Boats, Beaches, Bars & Ballads

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Boats, Beaches, Bars & Ballads is a four-compact disc (or cassette) compilation box set of Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band's greatest hits, rarities, and previously unreleased songs. Released in 1992, the collection reached quadruple platinum.

Boats[edit]

Boats is a CD of sailor and sailing songs, true to Buffett's heart. Previously unreleased songs include "Love and Luck." "Take it Back," written for the US America's Cup yachting team, was previously available only as a single B-side. "Love and Luck" would later appear on the live album, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. The album is 66 minutes, 22 seconds long.

Boats Track List[edit]

  1. "Son of a Son of a Sailor" 3:21 - From the 1978 album Son of a Son of a Sailor
  2. "Havaña Daydreamin'" 3:38 - From the 1976 album Havana Daydreamin'
  3. "Mañana" 4:13 - From the 1978 album Son of a Son of a Sailor
  4. "Treat Her Like a Lady" 4:14 - From the 1979 album Volcano
  5. "Steamer" 4:08 - From the 1982 album Somewhere Over China
  6. "Jolly Mon Sing" 3:15 - From the 1985 album Last Mango in Paris
  7. "Nautical Wheelers" 3:34 - From the 1974 album A1A
  8. "Take It Back" 3:58 - 1987 single B-side
  9. "On a Slow Boat to China" 3:57 - From the 1982 album Somewhere Over China
  10. "Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes" 3:14 (From the 1977 album Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes
  11. "Love and Luck"4:37 - previously unreleased
  12. "The Captain and the Kid" 3:13 - From the 1976 album Havana Daydreamin'
  13. "Trying to Reason with Hurricane Season" 4:20 - From the 1974 album A1A
  14. "Boat Drinks" 2:36 From the 1979 album Volcano
  15. "One Particular Harbour" 5:36 - From the 1983 One Particular Harbour
  16. "A Pirate Looks at Forty" 3:51 - From the 1974 album A1A
  17. "Lovely Cruise" 3:54 - From the 1977 Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes

Beaches[edit]

Beaches is a CD of Buffett's days in Key West, the Gulf Coast, and the Caribbean. Of the 18 beach songs, notable songs are "Margaritaville," also known as the Buffett national anthem, and "Cheeseburger In Paradise". Previously unreleased songs include "Money Back Guarantee" and "Christmas in the Caribbean." Stars on the Water is a cover of the Rodney Crowell song. The album is 63 minutes, 16 seconds long.

Beaches Track List[edit]

  1. "Margaritaville" 4:10 - From the 1977 'Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes'
  2. "Grapefruit - Juicy Fruit" 2:55 - From the 1973 album A White Sport Coat and a Pink Crustacean
  3. "Ragtop Day" 3:04 - From the 1984 album Riddles in the Sand
  4. "Frank and Lola" 3:15 - From the 1985 album 'Last Mango in Paris'
  5. "Tin Cup Chalice" 3:36 - From the 1974 album 'A1A'
  6. "Knees of My Heart" 2:38 - From the 1984 album 'Riddles in the Sand'
  7. "Money Back Guarantee" 4:22 - Previously Unreleased
  8. "When the Coast Is Clear" 2:56 - From the 1986 album Floridays
  9. "Biloxi" 5:37 - From the 1977 album "Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes"
  10. "Distantly in Love" 2:48 - From the 1983 album 'One Particular Harbour'
  11. "Coconut Telegraph" 2:57 - From the 1981 album 'Coconut Telegraph'
  12. "Stars On The Water" 3:14 - From the 1983 album 'One Particular Harbour'
  13. "Who's the Blonde Stranger?" 3:44 - From the 1984 album 'Riddles In The Sand'
  14. "I Have Found Me a Home" 3:51 - From the 1973 album 'A White Sport Coat and a Pink Crustacean'
  15. "Christmas in the Caribbean" 3:08 - Previously released on a Christmas compilation of various artists, Tennessee Christmas
  16. "Volcano" 3:36 - From the 1979 album 'Volcano'
  17. "Brown Eyed Girl" 3:49 - From the 1983 album 'One Particular Harbour'
  18. "Cheeseburger In Paradise" 2:51 (From the 1978 album Son of a Son of a Sailor)

Bars[edit]

Bars is a CD of bars, songs written in bars, and plain party songs. Beginning with Fins, the album also includes "Why Don't We Get Drunk (and Screw)" and "Pencil Thin Mustache." Previously unreleased songs include "Elvis Imitators," an attempt at an Elvis Presley song, written by Steve Goodman and released by Buffett under the band name Freddie and the Fishsticks, and "Domino College." "Fins" and "Cuban Crime Of Passion" were cowritten with Tom Corcoran.

Bars Track List[edit]

  1. "Fins" 3:25 - From the 1979 album 'Volcano'
  2. "The Weather Is Here, Wish You Were Beautiful" 4:05 - From the 1981 album 'Coconut Telegraph'
  3. "Tampico Trauma" 4:35 - From the 1977 album 'Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes'
  4. "Livingston Saturday Night" 3:08 (From the 1978 album Son of a Son of a Sailor)
  5. "Cuban Crime of Passion" 3:37 - From the 1973 album 'A White Sport Coat and a Pink Crustacean'
  6. "First Look" 3:51 - From the 1986 album 'Floridays'
  7. "The Wino and I Know" 3:00 - From the 1974 album 'Living and Dying in 3/4 Time'
  8. "The Great Filling Station Holdup" 3:00 - From the 1973 album 'A White Sport Coat and a Pink Crustacean'
  9. "Why Don't We Get Drunk (and Screw)" 2:42 - From the 1973 album 'A White Sport Coat and a Pink Crustacean'
  10. "Elvis Imitators" 2:17 - Previously Unreleased
  11. "Pencil Thin Mustache" 2:49 - From the 1974 album 'Living and Dying in 3/4 Time'
  12. "Kick It in Second Wind" 3:55 - From the 1976 album 'Havana Daydreamin
  13. "Desperation Samba (Halloween In Tijuana)" 3:29 - From the 1985 album 'Last Mango in Paris'
  14. "When Salome Plays The Drum" 3:26 - From the 1982 album 'Somewhere Over China'
  15. "They Don't Dance Like Carmen No More" 2:52 - From the 1973 album 'A White Sport Coat and a Pink Crustacean'
  16. "The Pascagoula Run" 3:19 - From the 1989 album 'Off to See the Lizard'
  17. "Sending the Old Man Home" 3:22 - From the 1979 album 'Volcano'
  18. "Domino College" 3:56 - Previously Unreleased

Ballads[edit]

Ballads is a CD of love songs and ballads. The most notable songs are "Come Monday" and "He Went to Paris". This collection includes a slightly different mix of "I Heard I Was in Town" than what appears on Somewhere Over China. Previously unreleased songs include "Middle of the Night" and "Everlasting Moon."

Ballads Track List[edit]

  1. "Come Monday" 3:08 - From the 1974 album 'Living and Dying in 3/4 Time'
  2. "Defying Gravity" 2:40 - From the 1976 album 'Havana Daydreamin
  3. "Survive" 4:47 - From the 1979 album 'Volcano'
  4. "Incommunicado" 3:39 - From the 1981 album 'Coconut Telegraph'
  5. "I Heard I Was in Town" 3:35 - From the 1982 album 'Somewhere Over China'
  6. "Ballad of Spider John" 4:26 - From the 1974 album 'Living and Dying in 3/4 Time'
  7. "Little Miss Magic" 4:00 - From the 1981 album 'Coconut Telegraph'
  8. "California Promises" 3:35 - From the 1983 album 'One Particular Harbour'
  9. "If The Phone Doesn't Ring, It's Me" 3:25 - From the 1985 album 'Last Mango in Paris'
  10. "African Friend" 4:00 (From the 1978 album Son of a Son of a Sailor)
  11. "Everlasting Moon" 3:52 - Previously Unreleased
  12. "Pre-You" 5:15 - From the 1988 album 'Hot Water'
  13. "Middle of The Night" 3:13 - Previously Unreleased
  14. "Coast of Marseilles" 5:00 (From the 1978 album Son of a Son of a Sailor)
  15. "Island" 3:53 - From the 1981 album 'Coconut Telegraph'
  16. "He Went to Paris" 3:28 - From the 1973 album 'A White Sport Coat and a Pink Crustacean'
  17. "Stars Fell on Alabama" 4:13 - From the 1981 album 'Coconut Telegraph'
  18. "Changing Channels" 3:29 - From the 1989 album 'Off to See the Lizard'
  19. "Twelve Volt Man" 3:58 - From the 1983 album 'One Particular Harbour'

Album Information[edit]

Not counting eight unreleased songs, the box set focuses primarily on his 1970s output. Buffett recorded and released 35 of the tracks in the 1970s and 26 of the tracks in the 1980s. The box set takes songs from every single album Buffett released up to that point, barring only “Down to Earth” (1970), “High Cumberland Jubilee” (1971), and “Rancho Deluxe” (a largely instrumental soundtrack Buffet released in 1975).

"Take It Back", "Love and Luck", "Money Back Guarantee", "Christmas in the Caribbean", "Elvis Imitators", "Domino College", "Everlasting Moon", and "Middle of the Night" were previously unreleased on a Buffett album.

Seven songs appear from 1973 album, "A White Sport Coat and a Pink Crustacean"

Four songs appear from Buffett's 1974 album, "Living and Dying in 3/4 Time"

  • "The Wino and I Know" 3:00
  • "Pencil Thin Mustache" 2:49
  • "Come Monday" 3:08
  • "Ballad of Spider John" 4:26

Four songs appear from Buffett's 1974 album, "A*1*A"

Four songs appear from Buffett's 1976 album, "Havana Daydreamin"

  • "Havaña Daydreamin'" 3:38
  • "The Captain and the Kid" 3:13
  • "Kick It in Second Wind" 3:55
  • "Defying Gravity" 2:40

Five Songs appear from the 1977 album "Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes"

Six songs appear from the 1978 album "Son of a Son of a Sailor"

Six songs appear from the 1979 album, "Volcano"

  • "Treat Her Like a Lady" 4:14
  • "Boat Drinks" 2:36
  • "Volcano" 3:36
  • "Fins" 3:25
  • "Sending the Old Man Home" 3:22
  • "Survive" 4:47

Six songs appear from the 1981 album "Coconut Telegraph"

  • "Coconut Telegraph" 2:57
  • "The Weather Is Here, Wish You Were Beautiful" 4:05
  • "Incommunicado" 3:39
  • "Little Miss Magic" 4:00
  • "Island" 3:53
  • "Stars Fell on Alabama" 4:13

Four songs appear from the 1982 album, "Somewhere Over China"

Six songs appear from the 1983 album, "One Particular Harbour"

Three songs appear from the 1984 album, "Riddles in the Sand"

  • "Ragtop Day" 3:04
  • "Knees of My Heart" 2:38
  • "Who's the Blonde Stranger?" 3:44

Four songs apepar from the 1985 album, "Last Mango In Paris"

  • "Jolly Mon Sing" 3:15
  • "Frank and Lola" 3:15
  • "Desperation Samba (Halloween In Tijuana)" 3:29
  • "If The Phone Doesn't Ring, It's Me" 3:25

Two songs appear from the 1986 album, "Floridays"

  • "When the Coast Is Clear" 2:56 *
  • "First Look" 3:51

One song appears from the 1988 album, "Hot Water

  • "Pre*You" 5:15

Two songs appear from the 1989 album, "Off to See the Lizard"

  • "The Pascagoula Run" 3:19
  • "Changing Channels" 3:29