Buffett - License To Chill
Album Review by Cheryl Harvey Hill
the state of the world these days, everyone can use a License To
Chill. Jimmy Buffett, in conjunction with some of the most prominent
names in country music (Clint Black, Kenny Chesney, Alan Jackson, Toby
, Martina McBride) has issued the ideal
license in a delightful, musical form.
whose songwriting roots can be traced back to
, didn't limit himself to country
artists or country songs on this endeavor. The album is an eclectic mix
of new Buffett material, traditional country, as well as songs from Don
Gibson, John Hiatt, Leon Russell and Jerry Garcia.
the first release from the album, the remake of Hank Williams' classic
"Hey, Good Lookin'," (sung collectively by Black, Chesney,
Jackson, Keith and Strait) claiming a spot in the top ten of country
radio in the same week it was released, this is clearly an indication
that returning to your roots, especially with talented friends in tow,
is a very good thing.
album is the perfect marriage of puka and peanut shells and whether you
choose to listen to it in a tiki hut on a beach, in your local honky
tonk bar, or just driving in your car, it doesn't matter, this is an
"enjoy it where ever you are" compilation of music.
Buffett came to record this album is also an interesting story. He had
started his career in
more than thirty years ago and when
his country music career failed to take hold, as we all know, he and his
music went elsewhere. A few years ago, a really good friend pointed out
that a few up and coming country artists displayed a passion for the now
infamous "Buffett lifestyle." Intrigued, he began seriously
listening to country music again and then decided that the time was
right to give the genre another try.
says that his only intent was to "fire a shot across the bow of
country radio but thanks to Alan Jackson, we seemed to have missed the
bow and dropped a 500 pound gorilla on the play lists with 'Five O'clock
is an accurate analogy and License To Chill is an appropriate
encore. Who knows, it just might bring some long over-due recognition to
a very talented
songwriter who finally figured out
that to get your foot in the proverbial
door, you only have to prop it open
with a few shells and some beach sand.
Rating: BUY IT!
Buffett - License To Chill
1. Hey Good Lookin' (with Clint Black, Kenny Chesney, Alan Jackson, Toby Keith and George Strait)
2. Boats To Build (with Alan Jackson)
3. License To Chill (with Kenny Chesney)
4. Coast Of Carolina
5. Piece Of Work (with Toby Keith)
6. Anything, Anytime, Anywhere
7. Trip Around The Sun (with Martina McBride)
|8. Simply Complicated
9. Coastal Confessions
10. Sea Of Heartbreak (with George Strait)
11. Conky Tonkin' (with Clint Black)
12. Playin' The Loser Again (with Bill Withers)
13. Window On The World
14. Someone I Used To Love (with Nanci Griffith)
15. Scarlet Begonias
16. Back To The Island
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