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Tom Waits
Closing Time

This is Tom Waits debut album. It is much more, shall we say, normal than his later crazy but brilliant albums. Straight forward songs, but what brilliant songs they are. You can picture him sitting at a piano in an empty bar singing his heart out to these. "Ol '55" was covered by the Eagles, make of that what you...view item »

Tom Waits
The Heart Of Saturday Night

The second Tom Waits album is still in relatively earnest singer-songwriter territory, but with an extra injection of jazz into the mix. It’s the work of an artist still trying to define his identity, but coming out with plenty of impressive songs in the meantime. Diamonds On My Windshield wears the beatnik influence on it...view item »

Tom Waits
Swordfishtrombones

After spending the first decade of his career partially in the realm of normalcy, 1983's Swordfishtrombones, features think-throated singer/songwriter, Tom Waits, engineering a style that has to be experienced to be believed. Acid rock-ish twinkling, vaporous blues riffs, Captain Beefheart-style wackiness and sounds that could have only come fro...view item »

Tom Waits
Nighthawks At The Diner

Waits’ third album is arguably the pinnacle of his early beatnik barfly persona. Taking a different approach to his more mannered previous albums, the 1975 LP was recorded live in a pseudo small club setup. It’s jazzy and deceptively loose and boozy, though Tom knows exactly what he’s doing, whether delivering jokey banter or v...view item »

Tom Waits
Brawlers

In 2006 the living legend that is Tom Waits released a 56 song triple album named Brawlers, Bawlers and Bastards, featuring all manner of goodies. Now, for the first time, the three albums are being released as separate units! Brawlers is of course the fightiest set of the three, being full of blues and bar son...view item »

Tom Waits
Bawlers

In 2006 the living legend that is Tom Waits released a 56 song triple album named Brawlers, Bawlers and Bastards, featuring all manner of goodies. Now, for the first time, the three albums are being released as separate units! Bawlers is immersed in Celtic folk and American country, exploring stracks of territo...view item »

Tom Waits
Bastards

In 2006 the living legend that is Tom Waits released a 56 song triple album named Brawlers, Bawlers and Bastards, featuring all manner of new and rare materials. Now, for the first time, the three albums are being released as separate units! Bastards is the most experimental of the three sets, with Wait...view item »

Tom Waits
Small Change

Small Change was a significant leap forward in Waits’ career, a varied batch of songs that  balance humour and pathos and are full of character. It opens with the mournful classic Tom Traubert's Blues. Then there’s the burlesque romps Pasties and a G-String and Step Right Up, the painfully hilarious The Piano Has Been Drinking (...view item »

Tom Waits
Blue Valentine

This 1978 release is a real mixed bag that displays the contrasting extremes of Waits’ muse at the time. The album is bookended by a widescreen orchestral version of Bernstein’s standard Somewhere, and the smoky jazz guitar of the understated title track. In between there’s the tragicomic Christmas Card from a Hooker in Minneap...view item »

Tom Waits
Foreign Affairs

1977’s Foreign Affairs is Tom Waits at his most big budget and nostalgically cinematic. The filmic feel is exemplified by the forties style epic Potter’s Field and Bette Midler duet I Never Talk to Strangers. It's heavily string and brass laden when the singer’s not mostly alone at the piano, a...view item »

Tom Waits
Heartattack And Vine

Waits’ sixth album was his last non-soundtrack work before his reinvention on Swordfishtombones, but it’s already a shade less polished than his previous few outings.  Standouts include the raw blues of the title track, later adopted by Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, and future Springsteen hit Jer...view item »

Tom Waits
Blood Money

Blood Money was Tom Waits 2002 album which featured songs written for the play Woyzeck. It was originally released simultaneously with the album Alice, another album with songs written for a play. Blood Money contains some of Waits best melodies but as always they come from the dark underbelly of existence.&nbs...view item »

Tom Waits
Alice

This is a great late-night-drinking-alone-in-the-dark album, with varied soundscapes and incredible poignancy. The production is textured and focused. Waits' voice alternates between sensitive and gruff - he shows off his amazing singing powers, sometimes even sounding like his earliest stuff. The album may be a difficult listen for someone who ...view item »

Tom Waits
Live At Ivanhoe Theater, Chicago, IL – November 21st, 1976

The great Tom Waits in concert back in 1976 when he was touring to promote his third album, Small Change. Complete with drunken mayhem, growliness, abject misery, off-beat lyrics and everything else you'd expect from Tom Waits! Lovely clear vinyl album, strictly limited to 500 copies. You know you want it. ...view item »
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Tom Waits
The Early Years Vol. 1

There's a closeness between singer and listener on here that often seemed, for me, to be missing from some of Waits' later recordings. The variety of musical approaches is similar to his more recent recordings, but the styles are less extreme: some roots-folk, some quiet electric blues, some loungy jazz. This disc seems more the work of a strugg...view item »
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Tom Waits
The Early Years Vol. 2

These are mostly demo songs, some of which were never released, from Wait's early years (no kidding). Some of the songs on here, such as "I Hope I Don't Fall In Love With You" and "Ol' 55", would go on to become classics. Some of these songs are actually better than the versions that were put on the albums, especially "Shiver Me Timbers," here t...view item »
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Tom Waits
Bad As Me

Bad As Me by Tom Waits was his seventeenth album and was released in 2011. It was lauded by critics and fans alike. It brings together all the styles Waits has used throughout his career, from his early, more straight-forward songwriting to his later avant-garde approach. It also features a wide range of guest musicians from ...view item »

Tom Waits
Franks Wild Years

Without a doubt, there's a pervading sense of gloom overriding this album but every song is a gem if you take the time to dust it off. From the drunken "RAWHIDE" trappings of "Yesterday Is Here" to the delirious Film Noir of "Telephone Call From Istanbul" , this album is a virtual mugshot of Waits at his height of his powers. If anyone could wri...view item »
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Tom Waits
Glitter and Doom Live

This is Tom Waits' third live album since his arrival on the music scene in 1973. His first two, Nighthawks at the Diner, a live album of new material, and Big Time were both brilliant retrospectives of his evolution and Glitter and Doom is no different; pulling the majority of the material for this album from his work in the 2000s. As if his so...view item »
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Tom Waits
Real Gone

Tom Waits, as usual, has produced another classic. It should be noted, however, that "Real Gone" is a really gritty, avant-garde effort. The sonic texture of the album is akin to some of the tunes on "Bone Machine" with a tinge of the sweaty grit of the more raucous parts of "Mule Variations" (e.g., the texture found on the rough and funky "Fili...view item »

Tom Waits
Orphans

"With my voice, I can sound like a girl, the boogieman, a theremin, a cherry bomb, a clown, a doctor, a murderer…I can be tribal. Ironic. Or disturbed. My voice is really my instrument" Who else but the mighty TOM WAITS could write about himself in such an iconic way without sounding like a dick? He's so bloody ...view item »
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Garbage, Tom Waits, Chilli Peppers, Various
We're A Happy Family

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Tom Waits
Mule Variations

Mule Variations, whilst being typical of Tom Waits later work -- mixing experimental sounds, stomping percussion, jazz and beautiful songwriting, is also a high watermark in his career. Notable tracks include the mournful ballad "Georgia Lee", the creepy and original "What’s He Building In There?" and the gravel-edged blue...view item »