Country music's infatuation with the puka-shell rock of Jimmy Buffett has been one of the genre's less fortunate indulgences. Most of Nashville's hat acts do little more than dip their toe in the water and do nothing to build upon Buffett's signature … see full wiki
Its certainly a treat to here some new Jimmy Buffett music. This release features a heavy country flavor with some contributions from country legends George Strait, Clint Black, Al Jackson, and Ken Chesney. The styles to blend quite nicely as there are some pieces that rock a little, others are more sentimental, and a few with those soothing steel drums like the closer Back To The Island.
Many highlights on here in addition to the aforementioned CD closer include Hey Good Lookin', Boats to Build, Sea of Heartbreak, Windows On The World, Conky Tonkin', and another Grateful Dead cover Scarlet Begonias. Nice guitar on the later piece.
It seems like with every listen another song seems to stick in my memory. Piece of Work seems to be there now and Playin' The Loser Again was a few hours ago. I guess that is the sign of an excellent recording.