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  • Audio CD (February 5, 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Delta
  • ASIN: B00005YJAA
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
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1. The Missionary
2. Truckstop Salvation
3. Ace
4. Rockefeller Square
5. Bend A Little
6. In The Shelter
7. Death Valley Lives
8. High Cumberland Dilemma
9. The Hangout Gang
10. High Cumberland Jubilee
11. There's Nothing Soft About Hard Times

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Jimmy Buffett ~ Best Of The Early Years

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21 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Hoppy Doppelrocket on March 20, 2002
Format: Audio CD
First of all, the picture of Jimmy on the cover is clearly NOT from the "Early Years". Secondly, this set is very deceptively titled. These are not the best songs from Jimmy's early days, but instead the leftovers that hadn't already been released for his record label (Barnaby Records) in the early '70s. Basically, this is folk music with the silly early '70s social conscience you'd expect and some ever so slightly more refined numbers with backing strings. Even at the price, this is not a bargain...unless you're one of those weird completists who's had too many margaritas.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By TREACY LOCKIE on May 13, 2013
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just adore JB - there is not one dud song on any of his albums unlike most artists absolutely brilliant songwriter musician such a god given talent! :)
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I am an absolute Buffett fan and as such I hope that Jimmy is not behind this album and so many more like it. It is a scam.

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A LITTLE HISTORY

Jimmy recorded two albums before heading to Key West in the early 70's. Those albums are Down to Earth and High Cumberland Jubilee. These albums are "interesting". I agree that a true fan would be fascinated with these albums, but be warned that they are very different. If you are looking for something along the line of Margaritaville, Five O'Clock Somewhere, or Come Monday, keep on looking.

The record label promptly fired Jimmy after the release of Down to Earth. High Cumberland had been recorded but was not released. Down to Earth went nowhere (which you might understand after listening to it) so their actions are understandable. However, they clearly regretted their decision years later and are trying to make some of the money they missed out on with this product. These songs have been repackaged again and again. Caveat emptor! If you want these songs (and many folks do not and will not) buy them only one time.

Good things about these two albums: original versions of The Captain and the Kid, In the Shelter, and Livingston's Gone to Texas. They are different and something I quite enjoy listening to. And I do know all the words to the other 21 songs as well, but I have to listen to them in private as I know no other human who can stand them (my dogs don't mind too much).

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But buy Down to Earth and High Cumberland Jubilee, NOT this album. How can you spot the bad ones? First clue: this item is listed without a track list.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Stephen R. Bowen on April 9, 2010
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Long before Parrotheads put on their first Hawaiian shirts there were Buffett Fans. This collection is a must have for any True Buffett fan,with songs from his Pre- Key West days.
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6 of 18 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 24, 2000
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This cd sums up the great work of Jimmy Buffett and all his greatest hits, but remember that some of the best songs do not become hits so make sure to check out all his other cds like songs u know by heart, if u really want to be a great fan!
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