Details on Buffett’s Next Album

posted May 30th, 2012 at 6:38 pm

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by Josh Martin

In an interview with Billboard, Jimmy Buffett reveals details about his next album:

Buffett tells Billboard.com that he’s “got a lot of songs and I’m gonna go in this year” to record a follow-up to 2009’s “Buffet Hotel.” “I’m happy with the material ’cause I’ve been working at it for a while,” Buffett says, detailing songs such as “Useless and Important Information,” which is “in the running for the album title,” as well as “Einstein Was a Surfer,” “I Want to Go Back to Cartagena” and “Clueless People in a ‘Fraidy Cat World.”

“I’ve got a couple of minor-key things,” Buffett adds. “I’m excited about it, and (the material) is kinda piling up on us here, so I’m ready to go back in.” Buffett says he’s “written most of this stuff myself,” though he’s also worked with regular collaborators Mac McAnally and Will Kimbrough and has composed a song with Jerry Jeff Walker’s son Django.

Buffett is considering a number of studios to work on the project, including his own Shrimp Boat facility in Key West, Fla., as well as EMI’s Abbey Road studio and Mark Knopfler’s British Grove Studios, both in West London, England. “I want to go in and do it together as a band,” Buffett says. “We normally do that anyway, but then people are busy and have to go out and someone’s usually phoning in a part from somewhere. This time I’d like to the whole thing all together… I started thinking, ‘Do I really want to go in and make a record or do I want to just put a few (songs) out. I thought maybe I’d go in and do four or something, and then I said, ‘Nah. I like going in the studio with my band, and it can be an experience.”

Are you excited about this new album?


Tagged in Albums, Interviews

  • Robbsheff

    What happened to the older “found” songs that were supposed to be released?

    • http://www.buffettworld.com/ Josh Martin

      Good question. Haven’t heard any more about that

  • Abread

    There is no one better than Jimmy – can’t wait for his new album!!

  • Johnnyjupiter

    Three cheers for Mr Buffett, Hip,Hip,Hooray
    Hip,Hip,Hooray
    Hip,Hip,Hooray

    That’s enough of that,time for a landsharks.

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