Songs You Know by Heart: Jimmy Buffett's Greatest Hit(s)

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All Music Guide - Mike DeGagne
Combining aloof humor with a laid-back, devil-may-care island attitude, Jimmy Buffett sang songs about alcohol consumption, lazing around in the sun, and the freedom of not having to work for a living. Songs You Know By Heart is a solid offering of Buffett's greatest hits, pulling together his truly strongest material and avoiding the unnecessary filler that appears on his albums. His claim to fame, "Margaritaville," is the jewel in the crown here, which still harbors that tropical feel thanks to its Caribbean-styled rhythm and relaxed flow. "Come Monday" picks up where "Margaritaville" leaves off, only this ballad plays out with subdued sincerity and has Buffett sounding ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Mike DeGagne
Combining aloof humor with a laid-back, devil-may-care island attitude, Jimmy Buffett sang songs about alcohol consumption, lazing around in the sun, and the freedom of not having to work for a living. Songs You Know By Heart is a solid offering of Buffett's greatest hits, pulling together his truly strongest material and avoiding the unnecessary filler that appears on his albums. His claim to fame, "Margaritaville," is the jewel in the crown here, which still harbors that tropical feel thanks to its Caribbean-styled rhythm and relaxed flow. "Come Monday" picks up where "Margaritaville" leaves off, only this ballad plays out with subdued sincerity and has Buffett sounding strangely serious, and romantic. Most of the songs from Buffett are centered around his frolicking lifestyle, like the comical "Cheeseburger in Paradise" or the naughtiness of "Why Don't We Get Drunk," an ode to his party-filled outlook on life. Buffett's voice shines on the clever "Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes," which again spotlights his love of living without concern, especially in someplace warm. The catchy and whimsical "Fins" is lifted by a contagious pace with a smart chorus and serves as one of the highlights of this collection. As a compilation, this bunch of Jimmy Buffett's most famous tunes contains just the right amount of tracks. Any less would be inconsistent and any more would be deemed as overkill.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/25/1990
  • Label: Mca
  • UPC: 076732563328
  • Catalog Number: 5633
  • Sales rank: 3,132

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jimmy Buffett Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals
Technical Credits
Jimmy Buffett Composer, Art Direction
Barry Chance Composer
Don Gant Producer
Deborah McColl Composer
Norbert Putnam Producer
Tom McGuane Liner Notes
Tom Corcoran Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    SUMMER JAM!

    i am a hardcore journey fan who lives on the jersey shore. my uncle always listens to buffet and when i first heard it i feel instantly in love with the carribean tune. i set journey aside and started jamming to buffet everyday. i fear that i am turning in to a parrothead! this cd makes me feel like i'm right there next to jb on his front porch swing. i would recomend this cd to people who hasn't heard buffet before...you'll fall in love with it...i guarentee!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Good CD

    hey..I am 18 years old. I first listened to this CD when i was 16 at my sisters house. i instantly went out and bought it. it a great CD to listen t. i would recommend it to anyone who like any kind of music.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Cure for the Wintertime Blahs

    If you're sick of the grey,snowy weather,than this is the CD for you! I popped this in and I felt like I was on an island vacation. There's nothing like a Jimmy Buffett album to make you feel like summer's almost here! This CD has all of your favorites,and if you love Jimmy Buffett you can't go wrong with this one!!

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