Recall's 2005 release Now Yer Squawkin' is a double-disc set containing Jimmy Buffett's first two albums, Down to Earth and High Cumberland Jubilee, both recorded in 1972 even if the latter wasn't released until 1976. While these are not among his most popular albums, they are among his most endearing, since the soft country-rock of these two LPs not only captures the hippie vibes of the early '70s, these LPs are warm, tuneful, and relaxed in a way that Buffett would never be again; these are Jimmy Buffett records for country-rock fans who believe they don't like Buffett. Yes, they may not be among his most popular work, but since they were recorded for an indie label, they are among his most widely circulated, being reissued in various forms in the years after Buffett turned into a star. While Recall's collection is good, containing the two unabridged albums split over the course of two CDs, and has a good set of liner notes, some listeners may prefer Collectables' 2005 two-fer of these two LPs, since both records are packaged on a single CD (albeit without the liner notes).
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AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Track Listing - Disc 1
Track Listing - Disc 2