By remember the king
All of his songs have meaning. Carnival is based on a true story of a man who gives up his hum drum life and lives his dream in paradise. Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Bruno Mars songs are based on a joke. This is music and what a musical should be. Great stuff. Keep it Reefer y'all! Jimmy for Pres.
By Jimmy Alta Vista
This is the soundtrack to the musical of Herman Woulk's novel which is an outstanding book. Read the book preferably on a beach and the music will make more sense. You won't be disappointed.
This is well off the beaten path for Jimmy Buffet. While other albums offer songs that can be taken individually, this album is very much a song cycle tuned the the classic story by Herman Wouk. Don't try to understand this effort in the context of other albums from Buffet. Read "Don't Stop the Carnival" and then listen to this album. It will then be a classic. I am a card-carrying parrothead and I love this album. But, it is not the usual concert fare. Be prepared to put some listening effort into it.
Garbage, not classic JB
I have all of the other Buffet Albums and love them. This is horrible. It is some sort of attempt at a play, sounds like a really really really bad bad attempt at Andrew Loyd Webber (Sorry Andrew Loyd Webber, I do like your music).
I hate this!!!!!!!!!!