Jimmy Buffett to release new studio record
Parrothead alert: Jimmy Buffett has a new studio record, Songs From St. Somewhere, scheduled for release August 20 on Mailboat Records.
The album, with 15 brand new songs plus a bonus track, was recorded this spring in various locales including Key West, Nashville, Muscle Shoals, Austin, Miami, St. Barts and London.
In the liner notes, Jimmy says: 'The islands I have spent a good deal of my adult life on, over, under and around.are situated between the tip of Florida and the northeast corner of South America..The island where much of the work on this record was done is St. Barthelemy.'
Jimmy wrote or co-wrote eleven songs on this new release, and has always enjoyed working with other artists. For this album, Jimmy assembled a very impressive and talented team of collaborators, from songwriter Mark Knopfler, who also performs on two songs, including his own 'Oldest Surfer On The Beach,' to Emilio Estefan, who produced the Spanish version of 'I Want To Go Back To Cartagena,' the bonus track, which is a duet featuring Jimmy with Latin singer Fanny Lu.
Old friend Jesse Winchester wrote 'I Wave Bye Bye,' 'Honorary Coral Reefer' Will Kimbrough contributes 'Soulfully' along with co-writing two other tracks and Jerry Jeff Walker's son, Django Walker, co-wrote 'Somethin' 'Bout A Boat.' The first single, 'Too Drunk To Karaoke' is a duet with Toby Keith. The video, which was directed by Michael Salomon, was shot in Nashville, and can be viewed now on Margaritaville.com and everywhere.
Jimmy has been performing 'Too Drunk To Karaoke' and 'I Want To Go Back to Cartagena,' as well as 'Somethin' 'Bout A Boat' and 'Oldest Surfer On The Beach' on his current 'Songs From St. Somewhere' tour. He will be performing a song from the new record on The Today Show on Thursday, August 15.
1. Somethin' 'Bout A Boat
2. Einstein Was A Surfer
3. Earl's Dead - Cadillac For Sale
4. Too Drunk To Karaoke - Duet with Toby Keith
6. Useless But Important Information
7. I Want to Go Back to Cartagena
9. Rue De La Guitare
10. I'm No Russian
12. The Rocket That Grandpa Rode
13. I Wave Bye Bye
14. Colour Of The Sun
15. Oldest Surfer On The Beach
16. Bonus: I Want to Go Back to Cartagena (Spanish version) Duet with Fanny Lu