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Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 25, 1990)
  • Original Release Date: 1987
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Mca
  • ASIN: B000002PBY
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #33,763 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Perfect for partying or easing yourself to sleep.
Nick
I owned a cassette copy of this album and the tape went baad or I lost it some years ago... Great album!
J. M. Karbo
I've always really liked it a lot, and I still break it out quite a bit.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Gary Duncan (garykahuna@sprynet.com) on May 25, 1999
Format: Audio CD
Jimmy yells at the beginning of The Weather is Here,Wish You Were Beautiful" Well, I'm glad you did Bubba, because this is one of his most solid albums. No filler on this one folks. Where Jimmy really shines here is on the ballads. Incommunicado, It's my Job, Island. Jimmy has always said he'd like to do a concert and just sing his ballads, but he thinks the fans wouldn't go for it. Don't underestimate us. To those who can't live without hearing Margaritaville,well they can just stay home! My theme song (well, one of many) is included on Coconut Telegraph. Growing Older But Not Up. Go down to the record store and but this album now! Or just get it here from Amazon (shameless plug):<)
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By P Magnum HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on January 10, 2001
Format: Audio CD
After the inconstant Volcano, Jimmy Buffett came back strong with Coconut Telegraph. While he is best known for his upbeat, party tunes, he really knows how to work a ballad. Songs like "Incommunicado", "Stars Fell On Alabama", "Island", "The Weather Is Here, Wish You Were Beautiful" & the song for his then young daughter, "Little Miss Magic" all show his ability to slow it down and sing with tender care. He didn't write "It's My Job", but he makes it all his own and "Growing Older But Not" perfectly sums up his career. Coconut Telegraph contains songs that may not be recognizable to non-Parrotheads, but one should give it a try, as it is a great album.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By G. J Wiener on December 18, 1999
Format: Audio CD
Whether its the title track, The Weather Is Here, Growing Older, or any of the other songs, this album is filled with some amusing yet beautiful lyrics. I feel a definite connection with Jimmy's feelings about life whether it has something to do with Mohammad Ali, Pete Rose, his wife, or the Beach. Jimmy is probably the only artists in music today who regularly releases an album every year. Anyway, this an excellent additional to those who appreciate easy going music with a little calypso flair.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Steven Sly on November 8, 2006
Format: Audio CD
Around the time of "Coconut Telegraph" Buffett was beginning to leave his hard partying days behind him and becoming a more "mature" artist. Album sales really began to fall off by this time, but "Coconut" remains one of the gems in Buffett's repertoire as the material is strong throughout the disc. Every song on this album is a good one, and a few have become Buffett classics. All of the songs except for two are Buffett originals. "It's My Job" is a great song about people doing various things for a living written by fellow Coral Reefer band member Mac McAnally. "Stars Fell On Alabama" is another cover that fits Buffett's style perfectly. Of the Buffett originals the title track is a great one. "Incommunicado" deals with the death of John Wayne. "Growing Older But Not Up" is classic Buffett with one of his famous lines "I'd rather die while I'm living than live while I'm dead. "The Good Fight (Co-written with J.D. Souther) is another strong track. "The Weather Is Here I Wish You Were Beautiful" is a classic Buffett play on words and a fan favorite to this day. The album closes out with the mellow "Island" and a song about his daughter "Little Miss Magic". "Coconut Telegraph" is not an album that you often see mentioned along side some of earlier bigger sellers, but this album really is one of his best.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Ei on February 5, 2002
Format: Audio CD
I love all Buffett's albums, but this is one my faves. Every song is just perfect Buffett. He is a great song writer, story teller, and just makes me feel relaxed.
This is a great album to listen to when you are sitting on a beach drinking fruity beverages, and watching the sun. Or when it is bitterly cold out and you just want a little bit of warmth, Oh, do I miss the summer....Just putting any Buffett brings summer back to me.
On the whole, I highly recommend this album to all Buffett fans, even nonfans who just want something to chill out to.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By silica2 on September 18, 2002
Format: Audio CD
A fantastic album, both for the hits and for the lesser played songs. I already own several copies of it ... and I'm not even a true parrothead! Also check out: Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes, Son of a Son of a Sailor, A-1-A, and Living and Dying in 3/4 Time, if you like this one. You could simply get a compilation of Jimmy Buffet's greatest hits, but you would miss out on some fantastic songs if you did that. Don't deny yourself the good stuff that comes on an album like this.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 9, 1999
Format: Audio CD
If you have ever been on the Going-to-the-Sun Highway in Glacier National Park and been listening to Buffet at the same time, then you may die a happy man.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By PJY on April 25, 2007
Format: Audio CD
Coconut Telegraph has a much more personal feel than other albums of his during this time period. He sings about his daughter growing up, John Wayne's passing and many trials he and people close him had to contend with. It is a more mature album and is more introspective and contemplative. And this is an excellent side of Jimmy. There are more ballads and the lyrics seem more personal to him. However, he never loses site of the 'Buffett' personality so even in the most contemplative moment, he can interject humor and good time. This is an excellent album and one of my favorites.
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