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  • Audio CD (August 1, 1995)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Mca Nashville
  • ASIN: B000002OWD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #13,652 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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All of the songs are great to listen to and maybe sing along.
Every song is just perfect if you are just getting into buffett or your a parrothead i advice you buy this cd!
Others like "Barometer Soup" and "Barefoot Children" are a call to the world to join in the fun.

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By spiral_mind on August 8, 2001
Format: Audio CD
Picking up a new Jimmy Buffett album is like going to a favorite restaurant or hitting a nice vacation spot. Though the quality may vary, you're pretty sure what to expect. And when you find a good one it's something you remember and return to for a while. This time Jimmy and friends also decided to turn to some of their favorite authors for inspiration; in among the usual sun-and-surf lines there are shades of F. Scott Fitzgerald, Mark Twain and Carl Hiaasen among others.
Musically Barometer Soup won't be a huge surprise to.. well, anyone. You've heard this stuff before. Steel drums, tropical melodies, motifs that conjure pictures of beaches, boats and fruity drinks with those annoyingly cute little umbrellas in them. Read any of the other Buffett reviews on the site and you'll see all the same things. So then, no big changes.. and of course there are some silly moments. The seven-deadly-sins bridge in "Bank of Bad Habits." The chorus of "Don-Chu Know." "Jimmy Dreams" can't help seeming a little self-indulgent, but it can be charming in its own way. Ah, but there are some great highlights as well: the wistful "Barefoot Children," the singalong title track, and especially the kicking cover of "Mexico" (check the reworked intro, which is simply marvelous). It's these moments that raise this album a little above the level of, say, Fruitcakes. For a consistently strong album you can try one of the live releases (if you don't mind still more versons of "Volcano" and "Margaritaville.") Among Jimmy's 'regular' albums, close to 40 strong by now, there are a few that stand out from the others: Changes in Latitudes, One Particular Harbour.. and make sure not to miss Barometer Soup.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Beau Yarbrough VINE VOICE on December 6, 2000
Format: Audio CD
I'll add my voice to the chorus of praise here for this album -- "Barometer Soup" is the best of modern Buffett, hands down.
But the reason why, in my opinion, hasn't been stated yet: This time around, Jimmy is writing and recording songs inspired by the works of artists inspired by Key West. We get a bit of Mark Twain, a bit of Ernest Hemingway, a bit of Carl Hiassen, and a sprinkling of others. "Barometer Soup" marks a return to Jimmy's storytelling songs, which have dwindled in recent years. His cover of "Mexico" may be what got (some) radio airplay, but it's songs like "Remittance Man" and "Ballad of Skip Wiley" that will stick with you.
("Ballad of Skip Wiley," incidentally, got me to check out the books of Carl Hiassen, whom I learned about from the liner notes. No Buffett fan should pass up checking out Hiassen's work, which is sharp, funny and very in tune with Parrothead thinking. Great stuff.)
The songs, while almost all stories, range in tone from wistful and romantic to high-spirited fun. You'll find yourself singing along with the album and, as I did, cracking a book or two to see what inspired the men who inspired the man who inspired the Parrotheads.
"Barometer Soup" is one of Jimmy's best.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 5, 1999
Format: Audio CD
In the harbor of Avalon, in the early evening, you can hear the faint music of Jimmy Buffett floating through and around the boats. In most cases, the music tends to come from this CD. Barometer Soup, Lage Nom Ai, Don't Chu-Know, and Mexico are popular dancing tunes here. Thank you Jimmy, for so adequately portraying the island life in your music.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Lance G. Rigley on October 11, 2000
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I have long ago given up wondering why I like Jimmy Buffett's music so much..I just do.It was Changes in Attitudes Changes In Latitudes that hooked me,and I have sailed with Jimmy ever since.This would possibly be one of the handful of CDs he has released that I would recommend that you start your journey with.It is a combination of the pre and post Parrot Head mania with a relaxed and mature combination of that trademark storytelling and that confidence that comes with experience and that Peter Pan rebellious nature that critics and the music industry can't and will never fathom and the fans and the devotees love.It has a warm and friendly feel,inviting and always humourous.From the opening strains of *Barometer Soup* the music is immediately accessible and familiar.I personally consider *Remittance Man* as one of Jimmy's greatest,but that may be a futile suggestion as everybody has their own.It has that haunting flavour of loss and longing and the harmonica of Greg *Fingers* Taylor is exquiste.It made me go out and read *Following The Equator* by Mark Twain..it is the magic of Jimmy that any fan will attest to,he has you living life to the fullest with every CD and thinking the *Weather is Here I wish you Were Beautiful*.
It is hard to review to the uninitiated because the state of mind that Jimmy creates makes a normal review impossible.You have to feel for this music.If you are 60 you will love it for certain reasons,if you are 15 you will love it for completely different reasons..if you love lyric melody imagery and fun this is the artist for you.
I recommend that you have a Corona by your side,and adventure in your heart when listening to this one.
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