Boats, Beaches, Bars & Ballads

Boats, Beaches, Bars & Ballads

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by Jimmy Buffett

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,…  See more details below


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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Mca Nashville

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Disc 1

  1. Son of a Son of a Sailor
  2. Havana Daydreamin'
  3. Mañana
  4. Treat Her Like a Lady
  5. Steamer
  6. Jolly Mon Sing
  7. Nautical Wheelers
  8. Take It Back
  9. On a Slow Boat to China
  10. Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes
  11. Love and Luck
  12. The Captain and the Kid
  13. Trying to Reason with Hurricane Season
  14. Boat Drinks
  15. One Particular Harbour
  16. A Pirate Looks at Forty
  17. Lovely Cruise

Disc 2

  1. Margaritaville
  2. Grapefruit-Juicy Fruit
  3. Ragtop Day
  4. Frank and Lola
  5. Tin Cup Chalice
  6. Knees of My Heart
  7. Money Back Guarantee
  8. When the Coast Is Clear
  9. Biloxi
  10. Distantly in Love
  11. Coconut Telegraph
  12. Stars on the Water
  13. Who's the Blonde Stranger?
  14. I Have Found Me a Home
  15. Christmas in the Caribbean
  16. Volcano
  17. Brown Eyed Girl
  18. Cheeseburger in Paradise

Disc 3

  1. Fins
  2. The Weather Is Here, Wish You Were Beautiful
  3. Tampico Trauma
  4. Livingston Saturday Night
  5. Cuban Crime of Passion
  6. First Look
  7. The Wino and I Know
  8. The Great Filling Station Holdup
  9. Why Don't We Get Drunk
  10. Elvis Imitators
  11. Pencil Thin Mustache
  12. Kick It in Second Wind
  13. Desperation Samba (Halloween in Tijuana)
  14. When Salome Plays the Drum
  15. They Don't Dance Like Carmen No More
  16. The Pascagoula Run
  17. Sending the Old Man Home
  18. Domino College

Disc 4

  1. Come Monday
  2. Defying Gravity
  3. Survive
  4. Incommunicado
  5. I Heard I Was in Town
  6. Ballad of Spider John
  7. Little Miss Magic
  8. California Promises
  9. If the Phone Doesn't Ring, It's Me
  10. African Friend
  11. Everlasting Moon
  12. Pre-You
  13. Middle of the Night
  14. The Coast of Marseilles
  15. Island
  16. He Went to Paris
  17. Stars Fell on Alabama
  18. Changing Channels
  19. Twelve Volt Man

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jimmy Buffett   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Vocals
Zachary Richard   Accordion
Steve Cropper   Electric Guitar
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   Engineer
Tony Brown   Producer
Russ Kunkel   Producer
Norbert Putnam   Producer
Elliot Scheiner   Producer
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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Boats, Beaches, Bars & Ballads 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago