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
A1A
(1974)
Rancho Deluxe
(1975)
Havaña Daydreamin''
(1976)
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.

Songs[edit]

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

Personnel[edit]

Notes[edit]

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