Jimmy Buffett is releasing a unique collection of acoustic songs that he wrote and recorded in the early days of his career in an album aptly titled Buried Treasure.

A few years ago, when legendary Nashville producer Buzz Cason sold his recording studio, there was some cleaning up to do. That is when Jimmy learned that they had found a sizeable collection of 1⁄4-inch tapes that were the original demos of songs Jimmy had written and recorded for Buzz when he was writing for his publishing company in the late ’60s. It turned out that there were more than 125 songs in that pile of tape boxes. In addition to the song demos, they also found the first recordings Travis Turk had engineered in Mobile, Alabama and that is where the whole story of Buried Treasure begins.

Radio Margaritaville (Ch. 24), SiriusXM’s Jimmy Buffett channel, will debut the entire Buried Treasure album, including Jimmy’s narration on each and every song! 

Hear the special Wednesday, 11/15 at 9 am, Noon, 5pm & 8 pm ET; Thursday, 11/16 at 7 am, 11 am, 3 pm & 9 pm ET; Friday, 11/17 at 10 am, 2 pm, 4 pm & Midnight ET; Saturday, 11/18 at 8 am & 6 pm ET; and Sunday 11/19 at 9 am & 1 pm ET.

“There is a reason we are calling this collection of songs and stories Buried Treasure,” Buffett said, “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. Travis eventually produced the first two albums I recorded in Nashville, as well. When we first found the tapes of Buried Treasure, I didn’t know that it would turn out to be such a unique situation where I’d actually get to honor and introduce the people who started me out.”

Buried Treasure, due out Nov. 17, contains 11 acoustic tracks and song-by-song narration by Jimmy Buffett. The Standard version contains a 28-page book. The Deluxe version is a 40-page collector’s book with never before seen photos, which holds the CD and a bonus 20-minute documentary DVD: The Story Behind Buried Treasure.

Click here to pre-order. 

Also, listen to Radio Margaritaville (Ch. 24) and On Broadway (Ch. 72) throughout the month for an exclusive preview of the song One Particular Harbour from Escape To Margaritaville, the new musical comedy featuring original songs and Jimmy Buffett classics that is coming to Broadway next year.  For more information, click here.

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