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Boats Beaches Bars & Ballads
Jimmy Buffett
Boats Beaches Bars & Ballads
Genres: Folk, Pop, Rock
  •  Track Listings (17) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (18) - Disc #2
  •  Track Listings (18) - Disc #3
  •  Track Listings (19) - Disc #4

When Jimmy Buffett eventually becomes the subject of a college course--and given his enduring popularity as a singer-songwriter and author, you know he will someday--here's what'll be on the final exam. Boats, Beaches, Bar...  more »


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All Artists: Jimmy Buffett
Title: Boats Beaches Bars & Ballads
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Mca Nashville
Original Release Date: 5/19/1992
Release Date: 5/19/1992
Album Type: Box set
Genres: Folk, Pop, Rock
Styles: Singer-Songwriters, Soft Rock, Country Rock
Number of Discs: 4
SwapaCD Credits: 4
UPCs: 008811061326, 0008811061326

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When Jimmy Buffett eventually becomes the subject of a college course--and given his enduring popularity as a singer-songwriter and author, you know he will someday--here's what'll be on the final exam. Boats, Beaches, Bars & Ballads is so named because the four-CD collection divides Buffett's collected works among those categories, giving each disc a theme. From early classics such as "Biloxi" and "Come Monday" to more recent fare known only by the Parrothead cognoscenti, this set is the perfect accompaniment to a cool drink and a hammock on a summer afternoon. What kind of cool drink? Well, that'll be on the final, too. --Daniel Durchholz

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Andrew F. from ROYERSFORD, PA
Reviewed on 5/25/2007...
Disc 4 does not have the front or back inserts. All others do.
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craig_paul | Pittsburgh, PA | 11/22/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I've been a Buffett fan for over 25 years, and personally enjoy the singer's more tender songs over the "party" songs. This is not to say there aren't times when I absolutely MUST hear "Fins" or "Cheeseburger In Paradise." The great thing about this excellent box set is that it includes a broad spectrum of tunes, spans Jimmy's entire career (up to the point of its release, of course), and has something to fit every mood. Buffett has even gone to the trouble of organizing the set in a way such that the listener can pick and choose between different types of songs. What more could we ask?Of course there are, as with all anthologies or greatest hits packages, going to be questions as to why one song or another wasn't included. I would like to have seen "Death Of An Unpopular Poet" thrown in, but I'm not complaining - "I Heard I Was In Town" and "Sending The Old Man Home" are pleasant surprises. So I'm more a "Ballads" and "Beaches" kind of guy - there is more than enough music of those types here to keep me occupied. Maybe you prefer the "Bars" and "Boats" stuff more - same deal. The fact that Buffett has included 72 songs in the set leaves little or no room for complaint. The simple fact is, if you like Buffett, you'll like "B,B,B, and B". It doesn't matter whether you're one of the new breed of Parrotheads or an old curmudgeon like me who would, at this point in my life, rather sit in the yard and listen to "When The Coast Is Clear" than be caught up in the mob scene at a live show.This wonderful box set would, in my opinion, make a great gift for anyone (if there is anyone left) who's not yet been introduced to Buffett. In fact, if you have anyone on your Christmas list who fits that description, I suggest you pony up the dough (at 50 bucks or so, it's a steal) and buy that person a gift for which he or she will thank you many times over. Oh, and by all means, if you don't own it, buy it for yourself first."
What a great Boxed Set
ANDY INGLE | dallas,texas | 01/12/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Good ole' Jimmy buffett at its best. This is defintitely one of the best greatest hits packages anywhere. There is not one bad song on these four CD's. The CD's include a number of parrothead hits as Come Monday, Margaritaville, fins, A Pirate Looks at 40, and Son of a son of a Sailor. This also includes songs that are not heard as often, but that should definitely be given more attention because the content and music is so relaxing and genious. The whole set is worth listening to and you will find yourself daydreaming and picturing the wonderful things in life that Jimmy Buffett himself writes and has written about. This is worth every penny you spend on it. 50 dollars may seem high, but do not forget that you are getting four CD's with at least 16 songs on each. WHAT A BARGAIN! So buy it and enjoy it, because you will never find a better greatest hits package of the best singer-songwriter of our time!"