Producer: Michael Utley
Executive Producer: Jimmy Buffett
Original Vinyl Information:
MCA-5730, MCA Records. No gatefold. Lyrics and photo on sleeve.
Original CD Information:
MCAD-5730 JVC-515, MCA Records. Contains a fold-out insert, rather than a booklet. Although a step up from the “Compact Price” series, MCA’s catalogue art direction job here is still sloppy, seeing that they “forgot” all the liner notes (sans the core band credits that are also printed on the back cover) printed on the inner sleeve.
Horn arrangements on “If It All Falls Down” and “You’ll Never Work in Dis Bidness Again”: Tony Concepcion
“Creola” arranged by: Ralph MacDonald
“Meet Me In Memphis” horns arranged by: The Memphis Horns: Wayne Jackson, Andrew Love, Jack Hale and Gary Topper.
“I Love The Now” arranged by: Michael Utley, performed by The Memphis Horns.
“When The Coast Is Clear” and “Nobody Speaks To The Captain No More” string and horn arrangements: Michael Utley.
Album Cover Concept: Jimmy Buffett
Photography: Jim Shea
Assistants: Donna “Sunshine” Smith and Kino.
Thanks to: Raoul and Rita, Muss Malone, Sharon Matola, Tony and the entire stadd and the Belize Zoo.
Special thanks to: Judy Bunn.
Ralph MacDonald Appears Courtesy of: Polygram Records, Inc.
Predator friends: Sparkle Plenty (spider monkey); Thunder ‘n’ Lightning (black racer snake); Scarlet (macaw); Rainbow (toucan); Frank (iguana) and Arthur (parrot understudy).
Album Co-ordinator: Nina Avramides-Berducat
Crew: Bobby Liberman, Charlie Allen, John Dickson and Kino
Thanks to: Ted Irwin and Irwin Yachts, to Jim and John Dovas at “Fun in the Sun” Charters, Donio, Florida. Jack Boyle and the staff at Cellar Door Productions, “Pogo” Evans and Laura Liberman.
Food: (Ft. Lauderdale) The Rustic Inn, Ernie’s Bar B Q, Nathaniel’s Tavern, and the Fabulous Dr. Kino’s (it’s a budget) Kitchen. (Miami) Joe’s Stone Crab. (Los Angeles) Hide Hardware and Sushi.
Thanks to: Howard Kaufman and the Girls at Front Line (Weasel) Management for the Listening Party.
Jimmy Buffett uses: Martin Acoustic Guitars and Strings.
Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band are presented on Tour by: Corona Extra Beer.
The parts of Jimmy Buffett and his manager on “You’ll Never Work in Dis Bidness Again” played by: Vince Melamed.
New River Studios, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ardent Recording Studio, Memphis, TN
Village Recorders, West Lost Angeles, Ca
Recorded by: Elliot Schenier, Jay Rifkin, John Rampton, Marty Lewis.
Assistant Engineers: Ted Stein, Teresa Verplarck, Dale Peterson and Charle Brocco.
Mixed by: Marty Lewis
Mastered by: Ken Perry, K-Disk, Hollywood, Ca.
“I have loved many lands…and love them well, Changing, chameleon fashion, to the spell of each land’s colors; rhythming my heart to each land’s song; striving to be a part.”
– From The Poem “To Florida” from the book, “Floridays” by Don Blanding
Fifteen down and one to go.
Liner Notes courtesy BuffettRemasters.com