Waits' first seven albums on Asylum have been remastered and will be re-released via Anti-Records. Released in 1980, heartattack and vine was waits' final album on elektra Asylum and it built on the raw blues approach of Blue Valentine with the incendiary title track, the funky, organ driven "Downtown" and the stomping NOLA blues of "Mr.
Heartattack & Vine #ad - Vinyl LP pressing. On the nickle" is a moving song about the homeless people who lived on 5th street in downtown LA, and "Ruby's Arms" is a beautiful song with a lovely Bach-like melody.
Blue ValentineEPITAPH #ad - Trading the piano for the guitar, the singer/songwriter is getting rawer and bluesier and the title track is a great example of this. Waits is in transition here, so you also get a stunning orchestrated rendition of Gershwin's "Somewhere, " and the beautiful piano ballad, "Kentucky Ave. But you also get the juke joint swagger of "Romeo Is Bleeding" and "Whistlin Past the Graveyard.
This is also the record that contains one of Waits' most popular songs ever, "Christmas Card from A Hooker in Minneapolis. Shrink-wrapped. 1978's blue valentine is a big departure from earlier Waits albums. Vinyl LP pressing. Decades and several musical evolutions later, Waits' Asylum years still hold a special place in the hearts of many fans.
Blue Valentine #ad - After signing with asylum records in the early 1970s, Tom Waits recorded a series of acclaimed albums whose noir tales about the after-midnight underworld transformed the seedy into the sublime in songs laced with both dark humor and profound longing. Waits' first seven albums on Asylum have been remastered and will be re-released via Anti-Records.
Small ChangeEPITAPH #ad - Classic jazz, tin pan alley, and Stephen Foster filtered through Tom's unique worldview and lyrical genius. Recorded with a live orchestra and featuring jazz legend Shelly Manne on drums, Small Change stands as one of Tom Waits' most popular recordings. Heartbreaking, " "i wish i was in new orleans, songs like "step right up, hilarious and always vivid, " "Tom Traubert's Blues, " "The Piano Has Been Drinking" and "Invitation to the Blues" are all classics that have influenced generations of songwriters since.
After signing with asylum records in the early 1970s, Tom Waits recorded a series of acclaimed albums whose noir tales about the after-midnight underworld transformed the seedy into the sublime in songs laced with both dark humor and profound longing. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. Decades and several musical evolutions later, Waits' Asylum years still hold a special place in the hearts of many fans.
Small Change #ad - Vinyl LP pressing. 1976's small change is a masterpiece that contains some of Waits' best early work. Waits' first seven albums on Asylum have been remastered and will be re-released via Anti-Records.
Foreign AffairsEPITAPH #ad - Shrink-wrapped. 1977's foreign affairs takes the jazz and poetry that Waits explored on his earlier albums in a more cinematic direction, foreshadowing his own breakthrough work in the '80s. Foreign affairs also features the jazzy, colorful "Jack and Neil" and the sweeping, dramatic "Potters Field" as well as the classic ballads "Burma Shave" and "Sight for Sore Eyes.
Shrink-wrapped. Opening with the instrumental "cinny's waltz" and featuring some new standards like "Muriel" and "I Never Talk To Strangers, " his dramatic duet with Bette Midler, the album gets into some of Waits' most ambitious storytelling ever. Remastered vinyl LP pressing. Shrink-wrapped.
The Heart Of Saturday NightANTI #ad - Shrink-wrapped. The heart of saturday night is the second studio album by singer and songwriter Tom Waits, originally released in 1974. It is an illustration featuring a tired tom waits has built up a distinctive musical persona with his trademark growl, his incorporation of pre-rock music styles such as blues, jazz, and vaudeville, and experimental tendencies verging on industrial music.
The album cover is based on In the Wee Small Hours by Frank Sinatra. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. Waits' lyrics frequently present atmospheric portraits of grotesque, often seedy characters and places, although he has also shown a penchant for more conventional ballads. The title song was written as a tribute to Jack Kerouac.
The Heart Of Saturday Night #ad - Limited 180gm vinyl LP pressing. He has a cult following and has influenced subsequent songwriters despite having little radio or music video support. Shrink-wrapped.
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BawlersEPITAPH #ad - Shrink-wrapped. Bawlers, on the surface, is every bit as soothing as Brawlers is abrasive. More than any other disc, bawlers is proof that Waits can pull these kind of nightclub-act songs out of his derby hat at will, able to channel the archetypal piano-man character with minimal effort. But for all the gentle piano and brass embellishments, inhabiting the bittersweet, the mood is far from serene, sentimental borderline between a bender and hangover.
Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. Given that this sound goes back to waits' earliest days, and intimate "world keeps turning" to show-stoppingly anthemic "Never Let Go", yet it holds together with a late-night woozy consistency while veering from AM-radio jazz "You Can Never Hold Back Spring" to folk "Widow's Grove", the timeframe is wider here than elsewhere in the set, "Down There By the Train".
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MULE VARIATIONS VinylANTI 28930175 #ad - Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. It was waits's first studio album since The Black Rider 1993. Other promotional stops included a solo performance on VH1 Storytellers. Tom waits- Mule Variations. Shrink-wrapped. The album was backed by an extensive tour in Europe and North America during the summer and autumn of 1999, which was Waits's first proper tour since 1987.
It also sold more than 500, 000 copies world wide. Shrink-wrapped. Mule variations is the twelfth studio album by American musician Tom Waits, released on April 16, 1999 on the ANTI- label. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. In 2003, the album was ranked number 416 on Rolling Stone's list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
MULE VARIATIONS Vinyl #ad - . It won a grammy award for best contemporary Folk Album and was nominated for Best Male Rock Performance for the track "Hold On".
Nighthawks At The Diner remasteredEPITAPH #ad - Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. Tom waits - nighthawks at the diner remastered recorded in front of a live audience at the record Plant recording studio in Los Angeles in 1975, Nighthawks at the Diner debuts some of Waits' greatest classics like "Warm Beer, Cold Women" and "Eggs and Sausage" with a crack Jazz ensemble backing him up and some of the greatest stage patter ever committed to record.
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Closing TimeANTI #ad - Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. Waits performs enduring classics of his career such as Ol' 55 covered by the Eagles, the heartbreaking "Martha" and the gentle acoustic folk of "I Hope I Don't Fall In Love With You". Tom waits- Mule Variations. Shrink-wrapped. Produced and arranged by former lovin' Spoonful member Jerry Yester, Closing Time was the first of seven of Waits' major releases by Asylum.
Limited 180gm vinyl LP pressing. The album is noted for being predominantly folk influenced although Waits intended for Closing Time to be "a jazz, piano-led album. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. Digitally remastered edition. Closing time is the debut record by tom Waits and it foreshadows the distinctly lyrical storytelling and original blending of jazz, blues and folk styles that would come to be associated with the artist.
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BrawlersEPITAPH #ad - Tom waits- Mule Variations. Shrink-wrapped. Tom waits- Brawlers Remastered. It's also the disc that flirts most dangerously with cliché, jailhouses, filled as it is with his well-trod inventory of Americana underbelly images: trains, barrooms, etc. Shrink-wrapped. However, the secret of waits' act is how well he deploys these should-be-tired cultural touchstones; at the very least, he sounds more comfortable in the role of a boxcar-hopper than he does reciting the ripped-from-the-headlines Middle East folk song "Road to Peace".
Certainly it helps that he continues to buck the aging rocker career trend of increasing cleanliness, wrapping these songs in dirt-grit production that keeps the Big Bopper warble of "Lie to Me" or the garage 12-bar Ramones cover "The Return of Jackie and Judy" from sounding like a House of Blues exhibit.
Brawlers #ad - Brawlers presents probably the best-known of Tom Waits' personalities, found percussion, filled as it is with vocal cord damage, old-timey arrangements, and cartoon-buzz lead guitar. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. Tom waits- Closing Time. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped.