One Particular Harbour

One Particular Harbour

by Jimmy Buffett


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For many listeners, Jimmy Buffett's late-'70s work left something to be desired. The head parrot had gone domestic and albums like Somewhere Over China and Coconut Telegraph seemed more like afterthoughts than inspired artifacts. Against this backdrop, One Particular Harbour (1983) was something like a comeback, with Buffett's best batch of songs since Son of a Son of a Sailor in 1978. Mellow ballads with a soft rock production like "Stars on the Water," "California Promises," and "Twelve Volt Man" presented the former party animal as a thoughtful dreamer. There are also pleasant pieces like "Distantly in Love" and "Why You Wanna Hurt My Heart?," which find Buffett in a confessional singer/songwriter mode. Of course, it wouldn't be a typical Jimmy Buffett album without a couple of humorous songs. While "I Used to Have Money One Time" is a bit obnoxious, "Honey Do" and "We Are the People Our Parents Warned Us About" tell fun tales about being single and growing older. The album also has a bouncy version of "Brown Eyed Girl." One Particular Harbour may not qualify as classic Buffett, but it did prove that he still had a thing or two to say after the party was over. Like Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes, it's also the type of album that's perfect for a weekend getaway at the beach.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/25/1990
Label: Mca
UPC: 0076731109428
catalogNumber: 31094
Rank: 51521

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jimmy Buffett   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Earl Klugh   Guitar
David Lasley   Vocals
Bonnie Bramlett   Vocals
Frank Bama   Vocals
Errol Crusher Bennett   Percussion
Max Betton   Drums,Saxophone
Dan Burns   Bass
Sam Clayton   Percussion
Bob Glaub   Bass
Robert Greenidge   Drums
David Jackson   Bass
Russ Kunkel   Drums
Josh Leo   Guitar
Debbie McCall   Vocals
Arnold McCutler   Vocals
Vince Melamed   Synthesizer
Thom Mooney   Drums
Jim Shea   Percussion
Mike Utley   Keyboards

Technical Credits

Jimmy Buffett   Producer
Art Neville   Composer
Michael Utley   Composer,Producer

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