Rancho Deluxe (soundtrack)

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Rancho Deluxe
Soundtrack album by Jimmy Buffett
Released 1975
Recorded 1975
Genre Country
Length 28:27[1]
Label United Artists
UA 466G (U.S., 12")
Producer Andrea Troolin, Jeff Rougvie (re-release producers)
Jimmy Buffett chronology
Rancho Deluxe
Havaña Daydreamin''
Alternative cover
Cover of 1998 Rykodisc re-release
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]

Rancho Deluxe is the soundtrack from the movie of the same name starring Jeff Bridges and Sam Waterston and is the sixth album by American popular music singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett. It was initially released in 1975 as United Artists UA 466G and later re-released on labels licensed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (who owns the soundtrack's rights) including Capitol and Rykodisc. The screenplay of the movie was written by Thomas McGuane, husband of Buffett's sister, Laurie Buffett.

Alternative versions[edit]

The 1998 Rykodisc re-release of Rancho Deluxe includes four tracks of movie dialogue that were not present on the original soundtrack.


The soundtrack album contains songs and instrumental incidental music, all written by Buffett. "Wonder Why We Ever Go Home" and "Livingston Saturday Night" were subsequently re-recorded by Buffett and released on Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes and Son of a Son of a Sailor respectively. Both of the remakes are significantly different than the Rancho Deluxe originals. "Livingston Saturday Night" is a monaural recording and has significant lyrical changes (e.g., "sixteen may get you twenty" becomes "fifteen may get you twenty") and "Wonder Why We Ever Go Home" is extended to become a full-length song.

Unlike the music of his previous three albums, Rancho Deluxe is a heavily country album with none of the "gulf and western" feel that has typified most of Buffett's career. It is his only album that contains a song that Buffett himself does not sing on, "Left Me with A Nail to Drive" with vocals by Coral Reefer Band member Roger Bartlett.

There were no singles released from the album.

Track listing[edit]

Original release[edit]

Side One:

  1. "Rancho Deluxe (Main Title)" (Jimmy Buffett) – 2:12
  2. "Ridin' in Style"* (Jimmy Buffett) – 1:05
  3. "Left Me with a Nail to Drive" (Jimmy Buffett) – 1:33
  4. "Cattle Truckin'"* (Jimmy Buffett) – 1:27
  5. "Countin' the Cows Ev'ry Day" (Jimmy Buffett) – 2:23
  6. "The Wrangler"* (Jimmy Buffett) – 2:09
  7. "Rancho Deluxe (End Title)" (Jimmy Buffett) – 2:54

Side Two:

  1. "Livingston Saturday Night" (Jimmy Buffett) – 3:28
  2. "Some Gothic Ranch Action"* (Jimmy Buffett) – 1:26
  3. "Wonder Why We Ever Go Home" (Jimmy Buffett) – 1:48
  4. "Fifteen Gears"* (Jimmy Buffett) – 2:14
  5. "Can't Remember when I Slept Last" (Jimmy Buffett) – 1:38
  6. "Rancho Deluxe (Instrumental)"* (Jimmy Buffett) – 4:10

*Instrumental recordings

1998 re-release[edit]

  1. "Rancho Deluxe (Main Title)" (Jimmy Buffett) – 2:12
  2. "X-Mas Bonus"† – 0:16
  3. "Ridin' in Style"* (Jimmy Buffett) – 1:05
  4. "Left Me with a Nail to Drive" (Jimmy Buffett) – 1:33
  5. "Rustler's That's Us"† – 0:09
  6. "Cattle Truckin'"* (Jimmy Buffett) – 1:27
  7. "Countin' the Cows Ev'ry Day" (Jimmy Buffett) – 2:23
  8. "The Wrangler"* (Jimmy Buffett) – 2:09
  9. "Rancho Deluxe (End Title)" (Jimmy Buffett) – 2:54
  10. "Livingston Saturday Night" (Jimmy Buffett) – 3:28
  11. "Dork"† – 0:23
  12. "Some Gothic Ranch Action"* (Jimmy Buffett) – 1:26
  13. "Wonder Why We Ever Go Home" (Jimmy Buffett) – 1:48
  14. "Hood Ornament"† – 0:11
  15. "Fifteen Gears"* (Jimmy Buffett) – 2:14
  16. "Can't Remember when I Slept Last" (Jimmy Buffett) – 1:38
  17. "Rancho Deluxe (Instrumental)"* (Jimmy Buffett) – 4:10

*Instrumental recordings
†Movie dialog track



  1. ^ Rykodisc compact disc time is 29:26
  2. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/r31838