|Live in Auburn|
|Live album by Jimmy Buffett|
|Released||4 November 2003|
|Recorded||White River Amphitheatre, Auburn, Washington (16 September 2003)|
|Genre||Rock/country/gulf and western|
2100 (U.S., 2 CDs)
Live in Auburn is a live album by American singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett and is one of number of Jimmy Buffett sound board live albums recorded directly from the mixing console without further editing thus resembling bootleg recordings.
The album was recorded at White River Amphitheatre in Auburn, Washington on 16 September 2003, on Buffett's Tiki Time Tour. It was released in November 2003 on two compact discs on Mailboat. It was produced by Michael Utley, a member of Buffett's Coral Reefer Band.
The album includes all of the songs in Buffett's "Big 8" songs that he nearly always performs in concert. Due to the location and timing of the concert, Buffett performed several related songs including: the only performance ever of "I Still Miss Someone", dedicated to Johnny Cash who died two days earlier; the first performance and only tour appearance of "The Wind Cries Mary", decicated to Jimi Hendrix who lived in Washington. Buffett also mentions that "In The Shelter" was written about a girl from Spokane.
Buffett mentions that "Burn That Bridge" is off of Riddles in the Sand (1984), to which Michael Utley replies, "That's right!" Buffett has been known to do a terrific job of playing a variety of all kinds of songs from his catalog whether is be new, old, hits or obscure songs. However, he has been known to do a bad job at keeping track of which songs appear on which albums, which explains why Utley was impressed. Interestingly, the following song in the setlist, "Knees Of My Heart", is also on Riddles in the Sand. Also, "Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes" and "Tampico Trauma" both appear back-to-back in the setlist and also appear on Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes (1977), and "Volcano" and "Fins" both appear back-to-back in the setlist and are the first two tracks on Volcano (1979) (but in reversed order). These are assumed to be a coincidence, but still interesting nevertheless.
While not part of "The Big 8", "Brown Eyed Girl" and "Southern Cross" are almost always played in concert. The two songs were most likely dropped from numerous shows during the 2003 Tour due to several other covers being performed, such as: Johnny Clegg's "Great Heart", James Taylor's "Mexico", Don Tiki's "The Natives Are Restless", John Hiatt's "The Tiki Bar is Open", Fred Neil's "Everybody's Talkin'" and Coral Reefer Mac McAnally's "It's My Job". Also, several other covers that didn't make this setlist were also performed at other shows during the tour: Hank Cochran's "She's Got You", Mac McAnally's "The City", "It's a Crazy World" and "Back Where I Come From", Beach Boy's "Sail On Sailor", Steve Goodman's "This Hotel Room", Bruce Cockburn's "Pacing the Cage" and "Anything, Anytime, Anywhere", Frankie Ford's "Sea Cruise", Leon Russell's "Back to the Island", Jesse Winchester's "Defying Gravity", Sam Cooke's "Another Saturday Night", Les Baxter & Mel Leven's "Quiet Village", The Grateful Dead's "Scarlet Begonias", John B. Sebastian's "Stories We Could Tell" and Crowded House's "Weather With You".
Buffett also performed what is the first official live release of "I Don't Know (Spicoli's Them)", a song Buffett wrote and recorded for the film Fast Times at Ridgemont High, which he mistakes as being its first performance ever, however it was actually performed at least four times before (three times during his 1982 Tour, and once during his Havana Daydreamin' Tour (1997)).
Live In Auburn hit #27 on the Independent Albums chart.
Instead of track listings on the back of the case, Live in Auburn, WA, Live In Las Vegas, NV, Live In Manfield, MA and Live In Cincinnati, OH all came with Jimmy's handwritten setlist. Because Buffett changes setlists from show-to-show to please die-hard parrotheads and/or fit well with the locals (see "The Wind Cries Mary" in the Songs section of this article), there are a few significant differences between what appears on the setlist included in the CD, and what's actually on the CD.
Notable changes from the Live In Auburn, WA handwritten setlist to the actual performance:
The Coral Reefer Band: