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Jimmy Buffett’s New Album In Stores Today!

posted December 8th, 2009 at 3:11 am

by Josh Martin

The new album from Jimmy Buffett – Buffet Hotel – hits stores today!

It’s the first studio album from Buffett since Take The Weather With You was released October 10th, 2006. Since then he has released two live albums: Live at Texas Stadium and Live in Anguilla.

Named after an old colonial era train station/hotel in Timbuktu, “Buffet Hotel” features 12 songs and includes a 24-page booklet with lyrics and stories behind the songs.

Track List:

  1. Nobody From Nowhere
  2. Wings
  3. Big Top
  4. Beautiful Swimmers
  5. Turn Up The Heat and Chill The Rose
  6. Summerzcool
  7. Rhumba Man
  8. We Learned To Be Cool From You
  9. Surfing In a Hurricane
  10. Life Short Call Now
  11. Buffet Hotel
  12. A Lot To Drink About

Order the album from Amazon for only $7.99 or pick it up at your local retailer.

How do you like the album? Leave a comment or post your review on our forum.

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Get Buffet Hotel MP3 Album for $3.99!

posted December 7th, 2009 at 6:27 am

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by Josh Martin

Today only you can get the digital MP3 version of Jimmy Buffett’s new album “Buffet Hotel” for only $3.99!

Click here to get it

Amazon MP3’s are DRM-free and are compatible with iPods and other portable music devices.

The compact disc version will be available tomorrow.

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Buffet Hotel Video Diary

posted December 5th, 2009 at 4:07 pm

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by Josh Martin

Margaritaville.com has a behind-the-scenes video slideshow for “Buffet Hotel”, the new album from Jimmy Buffett. It contains exclusive photos from the overseas trips that inspired the new songs.

Watch here

“Buffet Hotel” will be released this Tuesday. Order now from Amazon for $7.99.

Also check out Amazon MP3 Daily Deals on Monday for a special deal on “Buffet Hotel.”

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Buffett Not Trying To Get On Radio Anymore

posted December 4th, 2009 at 3:48 pm

by Josh Martin

Jimmy Buffett’s motivation for making records isn’t about getting on the radio, it’s about putting out songs for Parrotheads:

“Thinking of getting on the radio, that’s way in the past for me,” Buffett says. “Making something that people who like what I do can add to their collection is all I’m doing these days. I write for that live, paying audience; it’s like writing on assignment, and I think it works pretty successfully.”

“Buffet Hotel” hits stores on Tuesday. Order now from Amazon for $7.99.

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Jimmy to Preview Album on Radio Margaritaville

posted December 2nd, 2009 at 6:06 pm

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by Josh Martin

Jimmy Buffett will personally preview his brand new CD “Buffet Hotel”, with stories about each song on Radio Margaritaville!

Tune in Monday December 7 at 11am ET, or catch the replays: December 7 at 11pm ET, December 8 at 5pm ET, December 11 at 9pm ET and December 12 at 11am ET.

Buffett did a similar Radio Margaritaville special when his last album “Take The Weather With You” hit stores.

“Buffet Hotel” will be released Tuesday, December 8th. Pre-order now from Amazon for only $7.99.

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Billboard Article on New Album, Next Year’s Tour, and New Books

posted November 30th, 2009 at 2:49 pm

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by Josh Martin

Billboard has an interview with Jimmy Buffett that discusses the new album “Buffet Hotel”, next year’s tour, and two new books that he’s working on.

“Buffet Hotel”

Jimmy Buffett says he felt a greater level of engagement on his new album, “Buffet Hotel,” than he has on many of his other recent efforts.

“With a band this good and with people this good around you, you kind of get in a routine,” Buffett tells Billboard.com, acknowledging that previous “listening and fixing” was done primarily by Coral Reefer Band collaborators Mike Utley and Mac McAnally. But on “Buffet Hotel,” Buffett says that “we got back to doing things like we did in the old days. Instead of doing it in the afternoon, I said, ‘Let’s go back like we did in the old days and do those red wine and reefer vocals…at midnight.’ I’d get a little buzz on red wine and get my singing chops, get in that mood, and then I’d send ‘em over the Internet to Utley and Mac and say, ‘Alright, I know they were midnight. You got red wine vocals there. You can throw ‘em away or tell me what you think,’ and they’d go, ‘Do more of those!’ ”

Buffett and company previewed several of the songs during his 2009 concerts, notably “Summerzcool” and “Surfing in a Hurricane,” the first surf rock song he’s ever written.

“Mac told me on the last night of the tour we’d done seven of the new songs off the album over the summer, and I’d never done that before,” Buffett recalls. “Usually you’re lucky to get one or two songs from a new album into the show, so it was a complete reversal.”

2010 Tour

Buffett is planning a full-scale “Buffet Hotel” tour for 2010 and intends to start the year in Australia and the Pacific Rim. He’s toying with the idea of playing entire albums next year and hopes to play 1983’s “One Particular Harbor” in Tahiti. He’s also putting into motion into a special performance at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival with “Buffet Hotel” guests Sonny Landreth and Toumani Diabate.

Film and Books

And while he says that he’s “out of the movie business” at the moment, Buffett is working on a documentary about his trip to Mali with director Margaret Brown.

Buffett also has two books in the works, a collection of short stories set in the Pacific and “a rock ‘n’ roll novel” called “Mudbath” that is “based on a real-life adventure, but hopefully you won’t recognize any of the characters.”

Read the full article here.

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