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His other albums are great, but this is the one I think of when I think of Tom Waits.
Some of Tom's best work is on this CD in particular "Hang on St. Christopher, Temptation, Yesterday is Here, Way Down in the Hole, Cold Cold Ground, and Train Song".
And underlying everything is the same kind of sorrow that motivates the best American music; the blues, in short.
These songs conjure up suppressed memories, a painful past, and challenge how you think about music, life, and everything, but they do it in the good way, by entertaining and... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Mickey D. Hadick
Not a big Waits fan, but he wrote the theme for The Wire so I took a chance. Steve Earle does it better.Published 5 months ago by Robert Huber
These reviews require a minimal amount of "words" give me a BREAK! If I like an album I say so. If I DONT like an album I say so. I like ALL of Mr. Waits's albums.Published 7 months ago by Nickolas Trubov
Some of the best music is from alternative artists, like this one, and are therefore not always forefront in the public eye.Published 8 months ago by Nick Morgen
Sounds great! Great sound quality. Waits on vinyl just can not be beat. A must have for any Waits fan.Published 9 months ago by Stacia W.
Album was in great shape and plays wonderfully. Top was ripped open, however. I cut carefully to open with an exacto knife only to find the cover looked to be sawed open. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Peter Lemley
Can't say enough about this CD. Great lyrics, the voice, the irony and the gritty made transcendant. Such a great selection plus a tip of the hat to the great crooner.....Published 11 months ago by Flowersnknuckleheads
I have always loved this release - but hearing it on this vinyl re-issue was another level - never had the original on vinyl - the mastering and recording of this LP is... Read morePublished 14 months ago by bradcs
This is another of Tom Waits CDs for my collection. His music is great. This is a musician with talent!Published 19 months ago by Ms. Mary A. Jacobe