Jimmy Buffett Collaborates with Emmylou Harris on a Rendition of Bob Dylan’s ‘Mozambique’ for His Latest Posthumous Album

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Dylan’s 1976 rendition, with Harris providing backing vocals, coincided with the nation of Mozambique’s attainment of independence from Portugal.

While Jimmy Buffett may have completed many trips around the sun, he isn’t finished sharing his music.

In September, Buffett’s estate revealed the impending release of the late singer-songwriter’s ultimate album, “Equal Strain on All Parts,” and also unveiled three new songs: “Bubbles Up,” “Like My Dog,” and “My Gummie Just Kicked In,” which includes Paul McCartney on bass.

This past Friday, the estate released two more tracks, one of which is a cover of Bob Dylan’s 1976 single “Mozambique,” featuring Emmylou Harris. The song’s lighthearted vibe is complemented by acoustic guitar and drums.

Dylan’s rendition, which included Harris on backing vocals, came out following Mozambique’s successful struggle for independence from Portugal. However, the song itself maintained a carefree and lighthearted theme, rather than delving into matters of colonization.

With the unveiling of Buffett’s interpretation of “Mozambique,” the estate additionally released a video featuring behind-the-scenes clips of the recording process. The footage showcased the 76-year-old “Margaritaville” artist and the “Spanish Dancer” musician, offering glimpses of Buffett holding his surfboard by the ocean while wearing a wetsuit.

In addition to “Mozambique,” the estate also released the song “University of Bourbon Street,” featuring the Preservation Hall Jazz Band on Friday.

On September 1, Jimmy Buffett passed away at the age of 76 due to Merkel cell carcinoma. A statement posted on his social media and website conveyed the sad news: “Jimmy passed away peacefully on the night of September 1st surrounded by his family, friends, music, and dogs. He lived his life like a song until the very last breath and will be missed beyond measure by so many.”

In May, Buffett had to reschedule a concert when he was hospitalized in Boston due to “some issues that needed immediate attention,” as he informed his fans through a statement posted on X (formerly Twitter).

“Growing old is not for the faint of heart, I can assure you,” he remarked. “I also assure you that as soon as I’m well enough to perform, that’s precisely what I’ll be doing in the land of She-Crab soup. You all make my life more meaningful and fulfilling than I could have ever imagined as a sun-kissed young boy sitting on the shores of the Gulf of Mexico.”

Buffett’s album “Equal Strain on All Parts” is set for release on November 3 via Mailboat Records and Sun Records. It includes additional collaborations with artists such as Angelique Kidjo, Lennie Gallant, Will Kimbrough, and more.