Additional Album Artwork:
Back Cover

Inner Sleeve

Inner Sleeve


Chart Peak:

  • #95 – Billboard 200
  • #18 – Country Albums
Riddles In The Sand



Release Date:

September 1984

Label:

MCA Records


Track List
1. Who’s The Blonde Stranger? 3:46
2. When The Wild Life Betrays Me 2:54
3. Ragtop Day 3:07
4. She’s Going Out Of My Mind 3:28
5. Bigger Than The Both Of Us 3:59
6. Knees Of My Heart 2:43
7. Come To The Moon 3:48
8. Love In Decline 2:44
9. Burn That Bridge 3:14
10. La Vie Dansante 4:05


Jimmy’s Note

This album dedicated with much love to Jane Slagsvol Buffett, who over the years, has been and remains, the ultimate riddle in the sand.



Contributing Artists

  • Jimmy Buffett – Guitar, vocals
  • Matt Betton – Drums, saxophone
  • Sam Clayton – Percussion
  • Emory Gordy – Bass
  • Robert Greenidge – Steel drums
  • Greg “Fingers” Taylor – Harmonica
  • Michael Utley – Keyboards
  • Reggie Young – Guitar
  • John Jarvis – Synthesizer, keyboards
  • Billy Joe Walker – Guitar
  • Larry Lee – Vocals
  • Wendy Waldman – Vocals
  • Thomas Flora – Vocals
  • Mac McAnally – Vocals

Album Notes

  • This album saw a change to a new style of music Jimmy called “Gulf and Western Music”, which was the original name of the album
  • Three singles were released: When the Wild Life Betrays Me reached #42 on the Billboard Country chart, Who’s The Blonde Stranger? reached #37 on the Billboard Country chart, and Bigger Than The Both Of Us reached #58 on the Billboard Country chart
  • Videos for “Who’s the Blonde Stranger?” and “La Vie Dansante” were made but saw limited play