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License to Chill
By: Jimmy Buffett
Release Date: July 13th, 2004
Certified: Platinum on August 18th, 2004
Peak Chart Position: Billboard 200 Chart: #1; Country Chart: #1; Internet Chart: #1

1 – Hey Good Lookin’ (Hank Williams Sr.)
2 – Boats To Build (Guy Clark and Verlon Thompson)
3 – License To Chill (Jimmy Buffett, Mac McAnally, Al Anderson)
4 – Coast Of Carolina (Jimmy Buffett and Mac McAnally)
5 – Piece Of Work (William A. Kimbrough)
6 – Anything Anytime Anywhere (Bruce Cockburn)
7 – Trip Around The Sun (Al Anderson, Steve Bruton, Sharon Vaughn)
8 – Simply Complicated (Jimmy Buffett and Bill Withers)
9 – Coastal Confessions (Jimmy Buffett)
10 – Sea Of Heartbreak (Hal David and Paul Hampton)
11 – Conky Tonkin’ (Jimmy Buffett and Bingo Gubelman)
12 – Playin’ The Loser Again (Bill Withers)
13 – Window On The World (John Hiatt)
14 – Someone I Used To Love (Bruce Cockburn)
15 – Scarlet Begonias (Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter (Gratetful Dead))
16 – Back To The Island (Leon Russell)


Performer Credit
Jimmy Buffett Guitar and Vocals
Doyle Grisham Pedal Steel Guitar
Michael Utley Keyboards
Mac McAnally Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals, Background Vocals
Robert Greenidge Steel Drums, Timbales
Harry Stinson Background Vocals
Ralph MacDonald Percussion
Roger Guth Drums
Nadirah Shakoor Background Vocals
Stewart Duncan Fiddle Guest Musician
Sonny Landreth Guitar
Clint Black Guest Vocal on “Hey Good Lookin?” and “Conky Tonkin'” Guest Musician
Kenny Chesney Guest Vocal on “Hey Good Lookin? ” and “License To Chill” Guest Musician
Alan Jackson Guest Vocal on “Hey Good Lookin?” and “Boats To Build” Guest Musician
Toby Keith Guest Vocal on “Hey Good Lookin? ” and “Piece Of Work” Guest Musician
George Strait Guest Vocal on “Hey Good Lookin? ” and “Sea of Heartbreak” Guest Musician
Martina McBride Guest Vocal on “Trip Around The Sun” Guest Musician
Bill Withers Guest Vocal on “Playin’ The Loser Again” Guest Musician
Nanci Griffith Guest Vocals on “Someone I Used To Love” Guest Musician
Bill Payne Keyboards
Will Kimbrough Guitar
Glenn Worf Bass Guitar
Tony Brown Keyboards Guest Musician
Eric Darken Percussion Guest Musician
Al Anderson Guitar Guest Musician
Buster Somar Harmonica Guest Musician
Jim Photoglo Background Vocals
Bekka Bramlett Background Vocals
Wes Hightower Background Vocals
Rachel Wilson Background Vocals

Labels: RCA Nashville and Mailboat Records
Catalogue #: 82876-62270-2

Produced by: Mac McAnally & Michael Utley

Engineered by: Alan Schulman & Chris Stone

Production Coordinator: Mike Ramos
Studio Manager, Drums, Percussion & Steel Drum Tech: J.L. Jamison
Technician/Synthesizer Programming: Michael Klvana
Technician/Guitars: Doug Breidenbach
Computer Technician: Rodney Gnoinsky
Production Assistants: Rick Humes, Tim Bender, Jarrett Przybyszewski, Bud Fox (Mr. Miracle)
Project Coordinator: Nina Avramides
Keeper of the Myth: Sunshine Smith
MHI Representative: Charlie Hood
Video Director: Stan Kellam
Security: Charleston Miles
Mixed at: La La Land in Muscle Shoals by Alan Schulman & Chris Stone
Mastered by: Jim Demain at Yes Master, Nashville, TN. Assisted by Marc Chevalier

Key West Recording
Shrimp Boat Sound Studio
Assisted by J.L. Jamison

Nashville Recordings
Seventeen Grand Recording and
Sound Emporium Recording Studio
Assisted by Jay Fenstermaker
Blackbird Recording Studio
Assisted by Vance Powell

Additional Recording:
John Farrar and Sam Farrar at
Moonee Ponds Studio, Malibu, CA
Rodney Gnolinsky in Palm Beach, FL

Special Thanks to the following for their vocal talents on License To Chill: Buddy Owen, Mike Ramos, J.L. Jamison, Charleston Miles, Stan Kellam, Tim Bender, Mike Utley, Mac McAnnaly, Chris Walsh

Clint Black appears courtasy of Equity Music Group
Kenny Chesney appears courtasy of BNA Records
Alan Jackson appears courtasy of Arista Nashville
Toby Keith appears courtasy of DreamWorks Records, Nashville
Will Kimbrough appears courtasy of Waxy Silver Records
Sonny Landreth appears courtasy of Suger Hill Records
Mac McAnally appears courtasy of Mailboat Records
Martina McBride appears courtasy of RCA Records
Ralph McDonald appears courtasy of Antisia Records
George Strait appears courtasy of MCA Nashville
Michael Utley and Robert Greenidge appears courtasy of Club Trini Records


Roger Guth uses Zildjian Cymbals, D.W. drums and vic Firth sticks
Robert Greenidge uses Sabian Cymbals, steel drums tuned by Bertie Marshall and blended by Robert Greenidge
Ralph McDonald uses Latin Percussion, Yamaha Drums and Zildjian Cymbals
Sonny Landreth uses D’Addario Strings
Will Kimbrough uses Line 6 and Dr Z amps

Special Thanks:

HK Management, Howard Kaufman, Lynda Lou Bouch, Gelfand Rennert & Feldman, Irwin Rennert, John Cohlan, Ilga Berzins, Charlie Fernandez, Cindy Thompson, Kathryn Pechenik at Pro Travel, Beth “Give Me Three Steps” Slagsvol, Trevor Robinson, Dick Boak at Martin Guitars, Allison Stewart, Norma Strait, Lisa Hartman, Monty Hichcock, Jonni Hartman, John McBride, Kevin, Boucher, Ray Masiero, Heikki Larsen, Ross Alexander, Tim at A-440 Piano Tuning, Margaritaville Cafe, B.O.’s Fish Wagon, Maya Martinez at Hilton Key West Resort, A-440 Piano Tuning, Bob Scott, Bob Delson

Photographs: Pamela Jones Photography
Design and Art Direction: Kosh
Management: HK Management

Liner Notes courtesy BuffettRemasters.com