Jimmy Rayban wrote:
Things that make me go Hmmm...
Jimmy owns a record company, right? If his stuff needed to be remastered, don't ya think that maybe HE could make it happen? I got a feeling that maybe, just maybe, HE doesn't feel the ends justify the means. Afterall, people still buy what is out there. I think there are way to many wannabe audiophiles out there. Not everyone is overly concerned about the "perfect" (which by the way doesn't exist) sound. I have all of the Jimmy's work on CD (and on vinyl when available). I think all of the CDs sound fine on my Bose systems. One word for all of the self-professed audiophiles...quitchybitchin.
Buffett may own his own record company but that doesn't necessarily mean he has (or even owns) the original master tapes to make a earnest reissue campaign happen. Rhino Records has a done an outstanding job with the back catalogs of artists such as the Grateful Dead, I'm sure they would also do a bang up job with Buffett's material.
Can't say I'm a "self-professed audiophile" either but Buffett's back catalog is definitely deserving of the remaster treatment. It would also be a nice way (short of another box set) of releasing some rarities along with each album. That ain't "bitchin'", it's just a desire to see his music get the treatment it deserves. DVDs of Live By the Bay
and Tales from Margaritavision
would be nice as well. We're much more likely to see yet another marketing scheme from Margaritaville, Inc. instead. Buffett's music itself hasn't been a priority to him for far too long. That's why he rarely even takes the time to pen his own material anymore, that's how we end up with shit that's little more than jingles for his enterprise like We're Still Here. I'm still a fan, still buy the records on the day of release, etc. but the Buffett I was originally a fan of sailed into the sunset a long, long time ago.