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Barometer Soup by Jimmy Buffett
Released: Aug 1995
Label: Geffen
Musically, Barometer Soup covers much of the same territory as other, better known albums by Jimmy Buffett. Yes, the steel drums, tropical motifs and island melodies are all present and accounted for. Many of these songs were inspired during a reading frenzy (Mark Twain and Ernest Hemingway, among others), so it comes as no surprise that Barometer Soup includes some of Buffett's strongest '90s-era storytelling songs. Highlights include "Diamond as Big as the Ritz," "Barometer Soup," "Barefoot Children" and the smokin' cover of James Taylor's "Mexico."
Linda Ryan
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