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Meet Me In Margaritaville: The Ultimate Collection [Enhanced]

Jimmy BuffettAudio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (138 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (April 15, 2003)
  • Original Release Date: 2003
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Enhanced
  • Label: Mailboat Records / MCA Records / UTV Records
  • ASIN: B00008OLX6
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (138 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,912 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Margaritaville
2. Migration
3. Growing Older But Not Up
4. Holiday (Live/New Recording)
5. Come Monday
6. Fruitcakes
7. We Are The People Our Parents Warned Us About
8. Cheeseburger In Paradise
9. Jolly Mon Sing
10. The Pascagoula Run (Live/New Recording)
See all 20 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. School Boy Heart
2. Everybody's Talkin' (New!)
3. Volcano
4. Son Of A Son Of A Sailor (New Recording)
5. Take Another Road
6. Knees Of My Heart (New Recording)
7. In The Shelter (New Recording)
8. Havana Daydreamin'
9. Desperation Samba (Haloween In Tijuana)(Live/New Recording)
10. Barefoot Children
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Editorial Reviews

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Jimmy Buffett may have made his millions, but that doesn't mean that he has eased up on his workload. After releasing 33 albums, mounting grueling annual tours, and fashioning an entire industry and lifestyle out of his signature song "Margaritaville," Buffett trots out this two-CD collection. Yet, Meet Me in Magaritaville, which spans 30 years, isn't merely a retread of his long, storied career. Buffett has written two new songs for the package and re-recorded six alternative versions of fan favorites (including a moving version of "The Captain and the Kid," which he included for his ailing father, who died shortly after the album's release). He's also added two new cover songs--a spicy bossa nova version of Fred Neil's "Everybody's Talking" and the Beach Boys' "Sail on Sailor"--as well four live tracks, which shows the singer at his best, conjuring up his own Yuppie Atlantis, an idyllic place where no one has to wear shoes, the sun is always shining, the bar never closes, and Junior Mints are always available at every cinema. A must-have collection for every Parrothead (or aspiring Parrothead), if only for Buffett's track-by-track descriptions. --Jaan Uhelszki

Product Description

Jimmy's waiting with a tall cold one and 38 tracks on 2 CDs, including 12 unreleased tracks featuring six alternate versions (Son of a Son of a Sailor) , four new live recordings and two brand-new songs. Plus, as a side dish, a 32-page booklet penned in part by Jimmy it's a parrothead's tropical dream! Includes Margaritaville; Cheeseburger in Paradise; Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes; Fins; Why Don't We Get Drunk; We Are the People Our Parents Warned Us About; Volcano; One Particular Harbour; Barefoot Children; Havana Daydreamin' , and more.

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36 of 39 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It Really Is The Ultimate Collection! January 10, 2004
Format:Audio CD
Anyone who has carefully watched singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett literally charm the pants off the million of rabid parrot heads over the last several decades will love this newest compilation of Jimmy Buffett hits. It is indeed, the ultimate collection, as entitled, and serves up (shaken but not stirred) all of the best of the guy from Magaritaville. One should be forewarned, however, that not all the cuts here are the original released versions, and several have been redone, and for purists like me, the original versions would have been better to have on board here. But not to quibble, as this is a neat CD to have for the car or office, and I love listening to everything from "Magaritaville to "Come Monday", from "Why Don't We Get Drunk" to "The Captain and the Kid", and from "A Pirate Looks At Forty" to "Pencil Thin Mustache".
Alas, Buffett fans, there are a few new songs here as well, including a nice cover of Nillson's "Everyone's Talkin" and the Beach Boys' "Sail On Sailor" which Jimmy certainly is doing here. He has made a career out of continuing to recycle a limited repertoire of songs, and the fans keep coming back again and again to party with him, such that his concerts are always sellouts and the rabid fans are true loonies when it comes to celebrating life along with the parrot Master himself. This is a great album, and one I am sure you will enjoy!
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
By J. BOTT
Format:Audio CD
I bought it this morning (10am sharp) and I was not disappointed, awesome album. The old songs have been digitalized, and the sound really pops out at you. Being a young parrothead, I have only heard the original recordings via Internet or CDs, but the quality is much better on this album. The re-recordings of certain songs are a little weird at first, but they grow on you. I love the live recordings and the two new cover songs.
CD1
1. Margaritaville - still great
2. Migration - sounds even better
3. Growing Older But Not Up - good song
4. Holiday (Live/New Recording) - great live recording
5. Come Monday - sounds so much better in digital
6. Fruitcakes - sounds the same
7. We Are The People Our Parents Warned Us About - sounds better
8. Cheeseburger In Paradise - the guitar pops, great!
9. Jolly Mon Sing - sounds the same
10. The Pascagoula Run (Live/New Recording) - awesome live recording
11. Tin Cup Chalice - good guitar
12. Pencil Thin Moustache - sounds really good too
13. Grapefruit/Juicy Fruit - sounds the same
14. Coconut Telegraph - sounds a little peppier
15. Changes In Latitudes, Changes In Attitudes - sounds the same
16. Last Mango In Paris - sounds better
17. Fins - sounds great in digital
18. Why Don't We Get Drunk - guitar sounds better
19. Brown Eyed Girl - sounds better, heavier
20. One Particular Harbour - sounds the same
CD2
1. School Boy Heart - sounds the same
2. Everybody's Talkin' (New!) - great cover
3. Volcano - sounds better in digital
4. Son Of A Son Of A Sailor (New Recording) - great but weird at first, the female singing is odd, but is good
5. Take Another Road - good
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28 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Jimmy does it again! April 21, 2003
Format:Audio CD
I picked up this cd the day it came out. In fact, I left school early to pick it up at the local Best Buy :) I popped it in and was met with the anthem, Margaritaville. Moving down the songs on the first disc there are a lot of the usuals and some lesser known songs (AKA the ones not on songs you know my heart) such as Migration, Pascagoula Run (live - sounds great) for instance. The 2nd disc is hot with such songs as School Boy Heart, Knees of my Heart, Desperation Samba (love this song), and the beach boys cover - Sail on Sailor.
Overall this disc is great and is the ultimate collection, if there is such a thing. This would be a GREAT gift for those that are not familiar with the music of Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefers.
oh yeah, the sound is amazing on these cds. You can hear every instrument with clarity.... except for the annoying accoustic guitar in some live tracks, this cd sounds AMAZING
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47 of 57 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great Collection of Songs Marred by Re-Recordings April 19, 2003
Format:Audio CD
This could have been so much more. The classic _Songs You Know By Heart_ is too brief and cuts off in 1979 while the excellent _Boats Beaches Bars Ballads_ box is overkill for some (not for me!). What could have been a wonderfully put-together happy medium comes across instead as a quickie TV compilation.
Granted, there are some great, great songs here. "Migration", "Tin Cup Chalice", and "Havana Daydreamin'" perfectly capture the careless hedonism of early Buffett while the oft-overlooked "Cowboy in the Jungle" and "Fins" represent the late-70s country-pop star in his prime. Even the 80s are well-represented with "Coconut Telegraph", "We Are the People Our Parents Warned Us About" (another overlooked gem from 1983), and "Last Mango in Paris". The 90's are represented with quite possibly his finest songs from that decade ("Schoolboy Heart" and "Fruitcakes")
There are some questionable song choices, though. "Creola" is long, meandering, and, quite honestly, boring. "Floridays" would have been a much better track. "Bob Robert's Society Band" shows Buffett being mellow almost to the point of being comatose.
The re-recordings are what really sink this set. With the stunning exception of "Saxophones", none of these tracks come close to improving on the originals. "Son of a Son of a Sailor" suffers mightily from a sappy monologue at the beginning followed by a clumsy duet with a female singer. Not good. The re-recordings of "He Went to Paris" and "Knees of My Heart" are adequate, but what's the point of trying to improve on perfection? The most egregious offender of all is the faux-reggae disaster of "In the Shelter". This is Jimmy's third studio recording of the song (1971, 1977, and now 2003) and this is by far his worst.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A parrotheads delight...
A Jimmy Buffett extravaganza containing everything any JB fan could ever want to hear-and then some! Read more
Published 4 days ago by G. Duff
5.0 out of 5 stars One of my very TOP favorite Buffett Collections
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 15 days ago by Rosann Johnson
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love jimmy buffett; this is one of my favorite albums of his; always puts me in a happy mood, which is a nice addition to my days
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His songs brought sunshine and made my days. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Ernst G Hansen
5.0 out of 5 stars PARROT HEADS
WHAT IS NOT TO LIKE ABOUT JIMMY BUFFETT'S MUSIC. THIS ALBUM HAS ALL THE CLASSIC SONGS WE WOULD EXPECT AND GOES WITH US WHEREVER WE TRAVEL.
Published 2 months ago by SIR GARF
5.0 out of 5 stars why jimmy
jimmy has always had great songs that clear your head of that work aday world so all you people that want to forget the ass of a boss here he is
Published 2 months ago by thomas cates
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Album
This has all his greatest hits. Great album. You will love every song on here. Jimmy Buffett is a phenemonal performer and great artist.
Published 4 months ago by Trip
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Buffett cd to own
A lot of Jimmy Buffett songs on this. Hurry up and get it so Jimmy doesn't have to get a real job lol.
Published 4 months ago by bosco
5.0 out of 5 stars best jimmy collection by far
best collection of Jimmy. only song missing is "God's Own Drunk". a must-have for any parrothead! just saw him in Vegas and he still has it!
Published 5 months ago by Dan Dillon
5.0 out of 5 stars I'd Meet Jimmy Buffet anywhere.
Great hits by Buffet. Imagine songs with actual melodies. Can't stop singing along and tapping my toes. What a talent!
Published 5 months ago by old lady artist
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