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Songs You Know By Heart
By: Jimmy Buffett
Release Date: October 1st, 1985
Certified: Multi-Platinum (7M) on November 21st, 2005
Peak Chart Position: Billboard 200 Chart: #100; Country Chart: #27;

1 – Cheeseburger In Paradise (Jimmy Buffett)
2 – He Went To Paris (Jimmy Buffett)
3 – Fins (Jimmy Buffett, Deborah McColl, B.Chance, Tom Corcoran)
4 – Son Of A Son Of A Sailor (Jimmy Buffett)
5 – A Pirate Looks At Forty (Jimmy Buffett)
6 – Margaritaville (Jimmy Buffett)
7 – Come Monday (Jimmy Buffett)
8 – Changes In Latitudes, Changes In Attitudes (Jimmy Buffett)
9 – Why Don’t We Get Drunk and Screw (Jimmy Buffett)
10 – Pencil Thin Mustache (Jimmy Buffett)
11 – Grapefruit-Juicy Fruit (Jimmy Buffett)
12 – Boat Drinks (Jimmy Buffett)
13 – Volcano (Jimmy Buffett, Keith Sykes & Harry Dailey)


Performer Credit

Label: MCA
Producer: [please see original album pages for producers]


Original Vinyl Information:

MCA-5633, MCA Records. No gatefold, plain white sleeve, B? insert with picture of Jimmy and a floral shirt.

Original CD Information:

MCAD-5633 DIDX-426, MCA Records.

Re-isssued CD Information:

MCAD-11169, MCA Records. Ultimate Master Disc gold CD.

Liner Notes:

All original analog tapes transferred to JVC Digital. Compiled and mastered by Glenn Meadows at Masterfonics using the JVC Digital Audio Mastering System.

Digital Editing by: Milan Bogdan
Art Direction: Jimmy Buffett
Art Coordinator: Jeff Adarnoff
Photography: Jim Shea
Special guest appearance by: Bonnie and Beauty, from Parrot Jungle, Miami, Florida.

Jimmy Buffett on tour is presented by Corona Extra.

Jimmy Buffett has written and sung songs which are now part of our collective memory. And he has made a world of open roads, sailboats, rental cars and bars set against a curiously romantic fleabag vista where people bunch up to face the empty sea. When Texas, coconuts, Florida, sharks, nymphomaniacs, Montana, volcanos, and pirates land in one spot, we understand that worlds do in fact collide.

Beyond that, Buffett has peopled this region with characters ranging from hammock dwellers dragged down by memories, fellow travellers with no memories, honored ancestors, poets, and smugglers run down by their own history like rabbits caught in the headlights. Finally, one of the figures in the drama is “Jimmy Buffett” who is mostly, but not exactly Jimmy Buffett, a man with more camouflage than a Green Beret commissary.

This album shows that the sun has been coming up on Buffett’s world for a long time and among the shadows stand songs and people who are here to stay.

Tom McGuane
Livingston, Montana

Liner Notes courtesy