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Not To Be Used For Navigation

by Eileen Quinn

Smart and funny, the poster girl for the flotsam flotilla charts a course through waypoints shared by the nautically afflicted.
Genre: Pop: Quirky
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Working On My Boat
3:10 $0.99
2. A Sailor's Daughter
5:40 $0.99
3. What Does It Take?
3:21 $0.99
4. The Perfect Sailor
3:23 $0.99
5. Heartbeat
4:46 $0.99
6. Drunken Sailor
3:30 $0.99
7. Dirt Dweller
3:47 $0.99
8. Company's Coming
4:09 $0.99
9. He Don't Love Me (Like He Loves His Boat)
3:15 $0.99
10. Power
3:27 $0.99
11. Ask Me
3:53 $0.99
12. Friends
4:22 $0.99
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Album Notes
Music carries across the water. Especially Eileen Quinn's music. The poster girl for the flotsam flotilla has just released Not To Be Used For Navigation, her fourth CD of bluewater music.

Boaters have come to expect Quinn to give voice to the humor and insight they experience out on the water and, once again, she rises to the occasion like a spring tide. Not To Be Used For Navigation charts a course through waypoints shared by the nautically afflicted.

Quinn is a smart and funny songwriter with an uncanny knack for capturing the spirit of the cruising life in words and music. She makes us laugh and she makes us think. Her quirky perspective demonstrates the irreversible effects of nine years of full time bluewater cruising on a thirty six foot sailboat.

Not To Be Used For Navigation is an exuberant CD ballasted with moments of reflection. In "Working On My Boat" Quinn sings about the love/hate relationship we have with our boats. "A Sailor's Daughter" tries to reconcile the cruising dream with family responsibilities. "What Does It Take" pokes fun at the icons and achievements that the sailing magazines consider newsworthy. "The Perfect Sailor" is about the guy on your dock who knows it all. "Heartbeat" tackles the issue of whether or not you can ever really go home again from a cruiser's perspective. "Drunken Sailor" shows how cheap booze mixed with an unstructured life serve up a risky cocktail for some cruisers. "Dirt Dweller" is a tale of doomed love between a landlubber and a sailor. In "Company's Coming" we love to see them coming almost as much as we love to see them going. "He Don't Love Me (Like He Loves His Boat)" laments the unfair competition between glass reinforced plastic and flesh 'n blood. "Power" is a rock anthem for your boat's electrical system. "Ask Me" celebrates a chance meeting and the possibility of a romance at sea. "Friends" is about what we've really got to show for all these years afloat.

The twelve songs on the CD range in musical style from modern folk to Motown pop to Patsy Cline lament to swinging blues to rock anthem.



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jack evans

hits home
Her music keeps getting better. She's the "been there,done that" girl of the sailing crowd.


good stuff....every sailor will love it!
Another great bunch of songs from Eileen. I'll confess I liked the first 3 c/d's better but that's probably only because I know those songs so well already and these are still new to me.

Every sailor needs all of Eileen's music aboard!

Shirley Burtnett SV Dawn Treader

Required Music for Cruising Sailboats!
Another great witty collection from Eileen, all her CDs should be required listening before cruising. If it doesn't scare you away, then get out here and join us for all the fun and adventure! Eileen didn't get her inspiration sitting at a dock!

Brian FORD

How does she do it?!
Just when I thought all the subjects had been covered, Eileen puts out another CD full of great topics! And we know exactly what she's singing about! Pertinent subjects, put in poetry, original scores, related in her great voice. Just can't get enough of this humor in the sailing lifestyle.

Ellen Sanpere

I laughed, I cried - she's done it again!
When I wonder what the heck I'm doing returning to the U.S., I have only to check the mail and find the newest Quinn CD. This one provides another glimpse of the life cruisers really live - not just the one our friends think we do. Eileen has come to many of the same conclusions I have about it with her usual insight and wit. Bravo, Eileen! Hope to see you out there soon.

Charles R

I enjoyed the CD enough to come back to write this review
I enjoyed the CD enough to come back to write this review

Joe Carl

This Captain can relate to "Workin' on My Boat"
I heard some of these songs at the Annapolis Sailboat Show this year (2003), and now I'm hooked.


It is just as good as the others and will be played with great pleasure
This CD is great, the songs are good fun and we so enjoy Eileen's views on the cruising life.
Thanks for sending it to me so quickly - a most efficient service.

Fran Diebler, s/v GRENDEL

Eileen Quinn does for the cruising life what the Beach Boys did for sunning and
The "Quinntessential" account of the cruising life done with humor, pathos, and most of all first hand knowledge.

Eileen Quinn captures the heart and soul of the cruising life. The lyrics capture the hopes, disappointments, joys and most of all the dreams of cruising life whether realized in life or still dreaming.

Barbara Molin

I always cry when listening to Friends and laugh at He Don't Love Me...
...no matter how many times I listen to the CD. All of the songs touch my heart and stay there for several days after.

I first heard Eileen in George Town in the Bahamas and at that time was cruising on such a thin shoestring that I couldn't afford to buy any of her CDs and I didn't think a CD could capture the emotion of those evenings on Volleyball Beach.

It does. Now, two years later it reminds me of the wonderful times and the friendships I made there and makes me long for more of that special life.

Wherever you are Eileen and Dave, thank you, and may your seas be always gentle.

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