Loading... Please wait...

Currency Converter

Choose a currency below to display product prices in the selected currency.

British Pound
US Dollar

Add to Wish List

Click the button below to add the Tom Waits-Used Songs-'73-80-BEST OF-ELEKTRA/ASYLUM-NEW CD to your wish list.

You Recently Viewed...

Our Newsletter

Tom Waits-Used Songs-'73-80-BEST OF-ELEKTRA/ASYLUM-NEW CD

  • Image 1
Calculated at checkout
Current Stock:

Product Description

Tom Waits-Used Songs-'73-80-BEST OF-ELEKTRA/ASYLUM-CD


Tom Waits - Used Songs 1973-1980
(digipack + Slipcase)
16 Track best of.

Those only familiar with Tom Waits's experimental post-Swordfishtrombones music on Island are often surprised and delighted to discover the singer-songwriter's pre-Swordfishtrombones work on Elektra.

A sampling of Waits's nascent recordings is spotlighted on this Rhino compilation. Offering up a beat "hobo" persona that's part Jack Kerouac and part Charles Bukowski, Waits delivered a more traditional American musical persona back then.

In fact, some of his melodies approached Stephen Foster territory (witness the absolutely gorgeous "Heart of Saturday Night"). "Ol' 55" became famous via an Eagles cover, Bruce Springsteen would immortalize "Jersey Girl," and "Whistlin' Past the Graveyard"--which highlights his Louis Armstrong-meets-Captain Beefheart vocals of the period--still rocks.

But while it's an excellent introduction, tracks like the beautiful "Tom Troubert's Blues" will only make the more newly initiated want to hear albums like Small Change in their entirety.

1. Heartattack And Vine  04:44
2. Eggs And Sausage (In A Cadillac With Susan Michelson)  04:23
3. A Sight For Sore Eyes  04:41
4. Whistlin' Past The Graveyard  03:16
5. Burma Shave  06:33
6. Step Right Up  05:40
7. Ol' 55  03:58
8. I Never Talk To Strangers - With Bette Midler  03:38
9. Mr. Siegal  05:14
10. Jersey Girl  05:10
11. Christmas Card From A Hooker In Minneapolis  04:32
12. Blue Valentines  05:51
13. (Looking For) The Heart Of Saturday Night  03:51
14. Muriel  03:34
15. Wrong Side Of The Road  05:14
16. Tom Traubert's Blues (Four Sheets To The Wind In Copenhagen)  06:35



Find Similar Products by Category

Write your own product review

Product Reviews

This product hasn't received any reviews yet. Be the first to review this product!