Equal Strain On All Parts [Electric Blue 2 LP]

Equal Strain On All Parts [Electric Blue 2 LP]

by Jimmy Buffett
Equal Strain On All Parts [Electric Blue 2 LP]

Equal Strain On All Parts [Electric Blue 2 LP]

by Jimmy Buffett

Vinyl LP(Long Playing Record - Colored Vinyl)

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Jimmy Buffett was diagnosed with an aggressive skin cancer around the time he was wrapping up work on 2020's Life on the Flip Side, but he spent the next four years working steadily, playing annual shows with his Coral Reefer Band and finishing the album that became his last, Equal Strain on All Parts. Arriving about two months after his death, Equal Strain on All Parts doesn't sound like the last testament of a dying man. It's a joyous, sometimes raucous, sometimes reflective album that lives thoroughly in the moment, swinging between sunshine and twilight in a warm, comforting manner. Buffett doesn't shy away from his enduring obsessions -- even the opening "University of Bourbon Street," an unabashed celebration of the rolling beat of New Orleans R&B -- but he's also not operating on autopilot. He's spinning stories and telling jokes, inviting Paul McCartney and Emmylou Harris into the studio to share the good times, playing country-rock ("Close Calls"), sun-bleached ballads ("Equal Strain on All Parts"), and tropical pop ("Like My Dog") with equal fervor, taking the time to cover Bob Dylan, write a tribute to French rock & roller Johnny Hallyday, and craft another working-for-the-weekend anthem with "Nobody Works on Friday." Maybe none of these songs carry the weight of mortality, but taken together, they amount to an effective summation of Buffett's enduring charms. It's not a bad way to say goodbye at all. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

Product Details

Release Date: 05/03/2024
Label: Sun Records
UPC: 0015047810161
Rank: 48

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jimmy Buffett   Primary Artist
Angelique Kidjo   Primary Artist,Vocals,Featured Artist
Lennie Gallant   Primary Artist,Vocals,Featured Artist
Will Kimbrough   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals,Featured Artist
Preservation Hall Jazz Band   Primary Artist,Featured Artist
Emmylou Harris   Primary Artist,Vocals,Featured Artist
Charles Gabriel   Clarinet
Ben Jaffe   Tuba
Peter Mayer   Guitar,Vocals
Kingston Buffett   Barking
Doyle Grisham   Guitar (Steel)
Mac McAnally   Guitar,Vocals,Keyboards
Robert Greenidge   Drums (Steel)
Jim Mayer   Guitar (Bass)
Roger Guth   Drums
Michael Utley   Keyboards
Eric Darken   Percussion
Nadirah Shakoor   Vocals
Kevin Louis   Trumpet
Stuart Duncan   Fiddle
Clint Maedgen   Saxophone
Tina Gullickson   Vocals
Ronell Johnson   Trombone
Paul McCartney   Guitar (Bass)

Technical Credits

Ryan Bullington   Guitar Technician
Erin McAnally   Composer
Julie Skarratt   Cover Photo,Photography
Misha Kachkachishvili   Engineer
Sarah Dodds   Design,Art Direction
Lars Larsen   Photography
Mick Utley   Composer
Sean R. Badum   Assistant Engineer
Alyson McAnally   Production Coordination
Peter Mayer   Composer
Alex McCullough   Mastering
Rob Meder   Photography
Noah Brazil   Composer
Jacob Desvarieux   Composer
Doyle Grisham   Engineer
Mac McAnally   Mixing,Composer,Engineer,Producer,Digital Editing
Lennie Gallant   Composer
Roger Guth   Composer
Scotty Emerick   Composer
Rich Davis   Engineer
Jimmy Buffett   Composer,Liner Notes
Mike Ramos   Coordinating Producer
Pierre-Edouard Decimus   Composer
Michael Utley   Producer
Brian David Willis   Digital Editing
Will Kimbrough   Composer
Harley Allen   Composer
Chris Stone   Mixing,Engineer
Eric Darken   Engineer
Paul Lamalfa   Engineer
Tina Gullickson   Composer
Rodney Gnoinsky   Technician
Carl Hiaasen   Composer
Michael Conrader   Engineer
Stan Kellam   Photography,Video Director
Taylor Pollert   Engineer
Savannah Jane Buffett   Photography
Doug Redler   Guitar Technician
Shauna Dodds   Design,Art Direction,Cover Illustration
Mindy Espy Reyes   Project Manager
Angelique Kidjo   Composer
Bob Dylan   Composer
Jacques Levy   Composer
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