Additional Album Artwork:
Back Cover
Inner Sleeve
Inner Sleeve
Inner Sleeve

Chart Peak:

  • #2 – Billboard Country Chart
  • #12 – Billboard Pop Chart
Changes In Latitudes, Changes In Attitudes

Release Date:

February 8, 1977


ABC Dunhill Records

Track List
1. Changes In Latitudes, Changes In Attitudes 3:17
2. Wonder Why We Ever Go Home 3:51
3. Banana Republics 5:12
4. Tampico Trauma 4:37
5. Lovely Cruise 3:55
6. Margaritaville 4:10
7. In The Shelter 4:02
8. Miss You So Badly 3:42
9. Biloxi 5:40
10. Landfall 3:17

Jimmy’s Note

This album is dedicated to The Coral Reefer Band. Boys it’s been a long time comin. – Popps

I would like to thank Mike Wheeler, Phil Massey, Rick Holcomb, Clint Gilbert & Steve Vaughn who take care of the Day-to-Day work which enables us to work with ease. Cindy Johnson and Jeri Jenkins of Home at last in Miami for Food & Shelter. Don Light & Herb Belkin; Frank Mulvey for a great cover design. Stan Goldsten, and the people at Mauua. And to everyone who enjoys listening to my music as much as I enjoy playing it. I guess that covers it till next time.

– Jimmy Buffett aboard the Eudaurm. Coconut Grove, Florida. December 20th, 1976

Contributing Artists

  • Jimmy Buffett – Vocals and acoustic guitar
  • Greg “Fingers” Taylor – Harmonica and one line in “Lovely Cruise”
  • Michael Utley – Organ, piano
  • Harry Dailey – Bass, vocals
  • Kenneth “Barfullo” Buttrey – Congas, drums on “Landfall”, “Biloxi”, and “Margaritaville”
  • Michael Jeffry – Lead guitar, vocals
  • Roger Bartlett – Lead guitar on “In the Shelter”
  • Ferrel Morris – Percussion
  • Billy Puett – Recorder and flute on “Margaritaville”
  • David Bryant – Vocals

Album Notes

  • This album was by far the most popular album to date for Jimmy Buffett
  • Two singles were released that gave Jimmy his greatest chart success to date: Changes In Latitudes, Changes In Attitudes reached #11 on the Billboard Easy Listening chart and Margaritaville reached #1 on the Billboard Easy Listening chart, his only number one song until It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere with Alan Jackson in 2003