Somewhere Over China

Somewhere Over China

by Jimmy Buffett


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Somewhere Over China

Although Jimmy Buffett has written story-songs before, he prefaces an interest in writing real fiction in his songs on Somewhere Over China, and he shows himself with book in hand on the back cover, printing a quote from William Faulkner below it. "If I Could Just Get It on Paper" reflects this ambition, but also acknowledges how hard that is to do. Buffett also aspires to travel, as ever, and even farther than in the past, not only to China, as the title song reveals, but even into space. That said, returning is still a big issue for the author of "Come Monday," who is no longer struggling with getting back from the road to a loved one, but instead is sneaking back home and wandering around like a ghost in "I Heard I Was in Town." Like all of his post-"Margaritaville" output, Somewhere Over China is an uneven collection with a few good songs that confirm Buffett's talent as a songwriter remains when he chooses to exercise it and not just settle for something he or one of his backup bandmembers comes up with on the fly.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/25/1990
Label: Mca
UPC: 0076731116822
catalogNumber: 31168

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jimmy Buffett   Primary Artist,Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Vocals
Dave Loggins   Vocals,Background Vocals
Christian Bacchellier   Vocals,Background Vocals
Matt Betton   Drums,Timbales
Barry Chance   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Harry Dailey   Bass
Hank DeVito   Pedal Steel Guitar
Freddy Fishstick   Vocals,Background Vocals
Doyle Grisham   Pedal Steel Guitar
Josh Leo   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Debbie McCall   Vocals
Deborah McColl   Background Vocals
Farrell Morris   Percussion,Background Vocals,Vibes
Norbert Putnam   Bass,Upright Bass,Casio
Greg "Fingers" Taylor   Harmonica
Mike Utley   Keyboards
Florence Warner   Vocals,Background Vocals
Michael Utley   Organ,Synthesizer,Piano
Coral Reefer Band   Band

Technical Credits

Danny Hilley   Engineer
Kyle Lehning   Engineer
Norbert Putnam   Producer
Elliot Scheiner   Engineer,Remixing

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