Meet Me in Margaritaville: The Ultimate Collection

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Meet Me in Margaritaville: The Ultimate Collection
Greatest hits album by Jimmy Buffett
Released April 15, 2003
Genre Rock/country/gulf and western
Length 149:46
Label UTV/MCA/Mailboat
Jimmy Buffett chronology
Far Side of the World (album)
(2002)
Meet Me in Margaritaville: The Ultimate Collection
(2003)
Live in Auburn, WA
(2003)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Meet Me in Margaritaville: The Ultimate Collection is a Jimmy Buffett greatest hits compilation album consisting of 2 compact discs and 38 songs. The album is notable for several newly recorded and updated versions of songs considered as classics in his repertoire. Missing from the mix is fan-favorite and concert-standard "Boat Drinks".

This collection presents 12 new recordings. As this is a career retrospective and aimed at a more casual audience, the album met criticism due to a quarter of the material being new recordings rather than focus on the original incarnations of the songs.[citation needed]

The following six songs are re-recordings of previously released songs: "The Captain and the Kid", "He Went to Paris", "In the Shelter", "Knees of My Heart", "Saxophones", and "Son of a Son of a Sailor". The new version of "Son of a Son of a Sailor" is a duet with Nadirah Shakoor'. The following four songs are new live recordings: "Desperation Samba (Halloween in Tijuana)", "Holiday", "The Pascagoula Run" and "A Pirate Looks at Forty". Buffett also newly recorded two covers: ""Everybody's Talkin'" by Fred Neil and Harry Nilsson and The Beach Boys' "Sail On Sailor". Despite being included as the original studio version, "Volcano"'s fourth verse has been rewritten and overdubbed.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Jimmy Buffett unless otherwise noted.

Disc one[edit]

  1. "Margaritaville" – 4:10
  2. "Migration" – 4:14
  3. "Growing Older but Not Up" – 3:26
  4. "Holiday" (Buffett/Eaton/MacDonald/Salter) – 5:24 (New Live Recording)
  5. "Come Monday" – 3:09
  6. "Fruitcakes" (Buffett/Lee) – 7:39
  7. "We Are the People Our Parents Warned Us About" – 3:21
  8. "Cheeseburger in Paradise" – 2:50
  9. "Jolly Mon Sing" (Buffett/Jennings/Utley) – 3:15
  10. "The Pascagoula Run" (Buffett/Oliver) – 4:00
  11. "Tin Cup Chalice" – 3:37
  12. "Pencil Thin Moustache" – 2:51
  13. "Grapefruit/Juicy Fruit" – 2:57
  14. "Coconut Telegraph" – 2:59
  15. "Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes" – 3:17
  16. "Last Mango in Paris" (Buffett/Chapman/Jennings/Utley) – 3:16
  17. "Fins" (Buffett/Chance/Corcoran/McColl) – 3:26
  18. "Why Don't We Get Drunk" (Gardens) – 2:43
  19. "Brown Eyed Girl" (Morrison) – 3:54
  20. "One Particular Harbour" (Buffett/Holcomb) – 5:30

Disc two[edit]

  1. "School Boy Heart" (Betton/Buffett) – 4:33
  2. "Everybody's Talkin'" (Neil) – 3:00
  3. "Volcano" (Buffett/Daily/Sykes) – 3:38 (Overdubbed Fourth Verse)
  4. "Son of a Son of a Sailor" – 4:46 (Exclusive Re-Recording)
  5. "Take Another Road" (Buffett/Guth/Oliver) – 3:41
  6. "Knees of My Heart" (Buffett/Jennings/Utley) – 3:03 (Exclusive Re-Recording)
  7. "In the Shelter" – 4:01 (Exclusive Re-Recording)
  8. "Havana Daydreamin'" – 3:39
  9. "Desperation Samba (Halloween in Tijuana)" (Buffett/Jennings/Schmit) – 4:17 (New Live Recording)
  10. "Barefoot Children" (Buffett/Guth/Kunkel/Mayer/Oliver) – 4:53
  11. "Saxophones" – 3:48 (Exclusive Re-Recording)
  12. "Cowboy in the Jungle" – 5:08
  13. "He Went to Paris" – 3:56 (Exclusive Re-Recording)
  14. "Creola" (Buffett/McDonald/Salter) – 7:01
  15. "Bob Robert's Society Band" (Buffett/Lee) – 3:43
  16. "A Pirate Looks at Forty" – 4:33 (New Live Recording)
  17. "Sail On, Sailor" (Almer/Kennedy/Parks/Rieley/Wilson) – 2:44
  18. "The Captain and the Kid" – 3:24 (Exclusive Re-Recording)

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