What about the new album?

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What about the new album?

Post by trojan_sixtyone »

I am just curious if anyone has any ideas on what direction Bubba will go with the upcoming album. Do you think he'll continue the country-esque/duet-heavy/cover-heavy style he had with LTC or will he go back more toward his signature island sound?

I kind of expect a combination of both. He's still riding high with country fans and Parrot Heads alike with his country style, but his island/folk/nostalgic style is still very popular as well. To be honest, I think the album will be good no matter what he decides to do with it. I know a lot of you guys will disagree with me on this point, but I think that Bubba, Mr. Utley, and Mac "Sucks Less" McAnally are as good as ever and are cranking out some very good music. Has it strayed from JB's "signature" style? Yeah. Is it still of a high musical quality? Yeah. It's different from what a lot of PH's are used to, but rolling with the punches, I think the music is as good as ever.

What do you guys think?
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Post by Jahfin »

I don't think Buffett has a "signature island style". To my ears he's always mixed Caribbean, folk, rock, country, and various other styles to come up with own sound. It doesn't really matter to me what direction he takes on his next record as long as he's satisfied with the end result.

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Post by changingchannels »

he did say last year on pre-concert interview that the next album will be a "jimmy buffett album" and not a "license to chill". i guess he meant that it will not be filled with guest artists????
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Post by SomeGuyNamedDan »

My vote is he will continue with the "duets" type of album. Although I think it'll be with a different music style. He covered both Dave Matthews as well as Jack Johnson on this past summer's tour. At the Nissan show right before he played Tripping Billies, he said something to the effect "that he was just talking with Dave Matthews recently."

I could see him "dueting" with this genre of music as it will open him up to that (younger) audience, similar to the way License to Chill opened him up to modern Country Western fans. Besides I see many similarities in the balladeer-storytelling styles between Buffett/Matthews/Johnson.

Keep in mind that Buffett seems to be 1) and entertainer, and 2) a keen marketer. How many albums has Santana made that were "duets" which opened him up to markets he wouldn't have been in otherwise.

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Post by PartofthePhlock »

Jahfin wrote:I don't think Buffett has a "signature island style". To my ears he's always mixed Caribbean, folk, rock, country, and various other styles to come up with own sound. It doesn't really matter to me what direction he takes on his next record as long as he's satisfied with the end result.
I agree with you Jahfin, where ever he wants to take the tunes works for me .......but I really hope he isn't ready to do any Sinatra yet. :lol:

Doesn't Jimmy's style revolve around where he has been, who he has been with and what he is currently drinking? :lol:

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Post by LIPH »

SomeGuyNamedDan wrote:Keep in mind that Buffett seems to be 1) and entertainer, and 2) a keen marketer. How many albums has Santana made that were "duets" which opened him up to markets he wouldn't have been in otherwise.
While the duet album craze has made a lot of money and won a lot of awards for Carlos Santana, in my opinion it's some of his worst work. I hope Buffett got it out of his system with LTC.
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Post by Jahfin »

Buffett has been mentioning Dave Matthews in interviews for years but more from a business perspective than anything else because Dave built his audience the way Buffett has, through grass roots efforts.

Regarding Santana, he made a very excellent duets album called Havana Moon long before he struck paydirt with Supernatural. That album just happened to come out at just the right time.

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I was referring to Supernatural and Shaman, they're both pretty bad.
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Post by SomeGuyNamedDan »

Santana did seem to be going to the well too often. Supernatural had some decent songs, Shaman was bad.

Hopefully Jimmy won't go the same route.

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Post by Jahfin »

LIPH wrote:I was referring to Supernatural and Shaman, they're both pretty bad.
I understand but lots of folks are under the false impression Supernatural was the first time he'd done a duets record.

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Post by SomeGuyNamedDan »

Oh, and let us not forget Santana's newest All That I Am, which was released about two months ago, dueting with the likes of Joss Stone, Mary J. Blige, Will.i.Am, Steven Tyler, Bo Bice! Ugh!

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Post by LIPH »

I haven't heard that one, but I kind of like Joss Stone. And Mary J. Blige does a great duet with U2 on One. I saw them do it live back in October and I just bought the song from iTunes last week.
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Post by Cubbie Bear »

I heard Jimmy was going All Polka and strictly playing Wisconsin and Pennsylvania next year
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Post by buffettbride »

Cubbie Bear wrote:I heard Jimmy was going All Polka and strictly playing Wisconsin and Pennsylvania next year
Well, those are the homes of cheese and scrapple, respectively. :lol:
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And it would get all the Alpine whiners to shut up. :lol:
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Post by Quiet and Shy »

LIPH wrote:And it would get all the Alpine whiners to shut up. :lol:
And you'd be traveling to Wisconsin every other week. :lol:

As long as Jimmy doesn't do duets with the "turning 60" crowd this year...Dolly Parton, Cher, etc....I'll be okay.
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I've never been to Wisconsin.
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Post by Quiet and Shy »

LIPH wrote:I've never been to Wisconsin.
You've missed out on a great place. :D

And I suppose you don't know how to polka, either.... :roll: :)
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Post by FanInCincy »

When is this album due out?
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Post by Quiet and Shy »

FanInCincy wrote:When is this album due out?
As they're just heading into the studio to record it this month, it'll probably be a while. As a barometer, LTC was recorded in Dec and released the following July. And, some of us are still waiting for the "Coastal Confessions" show from a year ago Dec to be released. :roll: :-? :)
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