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Jimmy Buffett releasing "Buried Treasure," an album of rare demos from the late '60s, next month

Mailboat RecordsWhat's better than a cheeseburger in paradise? Well, if you're a Jimmy Buffet fan, how about a collection of long-lost acoustic tracks from the singer/songwriter's early years. On November 17, Buffett will release Buried Treasure, Volume One, the first installment in a series of recently rediscovered demos that he recorded during the late 1960s while he was working for Nashville producer Buzz Cason's publishing company.

As Buffett explains, "[W]e are calling this collection of songs and stories Buried Treasure…because they were literally buried in a closet in a recording studio in Nashville for decades. They were discovered by an old friend, Travis Turk, who actually recorded these tracks in Mobile, Alabama, in 1969, and more in Nashville in the years following, when we both wound up moving there."

In all, more than 125 songs were found on the tapes that were rediscovered. Volume One features 11 tracks, including a rendition of The Mamas and the Papas' classic "California Dreamin'."

Buried Treasure, Volume One is available as a standard CD packaged with a 28-page book, and a deluxe edition featuring a 40-page collector's book and a bonus DVD containing a 20-minute documentary focusing on the story behind the recordings.

You can pre-order the album now at

Here's the track list of Buried Treasure, Volume One:

"Don't Bring Me Candy"
"The Circle Is Small"
"Abandoned on Tuesday"
"I Can't Be Your Hero Today"
"Rickety Lane"
"The Wino Has Something to Say"
"California Dreamin'"
"The Gypsy"
"Hopelessly Gone"
"Simple Pleasures"
"Close the World at Five"

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