Tom Waits Closing Time CD - CD

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TRACKLISTING
  1. Ol’ ‘55
  2. I Hope That I Don’t Fall in Love with You
  3. Virginia Avenue
  4. Old Shoes (& Picture Postcards)
  5. Midnight Lullaby
  6. Martha
  7. Rosie
  8. Lonely
  9. Ice Cream Man
  10. Little Trip to Heaven (On the Wings of Your Love)
  11. Grapefruit Moon
  12. Closing Time

Tom’s debut album and it captures a time and place like truly classic artists can.

“Closing Time announces the arrival of a talented songwriter whose self-conscious melancholy can be surprisingly moving.” – All Music Guide

“It starts with a sunrise, it ends with “one star shining,” and in between Closing Time contains an honest year’s worth (1973, to be exact) of sweet, melodic, vintage Tom Waits—minus some of the vocal growl and thematic grit of his later stuff (but you can see it coming). Waltzes, lullabies, blues, jazz, you name it. Driving songs and drinking songs, even an honest to gosh country tune: “Rosie.” There are torchers (“Lonely“), scorchers (“Ice Cream Man“), and back-porch senior citizen love songs (“Martha“): “Those were the days of roses/Poetry and prose, and/Martha, all I had was you and all you had was me.” Other standouts are “I Hope That I Don’t Fall in Love with You” (guess what—he does!) and “Grapefruit Moon,” in which Waits croons: “Every time I hear that melody, something breaks inside.” Hang on to your hearts and hats, folks. -Dan Leone




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