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   “A1A”
    By: Jimmy Buffett
     
Release Date: December 1st, 1974
Peak Chart Position: Billboard 200 Chart: #25;

1 – Makin’ Music For Money (Alex Harvey)
2 – Door Number Three (Jimmy Buffett, Steve Goodman)
3 – Dallas (Roger Bartlett)
4 – Presents To Send You (Jimmy Buffett)
5 – Stories We Could Tell (John B. Sebastian)
6 – Life Is Just A Tire Swing (Jimmy Buffett)
7 – A Pirate Looks At Forty (Jimmy Buffett)
8 – Migration (Jimmy Buffett)
9 – Trying To Reason With Hurricane Season (Jimmy Buffett)
10 – Nautical Wheelers (Jimmy Buffett)
11 – Tin Cup Chalice (Jimmy Buffett)


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Credits:

Performer Credit
Jimmy Buffett Vocals and Guitar
Buzz Cason Background Vocals
Bergen White Background Vocals
Steve Goodman Acoustic Lead Guitar
Reggie Young Electric Lead Guitar
Doyle Grisham Pedal Steel
Michael Utley Piano, Organ
Greg “Fingers” Taylor Harmonica
Sammy Creason Drums
Farrell Morris Percussion
Don Gant Background Vocals
Tommy Cogbill Bass
Roger Bartlett Acoustic Lead and Road Band

Label: ABC/Dunhill
Producer: Don Gant

Issues/Versions:

Original Vinyl Information:

DSD-50183, ABC/Dunhill Records. Gatefold with credits and liner notes and several photos
superimposed over a map of the keys, black ABC/Dunhill label, orange ABC/Dunhill sleeve with the
silhouette of a family on the mountainside. Other variations include white paper or a green ABC. A “Platinum Plus” variant with gold stamping exists as well.

Foreign Vinyl Information:

ABCL 5065, ABC/Dunhill Records marketed by Anchor Records in the UK.

Re-isssued Vinyl Information:

MCA Records (MCA 37027). Gatefold eliminated, both the credits and liner notes migrate to to the back cover with the track listing, so only the image portion of the interior is removed.

Original CD Information:

MCAD-1590, MCA. “Compact Disc, Compact Price” The front cover is all that remains of the artwork, but both the credits and liner notes still stand, and are inside the otherwise generic single-fold insert.

Two-on-One CD Information:

MCAD-5879, MCA. Includes a pretty complete back cover from A-1-A, with all the liner notes. As for Volcano, includes the photo of Bubba pointing at a steaming volcanic vent. No notes. Out of print.

Tommy Semmes: Mixing Engineer
Peter Whorf: Photography and Graphics (with Marvin Garden’s Inspiration)
Recorded at: Woodland Sound Studios, August 74 in Nashville


OFFICIAL CORAL REEFER LINER NOTES

A1A IS THE BEACH ACCESS ROAD THAT RUNS
OCCASIONALLY ON AND OFF U.S. 1. IT CAN TAKE
YOU TO SOME OF THE PRETTIEST BEACHES IN
FLORIDA EAST OF SAINT AUGUSTINE. RIGHT
THROUGH THE MIDDLE OF “WRINKLE CITY”
BETTER KNOWN AS MIAMI BEACH AND ENDING
SUDDENLY 30 MILES NORTH OF HAVANA AND
FOUR BLOCKS FROM MY HOUSE.

PETER WHORF CAME TO KEY WEST TO TALK
ABOUT IDEAS FOR THE COVER. AFTER SEVERAL HARD SKUll SESSIONS AT LOUIE’S BACK-
YARD, WE CHOSE OUR NAME AND STARTED UP
A1A TO MIAMI. SO THE COVER WAS THE TRIP
AND THE TRIP WAS A COVER, AND THERE IS
ALSO A RECORD INSIDE. I HOPE YOU LIKE THEM
BOTH.

JIMMY BUFFETT
AUGUST ’74
KEY WEST, FLORIDA

Again… To Miss Jane

Liner Notes courtesy BuffettRemasters.com