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Far Side of the World [Enhanced]

Jimmy BuffettAudio CD
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (142 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (March 19, 2002)
  • Original Release Date: 2002
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Enhanced
  • Label: Mailboat Records
  • ASIN: B00005O7VL
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (142 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #19,499 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Jimmy Buffett's 33rd record--his first for his own Mailboat Records--finds the world's most famous beach bum in an uncharacteristically reflective mood. While he hasn't completely lost interest in beer, burgers, and string bikinis, Buffett no longer seems intent on transporting fans to some tropical Shangri-la. Buffett does take listeners on a trip to the "Far Side of the World," but insists that you bring your baggage with you--and learn to love it. Buffett skillfully weaves themes of self-acceptance, self-abnegation, and fears for the future into unerringly witty and graphic observations, but his words lack much of their usual frivolity and froth. Buffett seems intent on revisiting the emotional landscape he first explored in Living and Dying in 3/4 Time, which produced the rather mournful song of love and separation "Come Monday." His rendition of Bruce Cockburn's "All the Ways That I Want You" recaptures that sense of love and yearning, but without the stark lack of hope. Hope is one thing Buffett possesses in abundance. In "Last Man Standing" he allows thoughts of retirement, but vows, "I wanna be the last man standing." In the elegant "Someday I Will," he admits: "I don't have a plan / It's not that kind of thing / I'm not Martin Luther King / I don't have a dream / It's just sometimes I know that's the way I'm supposed to go." Buffett is a man at a crossroads, where he's created his most evocative and daring music in years. --Jaan Uhelszki

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Jimmy Buffett's 33rd record--his first for his own Mailboat Records--finds the world's most famous beach bum in an uncharacteristically reflective mood. While he hasn't completely lost interest in beer, burgers, and string bikinis, Buffett no longer seems intent on transporting fans to some tropical Shangri-la. Buffett does take listeners on a trip to the "Far Side of the World," but insists that you bring your baggage with you--and learn to love it. Buffett skillfully weaves themes of self-acceptance, self-abnegation, and fears for the future into unerringly witty and graphic observations, but his words lack much of their usual frivolity and froth. Buffett is a man at a crossroads, where he's created his most evocative and daring music in years.

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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Jimmy ,Mark..and He Still Follows That Equator January 26, 2003
Format:Audio CD
"I was in two minds...should I buy this or not??After,at best, the disappointing and un Buffett like performance on *Beachhouse on the Moon*,I was concerned that Jimmy had lost the edge and was settling into middle-aged conformity.I should not have worried..he has returned to a more familiar,if somewhat subdued and reflective form.
We are not chugging down rums and floating away on those Carribean breezes,and there is not a cheeseburger in sight!!! Instead this CD owes more to Mark Twain and his epic,*Following the Equator* than to string bikinis and fins to the left fins to the right.I personally like the feel of this one,it is part African Travel-logue,part philosophy,part history..and totally Buffett.
From the opening *Blue Guitar* with its African beats.into the moody and reflective *Mademoiselle* and *Autour Du Rocher*,we are treated to JB returning to what he does best,lead the listener on his personal take on his memories and that troupador lifestyle.*Autour Du Rocher*,is one of the stronger tracks on this and shows Jimmy can still sing them,even if they are not written by him everytime.The songs are laden with French phrases and have that personal feel, that was so much lacking in *Beachhouse on the Moon*
This is not simply a *Turn up and buy if you are a parrotthead* catalogue of songs.They are to be savoured and enjoyed,owing a lot to the satisfaction of living that was conveyed on *A1A* and *Coconut Telegraph*..that relaxed satisfaction of watching the sun go down over the ocean with a beer or red wine in hand!!.Jimmy uses several styles that transport you to Africa,and the Far Side of the World, but never really takes you too far from keeping that one particular harbour, if not in view,certainly in the back of your mind.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well worth the wait!!! March 23, 2002
Format:Audio CD
This is one of the most interesting albums I have listened to in years. There are songs on here to suit many different tastes. Yet while Jimmy experiments (mostly successfully) with different sounds, they all have a common denominator in that they are uniquely his style. He has an uncanny ability to lend his own signature sound to a bunch of totally different styles and come up with a cohesive album.
I thoroughly enjoyed about 9 out of 12 songs on this album, was content with one (hokey pokey), and was only really disappointed by two (Autour de Rocher and Altered Boy). The lyrics for these songs are good, but the music is either too experimental for JB (Autour) or a bit too odd for my taste (Altered Boy).
The rest of the album was a delight for me as a lover of good music, and particularly Buffett music. There are several great up-tempo songs which leave you either tapping your feet or driving a bit too fast if you are in you car listening to this CD. There are great Buffettesque tunes such as "Savannah", "Someday I Will", "Mademoiselle" and "Blue Guitar" which instantly transport you to another place, even though that place may not necessarily be Margaritaville. Perhaps the finest work on the album is the title track, "Far Side of the World", which is one of Jimmy's best songs in years, and would stand up to any "greatest hits" list. Jimmy closes the album with "Tonight I Just Need My Guitar", which is a beautiful acoustic guitar song that harks back to his earlier days. It rounds out the album perfectly in that even though he experiments with all these styles and sounds, ultimately it all comes back to Jimmy being himself.
One glaring omission on this album was the absence of Fingers Taylor.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Welcome Back From The Far Side of the World! March 19, 2002
Format:Audio CD
Wandering through several different musical styles on his 33rd album, Jimmy Buffett has weaved his own special kind of magic into every track on "Far Side of The World." Buffett states that after making music for the past 30 years, "I know what works!" He backs up what he says: Far Side of the World will appeal to both Parrot Heads and the general record buying public alike. On this album Buffett bravely steps out into previously uncharted musical territory with a wonderfully mix of offerings from around the world: African-tribal, European, a hip-hop, R&B groove, new-age/country, Polynesian and Cajun all deftly produced by Russ Titelman.
Buffett's vocals are strong, his band is tight and his production team has given this album just the right touch. After years of collecting stories from his travels around the world, Buffett's boat is in and delivers the goods. Here's hoping he keeps it coming!
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Buffett's Found What He's Been Looking For April 21, 2002
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Format:Audio CD
It's been quite a long time since Buffett has cranked out a CD with as much flavor and consistently enjoyable sound as Far Side of the World, but it was well worth the wait. All too often you see critics pointing to his earliest work (i.e., the stuff he wrote back when Ford was President) and attempting to make a rigid, unworkable comparison between a songwriter barely out of his twenties to a guy with three kids lookin' at sixty. But in this album, Buffett has actually managed to throw in those untamed lyrics that made him a beach bum icon right along with the relaxed anecdotes and introspection that can only come from years of living the life (or something approaching that) which he writes about.
Songs like "Last Man Standing" and "Zydecoldsmobile" have something about them that's vaguely reminiscent of his work in the late 70s early 80s, while "Tonight I Just Need my Guitar" and "Altered Boy" seem to achieve that new groove Buffett has been laboriously attempting to create since Barometer Soup.
All and all, I think this album is fantastic--arguably his best work since Off to See the Lizard. Far Side of the World should undoubtedly be seen as one of the peaks in Buffett's repertoire, the finished product of many years of attempting to create a "new sound" that, while undeniably different, is no less palatable to long-time Parrotheads and aspiring beach bums than A1A or Coconut Telegraph. Enjoy!
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There are some voices that provide the soundtrack to the lives of millions of baby boomers, and this is one of them. Read more
Published 11 days ago by Rosann Johnson
5.0 out of 5 stars But it Parrotheads
One of my favorite Jimmy Buffet and the Coral Reefers albums. many of the songs are played at his concerts. Really check the set lists!
Published 4 months ago by Ronald P. Williams
5.0 out of 5 stars Made my memories sing
Magic Jimmy has been one of my favorite artists. His music always makes my heart sing and brings a smile to my face.
Published 12 months ago by Lana Lee Plum
4.0 out of 5 stars A musical journey around the world
I love this CD , not just because its my second Jimmy Buffett CD,its like a musical trip around the world, it reminds me of the style of A1A and those great earlier albums. Read more
Published 13 months ago by sarah Lall
4.0 out of 5 stars A better than average Buffett album
Jimmy Buffett at his very best was a number of years ago. Since then, Jimmy has yearly produced a stream of "good" albums. Nothing great and nothing to be embarrassed about. Read more
Published on June 19, 2011 by Paul
2.0 out of 5 stars Far side of my CD collection
You know how you flip through your CD collection and run across an album you've nearly forgotten about, slip it in and you remember *this is a GREAT album*? Read more
Published on February 12, 2009 by M. Carlisle
4.0 out of 5 stars Subtle Pleasures On This One
When I first heard this album I was not that impressed in fact I thought it was his weakest release in years. Read more
Published on November 14, 2006 by Steven Sly
3.0 out of 5 stars Am I getting too old?
I've seen Jimmy several times in concert, and I saw him play Jazzfest in New Orleans around the time when this CD came out (which is why I bought it. Read more
Published on February 23, 2006 by Kevin Berent
4.0 out of 5 stars Great CD, but not the typical parrothead stuff
As the below reviewer noted, this is not a "party CD". It's actually, I think, more kin to some of Buffets early music, being more introspective and musically inventive than many... Read more
Published on August 23, 2004 by W. Paul W.
5.0 out of 5 stars My favorite
I love Jimmy BUffett, but this cd by far is his best, i think. It has a very romantic and dreamy air to it that makes the listener dream of far away beaches and sunsets, but at the... Read more
Published on March 14, 2004 by Molly
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