Meet Me in Margaritaville: The Ultimate Collection

Meet Me in Margaritaville: The Ultimate Collection

by Jimmy Buffett


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Summertime has long since been presided over by the Mayor of Margaritaville, and his reign continues with the release of this two-disc sonic travelogue. Ostensibly a greatest-hits set, Meet Me in Margaritaville dips deep into all facets of Jimmy Buffett's sunny style, from the laid-back haziness of "Come Monday" and "Changes in Latitudes" to the hopped-up Coral Reefer grooves that imbue "Why Do We Get Drunk" and "Cheeseburger in Paradise." But in addition to the time-tested favorites, Buffett peppers the collection with new recordings -- most notably covers of "Everybody's Talkin'," delivered with the same sort of mooning wistfulness that marked Harry Nilsson's original, and the Beach Boys' "Sail on Sailor," a windswept version that belies Buffett's own seafaring pursuits. In addition, Buffett goes back to tweak some of his classics, putting a syncopated new spin on "Son of a Son of a Sailor" and stretching out with rum-soaked glee on live versions of "A Pirate Looks at Forty" and "Desperation Samba." The package also includes a booklet with wry liner notes provided by the Head Coral Reefer himself.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/15/2003
Label: Utv Records
UPC: 0044006778129
catalogNumber: 067781
Rank: 6859

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jimmy Buffett   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Ralph MacDonald   Percussion
Robert Greenidge   Timbales,Steel Drums
Doyle Grisham   Pedal Steel Guitar
Tina Gullickson   Vocals
Roger Guth   Drums
J.L. Jamison   Percussion,Drums,Steel Drums
Amy Lee   Saxophone
Mac McAnally   Guitar,Vocals
Jim Mayer   Guitar,Vocals
Nadirah Shakoor   Vocals
Michael Utley   Keyboards
John Lovell   Trumpet
Bob Weber   Guitar
Tom Mitchell   Saxophone
Julie Harkness   Dancer
Heather Perry   Dancer
Peter Mayer   Guitar,Vocals

Technical Credits

Ray Kennedy   Composer
Fred Neil   Composer
Jimmy Buffett   Composer,Producer,Liner Notes
Van Dyke Parks   Composer
Brian Wilson   Composer
Marshall Chapman   Composer
Michael Chapman   Composer
Ralph MacDonald   Composer
Keith Sykes   Composer
Matt Betton   Composer
Jimmy Bowen   Producer
Barry Chance   Composer
Don Gant   Producer
Marvin Gardens   Composer
Roger Guth   Composer
J.L. Jamison   Studio Manager
Will Jennings   Composer
Russ Kunkel   Composer,Producer
Amy Lee   Composer,Horn Arrangements
Deborah McColl   Composer
Van Morrison   Composer
Jay Oliver   Composer
Norbert Putnam   Producer
William Salter   Composer
Elliot Scheiner   Producer
Chris Stone   Engineer
Tandyn Almer   Composer
Michael Utley   Composer,Producer
John Lovell   Horn Arrangements
Kosh   Art Direction
Tom Mitchell   Horn Arrangements
Rodney Gnoinsky   Computer Editing
Bobby Holcomb   Composer
Sunshine Smith   Creative Consultant
Tom Corcoran   Composer,Liner Notes
Alan Schulman   Engineer
Bill Eaton   Composer
Coral Reefer Band   Arranger
Jack Rieley   Composer
Peter Mayer   Composer

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Meet Me in Margaritaville: The Ultimate Collection 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
emmad15 More than 1 year ago
i like this disc.its great!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Captain Jimmy Buffett is the greatest pirate that ever lived and the most clever singer/songwriter on the planet! Buy this CD!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Ever since I was little my dad got be hooked on jimmy buffett. Love his music and any cd he makes is great to listen to.
Guest More than 1 year ago
At 72 I am a long time lover of JB and his laid back style of entertainment as is my 46yo daughter. Now we have added my 14yo grand-daughter and I am buying another Ultimate Collection for my 22yo Air Force grand-daughter recently deployed to Afganistan.
MortimerKW More than 1 year ago
Jimmy Buffet is a great song writer who connects with people in a laid-back way that is always comforting. Some of his songs get you up and ready to sing or dance while others just connect with your soul. His songs bring back memories of younger years, while others help you understand where you are now. The lyrics and melodies always rejuvinate me and make me feel good about myself and the world helping me keep a positive outlook on life. Jimmy make you fell like your glass is always overflowing. I have seen Jimmy Buffet and the Coralreefers twice in concert and this album helped relive those times. If you are are Parrot-head, you will love this addition to your collection. Enjoy!
Guest More than 1 year ago
It's too bad that most people only think of Margaritaville when they think of Jimmy Buffet. I encourage anyone to get this and see what a fun, clever, wonderful song-writer and entertainer he is. My kids loved Cheeseburger, Volcano, Barefoot Children and sing along with others too. For me, He Went to Paris is one of the most poinient songs ever written. Definately an A+ from me and my family!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought this as a present for my dad for Christmas. Then I asked him if I could try listening to it. Ever since, I've been captivated by Jimmy Buffet's music and even his books, he's easily the most laid back guy you could meet, and the most talented songwriter.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Hello, fellow Parrot Heads. I'm glad to see that I am the first to review this collection of Jimmy Buffet's music. I own a lot of the albums and I must say that he is such a great entertainer! He really puts on a great show. My wife and I went to see him in concert last summer and it was a riot! The only problem was that I went to take a dump in the porta-john and there wasn't any toilet paper. Unfortunately, I found this out after I cranked out a major loaf. The only thing I could find to wipe my butt of the fecal remnants was one of my socks, so I quickly swiped my bung with it and tossed it into the disposal tank. I spent the rest of the day walking around with one sock! The music was so incredible and it was one big party, though, so we had a hoot anyway. Jimmy's band was in top form and they really put on a great show. I can't wait for this cd to come out, because it will be great for summer barbecues!