Jimmy Buffett

Live in Hawaii

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The double-disc Live in Hawaii is part of Mailboat's series of live releases documenting Jimmy Buffett's 2003/2004 tour. These, to put it mildly, are not deluxe releases -- there are no liner notes and on the cover there's the same photo of Buffett that's on all the other Mailboat releases, only this time a lei is Photoshopped around his neck -- but for the Parrothead who absolutely needs live discs of a lot, but not all, of Buffett's latter-day work (since a lot, but not all, of the shows were released on disc), that probably doesn't matter, since having documents of individual shows matters more than either the packaging or music itself. The music itself is fine, as it goes, but apart from a couple of cuts with Henry Kapono, a "Why Don't We Get Drunk" on ukuleles, and a version of "Quiet Village" with that tune's author, Martin Denny, there's nothing in the set lists or performances that distinguishes it from any of the other Mailboat releases, or any of the other live albums in his catalog, but that still might be enough for the Parrotheads.

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