Additional Album Artwork:
Back Cover

Inner Sleeve

Chart Peak:

  • #13 – Billboard Country Chart
  • #14 – Billboard Pop Chart
Volcano



Release Date:

August 28, 1979

Label:

MCA Records


Track List
1. Fins 3:27
2. Volcano 3:39
3. Treat Her Like A Lady 4:20
4. Stranded On A Sandbar 3:11
5. Chanson Pour Les Petits Enfants 4:07
6. Survive 4:51
7. Lady I Can’t Explain 2:44
8. Boat Drinks 2:40
9. Dreamsicle 2:19
10. Sending The Old Man Home 3:27


Jimmy’s Note

This album is dedicated to Jane and Savannah Jane Buffett.



Contributing Artists

  • Jimmy Buffett – Vocals and acoustic guitar
  • Keith Sykes – Guitar and vocals
  • Barry Chance – Lead guitar
  • Andy McMahon – Fender Rhodes
  • Mike Utley – Piano and organ
  • Russell Kunkel – Drums, percussion, congas on “Volcano”
  • Greg “Fingers” Taylor – Harmonica
  • Johnny Montezuma – anything and everything on “Fins”
  • Jackie Dangler – Pans on “Fins” and “Boat Drinks”
  • Steve Forman – Percussion on “Fins”
  • Donald Douglas – Banjo-uke on “Volcano”
  • Wilfred Tuitt – Guitar on “Volcano”
  • James Elmer – Bass pipe on “Volcano”
  • Billy Puett & Bill Jones – Recorders on “Chanson Pour les Petits Enfants”
  • Ferrell Morris – Tambourine on “Chanson Pour les Petits Enfants”
  • Steve Forman – Shakers on “Chanson Pour les Petits Enfants”
  • James Taylor – Background vocals and guitar on “Sending the Old Man Home”
  • Norbert Putnam – Bass on “Sending the Old Man Home”
  • Deborah McColl – Background Vocals
  • Alex Taylor – Background Vocals
  • Hugh Taylor – Background Vocals
  • Dave Loggins – Background Vocals
  • Venetta Fields – Background Vocals
  • Brenda Bryant – Background Vocals
  • Paulette Brown – Background Vocals
  • Juan Cadiz – Background Vocals

Album Notes

  • This album was unique in that it was recorded on Montserrat, an island with an active volcano
  • Three singles were released: Fins reached #35 on the Billboard Pop chart and #42 on the Billboard Easy Listening chart. Volcano peaked at #43 on the Billboard Easy Listening chart and #66 on the Billboard Pop chart. Survive reached #77 on the Billboard Pop chart