Jimmy Buffett's Estate Announces Posthumous Album 'Equal Strain on All Parts,' Shares Three Songs

It features collaborations with Paul McCartney, Emmylou Harris, Angelique Kidjo and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band

BY Megan LaPierrePublished Sep 8, 2023

Dock rock legend Jimmy Buffett passed away at age 76 from skin cancer just last week — but before his death, he had finished work on a new album. His estate has revealed plans to release the LP posthumously, and three songs have already been shared: "My Gummie Just Kicked In," "Bubbles Up" and "Like My Dog."

Named for the way his grandfather would describe a good nap, Equal Strain on All Parts is due November 3 on Mailboat Records. It follows the pair of records Buffett released in 2020, Life on the Flip Side and Songs You Don't Know by Heart.

The posthumous release features guest contributions from Paul McCartney, Emmylou Harris, Angelique Kidjo and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. McCartney plays bass on the silly rocker "My Gummie Just Kicked In," which Buffett was apparently inspired to write by the former Beatle's wife's explanation for why she lost her balance standing up from the table at a dinner party.

"I told him that not only was the song great but the vocal was probably the best I've heard him sing ever," McCartney added in a press release of the warmhearted ballad "Bubbles Up." Meanwhile, the reggae-influenced "Like My Dog" sees Buffett sing about a woman who tells him she wants him to love him like her dog does.

Listen to all three songs below, and keep scrolling to see the full Equal Strain on All Parts tracklist.

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. Portugul 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)

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