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    Tom Waits' 1970's Elektra/Asylum Catalog Re-Issues

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    Closing Time out 3/9 with the others to follow.
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    Finally! I've been waiting for these for years. These early albums are in dire need of remastering. Closing Time was the first Waits album I ever brought (circa 2001). I'd heard some Waits pieces before and I had no idea where to start, so I remember going to Virgin Megastore and just choosing the one with the best cover-art. I didn't even know it was his debut album - and I remember being shocked how young and un-gruff his voice sounded. But it was a good place to start and allowed me to follow his career chronologically from there on in. Love the Nighthawks album as well, which is practically a stand-up comedy routine at times. I might even save up for the vinyl on that one!

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    Nice. Love to be able to get closing time for a decent price

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    All are now available from the official Waits store: https://kingsroadmerch.com/tom-waits/
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    I grabbed closing time a couple weeks ago. It was not expensive, and it's a quality product. Sounds great.

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    I've always loved this album. It's Wait's debut, but already his Beatnik persona - skid row poet with a line in tarnished romanticism - is fully-formed. Critics may scoff at it's more sentimental aspects, like Martha, but I don't think Waits ever again wore his heart on his sleeve quite like he does here. Love the sound of the creaking chair on the title-track too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Deltoid View Post
    I've always loved this album. It's Wait's debut, but already his Beatnik persona - skid row poet with a line in tarnished romanticism - is fully-formed. Critics may scoff at it's more sentimental aspects, like Martha, but I don't think Waits ever again wore his heart on his sleeve quite like he does here. Love the sound of the creaking chair on the title-track too!
    "Martha" is fantastic! Heartbreaking song. My favorite on Closing Time though is "I Hope I Don't Fall in Love With You". Fairly sure anyone who's spent way to long at a bar on any given night can relate to that one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Clark View Post
    "Martha" is fantastic! Heartbreaking song. My favorite on Closing Time though is "I Hope I Don't Fall in Love With You". Fairly sure anyone who's spent way to long at a bar on any given night can relate to that one.
    Yeah, that one and Old 55 are my favourite Waits songs ever

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    The Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers and Bastards set is getting three individual releases as an RSD exclusive.

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    Will probably only cost 180 dollars for the set

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