Fruitcakes (album)

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Studio album by Jimmy Buffett
Released May 24, 1994
Genre Rock, Gulf and Western
Label Margaritaville Records/MCA/
MCAD-11043 (U.S., CD)
Producer Russell Kunkel, Jimmy Buffett
Jimmy Buffett chronology
Off to See the Lizard
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Barometer Soup
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Fruitcakes is the eighteenth studio album by American popular music singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett. This album was released in May 1994, coming off a five-year hiatus from the recording studio since 1989's Off to See the Lizard.

Chart performance[edit]

Fruitcakes reached #5 on the Billboard 200 album chart making it Buffett's first top ten album. The album was also certified "Platinum" by the RIAA on 19 December 2004.

The first single from the album, "Fruitcakes," charted at #29 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart. The second single, "Frenchman for the Night," did not chart.


Several of the songs on this album are covers of other recording artists. The first of these is Grateful Dead's "Uncle John's Band". "Sunny Afternoon" is a song by The Kinks. "She's Got You" is a famous Country/Pop song written by Hank Cochran and first recorded and released as a single by Patsy Cline.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Everybody's Got a Cousin in Miami" (Jimmy Buffett, Michael Tschudin) – 7:19
  2. "Fruitcakes" (Jimmy Buffett, Amy Lee) – 7:40
  3. "Lone Palm" (Jimmy Buffett) – 4:28
  4. "Six String Music" (Jimmy Buffett, G.E. Smith) – 3:25
  5. "Uncle John's Band" (Jerry Garcia, Robert Hunter) – 4:30
  6. "Love in the Library" (Jimmy Buffett, Mac McAnally) – 4:40
  7. "Quietly Making Noise" (Jimmy Buffett, Michael Tschudin) – 5:51
  8. "Frenchman for the Night" (Jimmy Buffett, Roger Guth) – 4:30
  9. "Sunny Afternoon" (Ray Davies) – 4:12
  10. "Vampires, Mummies and the Holy Ghost" (Jimmy Buffett, Roger Guth, Peter Mayer, Jim Mayer) – 4:53
  11. "She's Got You" (Hank Cochran) – 2:46
  12. "Delaney Talks to Statues" (Jimmy Buffett, Mac McAnally, Amy Lee) – 3:41
  13. "Apocalypso" (Matt Betton) – 3:56


The Coral Reefer Band: