Jimmy Buffett Reveals Historical Collection Of Buried Treasure

Jimmy Buffett Reveals Historical Collection Of Buried Treasure

Jimmy Buffett Reveals Historical Collection Of Buried Treasure

📅08 November 2017, 23:57

For Immediate Release                            November 8, 2017

 

Jimmy Buffett Reveals Historical Collection Of Buried Treasure

 

Volume One of Early Recordings Unveiled

Featuring Original Demos From Legendary Artist’s First-Ever Studio Sessions

Archival Collection to be Available In Standard And Deluxe Editions on November 17

Pre-Order Available Now Via Digital Retailers And PledgeMusic

 

Deluxe Edition Includes Exclusive 40-Page Book

Featuring Never-Before-Seen Photos and Documentary DVD

Buffett Performing at Florida Hurricane Benefit Concert “Tryin’ To Reason…”

On November 19 in Tallahassee

 

album cover: Jimmy Buffett, Buried Treasure, Volume One

Mailboat Records is proud to announce the release of BURIED TREASURE, VOLUME ONE, a historic collection of early recordings by Jimmy Buffett. BURIED TREASURE, VOLUME ONEwill be available in both Standard and Deluxe editions, with each release comprising 11 previously unreleased and rare acoustic tracks as well as song-by-song narration by Buffett. Both the narration and track arrangements were produced earlier this year by Will Kimbrough. The BURIED TREASURE, VOLUME ONE Standard package includes a 28-page book detailing the album’s remarkable story of music history; the Deluxe version features an exclusive 40-page collector’s edition with never-before-seen photos and a bonus documentary DVD, Buried Treasure – Mobile To Nashville. 

 

Pre-orders are currently available online (smarturl.it/MBD2167); BURIED TREASURE, VOLUME ONE arrives at all music retailers and on streaming services on Friday, November 17th.  Also available now are special bundles at PledgeMusic, www.pledgemusic.com/projects/jimmy-buffett, including a package with a signed Deluxe version and exclusive merchandise such as a T-shirt, vinyl, socks, hat, and pennant.

 

PRE-ORDER BURIED TREASURE, VOLUME ONE

 

The tale of BURIED TREASURE, VOLUME ONE began when John and Martina McBride purchased a studio once owned by famed Nashville producer-songwriter Buzz Cason. Travis Turk, the studio’s longtime engineer and in-house producer, was brought in to oversee the move. He soon uncovered a dusty cache of ¼-inch tapes containing original acoustic demos recorded by Buffett in the late 1960s and early 1970s as he embarked on has proven to be a brilliant, internationally acclaimed career. Within the moldering boxes of tapes were 125 original Jimmy Buffett songs, written and recorded at Cason’s original Creative Workshop studio as publishing demos. As if that weren’t remarkable enough, also among the long-forgotten stack of tapes were demos recorded in 1969 by Turk and Milton Brown at Product Sound Studio in Buffett’s hometown of Mobile, AL before he ventured off to Music City.

 

“There is a reason we are calling this collection of songs and stories BURIED TREASURE,” says Buffett, “because they were literally buried in a closet in a recording studio in Nashville for decades. They were discovered by an old friend, Travis Turk, who actually recorded these tracks in Mobile, Alabama, in 1969, and more in Nashville in the years following, when we both wound up moving there. Travis eventually produced the first two albums I recorded in Nashville, as well. When we first found the tapes of BURIED TREASURE, I didn’t know that it would turn out to be such a unique situation where I’d actually get to honor and introduce the people who started me out.”

 

Highlights include “Don’t Bring Me Candy” and “Abandoned On Tuesday,” both from Buffett’s first-ever visit to a proper studio. Other songs, like “Rickety Lane” and “The Wino Who Has Something To Say,” were recorded in Nashville but deeply inspired by Buffett’s time spent as a young troubadour in New Orleans. BURIED TREASURE, VOLUME ONE also features some surprising covers, including two penned by Gordon Lightfoot, “The Gypsy” and “The Circle Is Small,” and a version of The Mamas and The Papas’ “California Dreamin'” recorded at a Mobile breakfast buffet celebrating America’s Junior Miss Pageant and featuring backing vocals from the Junior Miss contestants themselves. BURIED TREASURE, VOLUME ONE concludes with “Close The World At Five,” written in 1969 as Buffett worked a daily 9-to-5 before his nightly gigs at The Admiral’s Corner in Mobile, a fitting end for this initial volume of historic recordings. Further editions of BURIED TREASURE will be announced soon.

 

Just after the release of BURIED TREASURE, VOLUME ONE, Buffett is set to perform at the Florida Hurricane Benefit Concert, “Tryin’ to Reason…” Uniting with Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith, and Jake Owen together with the Coral Reefer Band, the benefit concert will take place on Sunday, November 19 at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center in Tallahassee, Florida. The proceeds from the one-night only sold-out engagement will help communities in Florida, Puerto Rico, and the islands affected by hurricanes in 2017.

 

For more information, please visit www.mailboatrecords.com and www.margaritaville.com

 

JIMMY BUFFETT

BURIED TREASURE, VOLUME ONE

(Mailboat Records)

 

Release Date: Friday, November 17th

 

SONGS

 

1.) The Mobile Days (narration)

2.)  Don’t Bring Me Candy 

3.) Lightfoot (narration)

4.) The Circle Is Small 

5.) Clunker Chord (narration)

6.) Abandoned On Tuesday 

7.) Technology (narration)

8.) I Can’t Be Your Hero Today

9.) Blame It On New Orleans (narration)

10.) Rickety Lane

11.) Sgt. Pepper in the Gumbo Pot (narration)

12.) The Wino Has Something to Say

13.) Going Where the Wind Takes You (narration)

14.) California Dreamin’ 

15.) Nashville, Here We Come (narration)

16.) The Gypsy

17.) Hopelessly Gone (narration)

18.) Hopelessly Gone

19.) Simple Pleasures (narration)

20.) Simple Pleasures 

21.) Close the World at Five (narration)

22.) Close the World at Five

23.) Thank You’s (narration)

 

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