Fruitcakes (album)

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Fruitcakes
Fruitcakes.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMay 24, 1994
GenreRock, Gulf and Western
LabelMargaritaville Records/MCA/
MCAD-11043 (U.S., CD)
ProducerRussell Kunkel, Jimmy Buffett
Jimmy Buffett chronology
Off to See the Lizard
(1989)
Fruitcakes
(1994)
Barometer Soup
(1995)

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.

Songs[edit]

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]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Everybody's Got a Cousin in Miami"
7:19
2."Fruitcakes"
7:40
3."Lone Palm"Buffett4:28
4."Six String Music"
3:25
5."Uncle John's Band"4:30
6."Love in the Library"4:40
7."Quietly Making Noise"
  • Buffett
  • Tschudin
5:51
8."Frenchman for the Night"
  • Buffett
  • Roger Guth
4:30
9."Sunny Afternoon"Ray Davies4:12
10."Vampires, Mummies and the Holy Ghost"
4:53
11."She's Got You"Hank Cochran2:46
12."Delaney Talks to Statues"
  • Buffett
  • McAnally
  • Lee
3:41
13."Apocalypso"Matt Betton3:56

Personnel[edit]

The Coral Reefer Band: