This album, along with "Son of a Son of a Sailor", are what secure Jimmy Buffett's place in my personal Hall of Fame for music. It's hard to decide which is best to me, but the songs on "Changes in Latitudes" make you feel like you're on a personal guided tour of the Caribbean with Buffett himself. Though I've liked many of his albums before ("A1A" comes to mind) and after ("Fruitcakes") these two back to back masterpieces really illustrate Buffett when he was in a groove that few writers have ever be..
Look, ask yourself how important the tune "Margaritaville" has been to Jimmy Buffett in terms of identifying him, branding him and flat out making him a multi-millionaire? It was huge, there's nothing to compare with it, save "Cheeseburger in Paradise," but that's on another album. Bottom line is that his brand is "Margaritaville," and it's been very good to Buffett.Thus, "Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes," marked the end of his classic period and was the transition album to the persona he was i..
Wonderful songs, lovely tunes and fabulous singing. There's the famous Buffett good-time party-at-the-beach feeling permeating the tracks, but the high energy comes from swaying, lyrical melodies, not noisy distortion. That's why everyone loves this album. There's "Margaritaville," which is a phenomenon unto itself, but that's just the start. Every track here draws you in with its sweet sounds, smooth rhythms and good times, all perfectly expressed in music. I have later albums by JB and I like them, b..