuts. For some, this much Buffett may cause sunstroke, yet this proves that he had some fine moments that weren't singles, and even those that aren't Parrotheads will be impressed by the consistency of his music -- if you like Jimmy, he usually delivers what you like.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/19/1992
  • Label: Mca Nashville
  • UPC: 008811061326
  • Catalog Number: 10613
  • Sales rank: 55,048

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Son of a Son of a Sailor (3:23)
  2. 2 Havana Daydreamin' (3:39)
  3. 3 Mañana (4:13)
  4. 4 Treat Her Like a Lady (4:16)
  5. 5 Steamer (4:09)
  6. 6 Jolly Mon Sing (3:15)
  7. 7 Nautical Wheelers (3:35)
  8. 8 Take It Back (3:59)
  9. 9 On a Slow Boat to China (3:58)
  10. 10 Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes (3:15)
  11. 11 Love and Luck (4:38)
  12. 12 The Captain and the Kid (3:14)
  13. 13 Trying to Reason with Hurricane Season (4:21)
  14. 14 Boat Drinks (2:38)
  15. 15 One Particular Harbour (5:37)
  16. 16 A Pirate Looks at Forty (3:51)
  17. 17 Lovely Cruise (3:54)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Margaritaville (4:10)
  2. 2 Grapefruit-Juicy Fruit (2:54)
  3. 3 Ragtop Day (3:06)
  4. 4 Frank and Lola (3:15)
  5. 5 Tin Cup Chalice (3:37)
  6. 6 Knees of My Heart (2:39)
  7. 7 Money Back Guarantee (4:24)
  8. 8 When the Coast Is Clear (2:56)
  9. 9 Biloxi (5:38)
  10. 10 Distantly in Love (2:49)
  11. 11 Coconut Telegraph (2:58)
  12. 12 Stars on the Water (3:16)
  13. 13 Who's the Blonde Stranger? (3:45)
  14. 14 I Have Found Me a Home (3:53)
  15. 15 Christmas in the Caribbean (3:10)
  16. 16 Volcano (3:37)
  17. 17 Brown Eyed Girl (3:53)
  18. 18 Cheeseburger in Paradise (2:51)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Fins (3:25)
  2. 2 The Weather Is Here, Wish You Were Beautiful (4:07)
  3. 3 Tampico Trauma (4:35)
  4. 4 Livingston Saturday Night (3:09)
  5. 5 Cuban Crime of Passion (3:38)
  6. 6 First Look (3:53)
  7. 7 The Wino and I Know (3:02)
  8. 8 The Great Filling Station Holdup (3:01)
  9. 9 Why Don't We Get Drunk (2:42)
  10. 10 Elvis Imitators (2:18)
  11. 11 Pencil Thin Mustache (2:50)
  12. 12 Kick It in Second Wind (3:56)
  13. 13 Desperation Samba (Halloween in Tijuana) (3:29)
  14. 14 When Salome Plays the Drum (3:28)
  15. 15 They Don't Dance Like Carmen No More (2:53)
  16. 16 The Pascagoula Run (3:20)
  17. 17 Sending the Old Man Home (3:22)
  18. 18 Domino College (3:55)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Come Monday (3:07)
  2. 2 Defying Gravity (2:40)
  3. 3 Survive (4:47)
  4. 4 Incommunicado (3:40)
  5. 5 I Heard I Was in Town (3:36)
  6. 6 Ballad of Spider John (4:27)
  7. 7 Little Miss Magic (4:01)
  8. 8 California Promises (3:39)
  9. 9 If the Phone Doesn't Ring, It's Me (3:25)
  10. 10 African Friend (4:00)
  11. 11 Everlasting Moon (3:54)
  12. 12 Pre-You (5:17)
  13. 13 Middle of the Night (3:14)
  14. 14 The Coast of Marseilles (5:00)
  15. 15 Island (3:54)
  16. 16 He Went to Paris (3:29)
  17. 17 Stars Fell on Alabama (4:13)
  18. 18 Changing Channels (3:30)
  19. 19 Twelve Volt Man (3:57)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jimmy Buffett Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Vocals
Zachary Richard Accordion
Steve Cropper Electric Guitar
The Jordanaires Background Vocals
Art Neville Electric Piano, Background Vocals
Steve Winwood Organ
Charles Neville Saxophone, Background Vocals
Nicolette Larson Background Vocals
Ralph MacDonald Percussion
Matt Betton Synthesizer, Drums, Timbales
Savannah Jane Buffett Percussion
Barry Chance Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Sam Clayton Conga
Harry Dailey Bass
William Green Drums
Robert Greenidge Percussion, Steel Drums
Roger Guth Drums
Brie Howard Percussion, Background Vocals
Wayne Jackson Trombone, Trumpet
Darryl Johnson Bass
Russ Kunkel Drums
Josh Leo Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Darrell Leonard Trumpet
Mac McAnally Guitar, Vocals
Jim Mayer Bass, Vocals
Peter Mayer Guitar, Vocals
Hugh McCracken Slide Guitar
Vince Melamed Synthesizer, Keyboards
Cyril Neville Percussion, Background Vocals
Jay Oliver Keyboards
Timothy B. Schmit Bass
Joe Sublett Tenor Saxophone
Greg "Fingers" Taylor Harmonica
Willie Weeks Bass
Brian Stoltz Guitar
Michael Utley Organ, Synthesizer, Piano, Keyboards
Leland Sklar Bass
Andrew Young Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Javelina Overdubs
Groove Masters Horn
Mary Harris Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Jimmy Buffett Producer
Robert Irving III Engineer
Tony Brown Producer
Russ Kunkel Producer
Norbert Putnam Producer
Elliot Scheiner Producer
Eddy Schreyer Mastering
Reggie Young Contributor
Eugene Foster Engineer
Michael Utley Producer
Virginia Team Art Direction
Jerry Joyner Art Direction
Paul James Contributor, Coloring
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A parrotheads perfect gift

    If u know a friend or anyone not just parrotheads in particular who love music this is the gift for them. Anyone who listens to any one song of the 72 of the box set will be swept away to the carribean or margaritaville if u perfer.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A MUST HAVE!!!

    If you even toy with the idea of being a Parrothead you must have this collection!!!! It is a must have for anyone who has ever gone looking for their lost shaker of salt. BUY THIS BOX SET!!!!

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