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Far Side of the World

  • 1. Blue Guitar
    2. Mademoiselle (Voulez-Vous Danser)
    3. Autour du Rocher
    4. Savannah Fare You Well
    5. All the Ways I Want You
    6. Last Man Standing
    7. What if the Hokey-Pokey Is All It Really Is About?
    8. Altered Boy
    9. USS Zydecoldsmobile
    10. Someday I Will
    11. Far Side of the World
    12. Tonight I Just Need My Guitar
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 2005

  • Credits
    ProducerRuss Titelman
    EngineerScott Kidd; Dave O'Donnell; Peta Scriba; Eric Bickel; Phil Gitomer

    This is an Enhanced CD, which contains both regular audio tracks and multimedia computer files.
    Personnel includes: Jimmy Buffett (vocals); Sonny Landreth (guitar, slide guitar); Vincent Nguini (guitar); Tony Cedras (accordion); Jim Horn (tenor saxophone); Stewart Duncan (fiddle); David Ranson (bass); Mike Burch (drums).
    The Coral Reefer Band: Mac McAnally (vocals, guitar, mandolin, piano); Peter Mayer (vocals, guitar, mandolin); Jim Mayer (vocals, bass); Tina Gullickson, Nadirah Shakoor (vocals); Doyle Grisham (pedal steel guitar); Tom Mitchell, Amy Lee (saxophone); John Lovell (trumpet); Michael Utley (accordion, keyboards); Robert Greenidge (steel drums, timbales); Roger Guth (drums); Ralph MacDonald (percussion).
    Includes liner notes by Jimmy Buffett.
    Personnel: Jimmy Buffett (vocals, guitar); Mac McAnally (vocals, guitar, mandolin, piano); Peter Mayer (vocals, guitar, mandolin); Tina Gullickson, Nadirah Shakoor (vocals); Carol Steele (guitar, shekere); Vincent Nguini (guitar); Sonny Landreth (slide guitar); Stuart Duncan (fiddle); Michael Utley (accordion, keyboards); Tony Cedras (accordion); Tom Mitchell , Amy Lee (saxophone); Jim Horn (tenor saxophone); John Lovell (trumpet); J.L. Jamison (drums, steel drum, percussion); Roger Guth, Mike Burch (drums); Robert Greenidge (steel drum, timbales); Ralph MacDonald (percussion).
    Audio Mixers: Dave O'Donnell ; Russ Titelman.
    Liner Note Author: Jimmy Buffett.
    Recording information: Clinton Recording Studios, New York, NY; Emerald Studio, Nashville, TN; Long Island Recording; Pine Wood West Studio, Long Island, NY; Remote Recording Services, Inc.
    Director: Stan Kellam.
    Editor: Stan Kellam.
    Photographer: Savannah Jane Buffett.
    That there's more to Jimmy Buffet than parrotheads, "Margaritaville," and cheeseburgers in Paradise has never been more apparent than on this laid-back collection of masterly songwriting. Buffet's songs combine the thoughtful craft of an accomplished songsmith with a deceptive light-heartedness; by the time you're at the first chorus he's already reeled you in.
    Though he's sung a few novelty songs in his time, and performs a couple here, he's no novelty act, as evidenced by songs such as "All the Ways I Want You" and the gorgeous "Savannah Fare You Well," both recalling the golden age of '60s and '70s singer/songwriters. "Last Man Standing" conjures the '70s, too, with a dirty funk reminiscent of Little Feat, while Sonny Landreth's "USS Zydecoldsmobile," featuring Landreth himself on slide guitar, is as close as this relaxed set gets to an incendiary rocker. Mostly though, FAR SIDE OF THE WORLD is a timely reminder of Jimmy Buffet's strengths as storyteller and songwriter, and that there's life beyond Nashville's production line songwriting about cookie-cutter topics.

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