Buffett, Jimmy - Songs You Know By Heart; Greatest Hits (CD 1990, Pop) Near Mint Used
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Artist: Buffett, Jimmy
Release Date: Oct 25, 1990
Record Label: MCA Records (USA)
Album Type: Full-Length CD
Additional Information about Songs You Know By Heart - Buffett, Jimmy (CD 1990)
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1. Cheeseburger In Paradise
2. He Went To Paris
4. Son Of A Son Of A Sailor
5. Pirate Looks At Forty, A
7. Come Monday
8. Changes In Latitudes, Changes In Attitudes
9. Why Don't We Get Drunk
10. Pencil Thin Moustache
11. Grapefruit-Juicy Fruit
12. Boat Drinks
Playing time: 42 min.
Producer: Don Gant, Norbert Putnam
Distributor: Universal Distribution
Recording type: Studio
Recording mode: Stereo
SPAR Code: AAD
Includes liner notes by Tom McGuane.
Half of Jimmy Buffett's career has consisted of portraying himself as the quintessential one-hit wonder. Even the title of this greatest hits collection, SONG(S) YOU KNOW BY HEART, plays off this misperception with winking parentheses. In reality, by the time of this collection in 1985, Jimmy Buffett had recorded over 16 albums, was one of the most popular U.S. concert attractions, and had a legion of rabid fans known as Parrotheads. He had also had four Top 40 hits besides "Margaritaville," all of which, plus other fan favorites, are present here.
Buffett certainly knows how to craft an enjoyable pop song. The lyrics to "Volcano" are childish and nonsensical, and those of "Cheeseburger in Paradise" are certifiably cheeky, but both are eminently fun and hummable. "Pencil Thin Moustache," his ode to the earnestness of old black-and-white movies, is a forgotten treasure. When Buffett does get serious, he can write a flat-out beautiful song--"Come Monday," his first major hit, stands out as a highlight of the singer/songwriter era.
...remains the only Buffett album for outsiders, a collection of clever, hummable folk rock with just the right amounts of self-deprecation, boat-pier pensiveness, and singer-songwriter homilies... - Rating: B
Entertainment Weekly (08/04/1995)
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