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TOM WAITS-Blue Valentine-'78 ASYLUM BLUES ROCK-NEW LP+DL

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Tom Waits

Blue Valentine

NEW SEALED LP

REISSUE

Gatefold Jacket
Sticker says "Newly Remastered With Waits/Brennan"

Blue Valentine is the sixth studio album by American rock musician Tom Waits, released in September 1978 on Asylum Records. The album was recorded over the course of six sessions from July to August 1978 with producer Bones Howe.

The woman pictured with Waits on the back cover is Rickie Lee Jones, another singer/songwriter with whom he was having a relationship at the time. This album peaked on the Australian charts in late 1978 at #42.

This album is one of THOSE albums, ie the ones that make you feel a deep pity for those who don't dig them or haven't yet discovered them. Tom Waits gives 'West Side Story' a make-over with a broken whiskey bottle and a flick-knife. He explores that dark world that surrounds all of us, many of us not noticing it's there; the world of poverty and the dispossessed, the world of the black market and the addict, the world of the predator and the tough-guy-dying-young, the world of broken dreams and crushed souls. And he does it with the utmost, heart rending sincerity. The concept of this work of art could so easily have led to schmaltzy, sentimental cartoonery, but in Waits' hands we get the sublime rather than the ridiculous. His musicians are perfect for the job, and the production is near-perfect and does not call attention to itself, (admittedly, on the first track there are thick waves of gushing strings, but this serves to set up the dark mood for the rest of the album perfectly) . The songs are...simply brilliant!

 Tom Waits ‎– Blue Valentine
Label:
Anti- ‎– 7570-1
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Reissue, Remastered, Moss Green, 180 gram
Country:
Europe
Released:
10 Aug 2018
Genre:
Jazz, Rock
Style:
Cool Jazz
Tracklist
A1     Somewhere (From "West Side Story")     
A2     Red Shoes By The Drugstore

    Bass – Byron MillerDrums – Rick Lawson*Electric Guitar – Roland BautistaElectric Piano – Da Willie Ganga*Vocals – Tom Waits

    
A3     Christmas Card From A Hooker In Minneapolis

    Electric Piano – Da Willie Ganga*Vocals, Piano – Tom Waits

    
A4     Romeo Is Bleeding

    Bass – Jim HughartCongas – Bobbye HallDrums – Chip WhiteElectric Guitar – Ray CrawfordOrgan – Charles KynardTenor Saxophone – Frank VicariVocals, Electric Guitar – Tom Waits

    
A5     $29.00

    Bass – Byron MillerDrums – Rick Lawson*Electric Guitar – Roland BautistaElectric Piano – Da Willie Ganga*Vocals, Electric Guitar – Tom Waits

    
B1     Wrong Side Of The Road

    Bass – Jim HughartDrums – Chip WhiteElectric Guitar – Ray CrawfordOrgan – Charles KynardTenor Saxophone – Frank VicariVocals, Electric Guitar – Tom Waits

    
B2     Whistlin' Past The Graveyard

    Bass – Scott Edwards (2)Drums – Earl PalmerElectric Guitar – "Shine" Robinson*Piano – Harold BattisteTenor Saxophone – Herbert Hardesty*Vocals, Electric Guitar – Tom Waits

    
B3     Kentucky Avenue

    Conductor, Arranged By – Bob AlcivarVocals, Piano – Tom Waits

    
B4     A Sweet Little Bullet From A Pretty Blue Gun

    Bass – Scott Edwards (2)Drums – Earl PalmerElectric Guitar – "Shine Robinson"*Piano – Harold BattisteTenor Saxophone – Herbert Hardesty*Vocals, Electric Guitar – Tom Waits

    
B5     Blue Valentines

    Electric Guitar – Ray CrawfordVocals, Electric Guitar – Tom Waits

    
Companies, etc.

    Recorded At – Filmways/Heider Recording
    Mastered At – Elektra Sound Recorders
    Remastered At – Infrasonic Sound
    Exclusive Retailer – Kings Road Merch Europe
    Pressed By – Record Industry – 21468

Credits

    Art Direction, Design – Ron Coro
    Composed By – Leonard Bernstein (tracks: 1)
    Engineer – Geoff Howe, Ralph Osborne*
    Lyrics By – Stephen Sondheim (tracks: 1)
    Mastered By – Terry Dunavan
    Photography By – Elliot Gilbert
    Producer, Engineer – Bones Howe
    Remastered By – Peter Lyman*
    Songwriter – Tom Waits (tracks: 2 to 10)

Notes
Exclusive moss green vinyl limited to 500 - sold through KingsroadMerch Europe.



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