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Jimmy Buffett performing on NBC's "Today" at Rockefeller Plaza on July 29, 2016 in New York City. The late singer's final album is due out November 3, 2023. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

This will be music to the ears of Parrot Heads everywhere. One more album of new material from the late Jimmy Buffett is coming this fall. According to Deadline, the 14-track collection entitled Equal Strain on All Parts will be out November 3rd.

After giving the world multiple decades-worth of beloved songs and creating an entire subculture, Jimmy Buffett died on September 1, 2023 of Merkel cell carcinoma, a type of skin cancer. He was 76.

The posthumously-released album will be Buffett’s first since 2020’s Life on the Flip Side, and includes some compelling collaborations. Among the new recordings is a cover of Bob Dylan’s “Mozambique,” with Emmylou Harris. Incidentally, she also sang on the 1976 original.

New Orleans’ iconic Preservation Hall Jazz Band is featured on “University of Bourbon Street.” Jimmy Buffett had a deep love for all things New Orleans and even lived there after graduating from the University of Southern Mississippi in 1969.

Jimmy’s longtime pal, Paul McCartney, plays bass on “My Gummie Just Kicked In.” Sir Paul posted a touching tribute to his late friend following his passing, calling Buffett “one of the kindest and most generous people.

Three of Jimmy Buffett’s new songs are available for you to hear below. Here’s the full track list from Equal Strain on All Parts:

  1. University of Bourbon Street (feat. Preservation Hall Jazz Band)
  2. Bubbles Up
  3. Audience of One
  4. My Gummie Just Kicked In
  5. Close Calls
  6. Equal Strain On All Parts
  7. Like My Dog
  8. Ti Punch Café (feat. Angelique Kidjo)
  9. Portugal or PEI (feat. Lennie Gallant, Will Kimbrough)
  10. Nobody Works On Friday
  11. Fish Porn
  12. Johnny’s Rhum
  13. Columbus
  14. Mozambique (feat. Emmylou Harris)

Preview: Jimmy Buffett – Equal Strain On All Parts

  • Jimmy Buffett - My Gummie Just Kicked In

    Paul McCartney plays bass on this raucous track. The humor-laden lyrics of “My Gummie Just Kicked In” are pure Buffett. Do you think Jimmy and Paul partook of the subject matter during the recording session?

  • Jimmy Buffett - Like My Dog

    This tune immediately evokes the laid-back island life with its swaying rhythm and steel drums. Jimmy Buffett had many dogs over the years. “Like My Dog” makes it clear how he felt about them.

  • Jimmy Buffett - Bubbles Up

    The title of this wistful song is actually a scuba diving term used to train people underwater. As Paul McCartney put it, Jimmy Buffett had turned that phrase into a metaphor for life: “When you’re confused and don’t know where you are just follow the bubbles – they’ll take you up to the surface and straighten you out right away.”

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