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One from the Heart (1982 Film Soundtrack) Extra tracks, Soundtrack

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Apocalypse Now is widely considered director Francis Ford Coppola's Waterloo, an ambitious personal vision that nearly wrecked his fabled career, health, and sanity. In fact, it was the director's equally Quixotic 1982 Vegas-themed musical One From the Heart that forever cast a pall over his Hollywood future, sounding a death knell for his once-promising American Zoetrope studios in the bargain. Hindsight being 20/20, it's now easy to see Heart's visual conceits as the glorious cinematic antecedent to Moulin Rouge, its smart, lounge-savvy score by musical odd couple Tom Waits and Crystal Gayle easily 15+ years ahead of the retro-hipster revival it preceded--and outclassed at every turn. Now brightened by a sparkling digital remastering, it remains the most accessibly mainstream--and ironically idiosyncratic--music of Waits' storied career. Constructed as a dialog between lovers in a fitful emotional spiral, Waits raspy growl is the perfect counterpoint to Gayle's own gutsy, surprisingly bluesy diva turns. Backed by the spare, deftly lugubrious production of Bones Howe and key contributions by jazz vets Greg Cohen on bass, saxist Teddy Edwards, and the key, mournfully lyrical trumpet of Jack Sheldon, Waits' score has long since taken its rightful place as a modern classic, a perfectly realized romantic daydream that never forgets the wistful, broken hearts stacking up beneath the Vegas neon. This edition features the previously unreleased Waits vocal outtake, "Candy Apple Red" as well as an early, discarded version of the opening montage "Once Upon A Town/Empty Pockets," rejects that only underscore the strength of Waits' musical hand. Enhanced CD also features a newly-edited video montage by Coppola's son, Gian-Carlo. --Jerry McCulley

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (January 27, 2004)
  • Original Release Date: January 20, 2004
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Extra tracks, Soundtrack
  • Label: Sony
  • Run Time: 107 minutes
  • ASIN: B00016XO6A
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #220,370 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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32 of 34 people found the following review helpful By K. H. Orton VINE VOICE on February 10, 2004
Format: Audio CD
True, the pairing of Waits and Crystal Gayle sounds like the perfect recipe for disaster. But don't come here looking for his usual rusty tin cup of Blue Ruin. This album's more like $10 Martini in some high class caberet club.

Apparently, Waits had been going through a bit of a career crisis and was on the verge of leaving the business. Despite the grind of constant touring & masterpieces like, SMALL CHANGE, commercial success continued to elude him. Rather than go the way of Springsteen or at worse, Billy Joel, Waits took a sharp turn off "Heart Attack & Vine" into parts unknown.

But at the time, there was a sense in the industry that Waits was just a washed up novelty act, verging on a parody of what he drank so hard to forget. Then Francis Ford Coppola came knocking & locked him in a room with nothing but a Steinway and a dream.

When he finally woke up, Waits had a steady paycheck, a wife, and an Oscar bid for Best Original Score. Not to mention a head full of strange ideas. Though the movie may not be the lost masterpeice Coppola would have you believe, the soundtrack in terms of the genre it pays tribute to, pretty much is.

Hardcore fans of those rusty pipes may be put off by the presence of Loretta Lynn's little sister, but Crystal Gayle's a far cry from The Grand Old Opry here. In fact Waits takes more of a supporting role here, giving her the spotlight. Waits has provided the perfect torch song with " Old Boyfriends" which is perfectly matched by Gayle's jaded sultriness.

Waits & Gayle duet on "Picking Up After You" which for my money tops his turn with Bette Midler on FOREIGN AFFAIRS. In fact, Midler was 1st choice for the project.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By R. Olson on June 21, 2004
Format: Audio CD
The combination of Tom Waits and Crystal Gayle is inspired. Like one of those chocolate-covered pretzels, the salty and the sweet mingle in a way that makes you want more and more. These songs blend Waits' haunting, humorous and insightful lyrics with the lush vocals of Gayle, whose voice is stunningly versatile in this collection, from instrumentally coarse to achingly ethereal. It's one to listen to again and again, but especially on a rainy, gloomy day, with a scotch.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Richard Pissillo on December 29, 2011
Format: Audio CD
Been listening to this since it came out on LP. Wore that out. The film notwithstanding, this is a great record on its own standing. If you loved Heart of a Saturday Night, I feel safe in saying that you will love this. The sound is phenomenal, from the opening quarter rolling on the marble bartop to the organic jazz instrumentals to the strings. Waits' lyrics and music found their muse in Crystal. She can bend a note like Johnny Hodges on alto. She could have been the best jazz/blues singer of this generation. Not to say she didn't do well with what she had. Like Kay Starr who had the best jazz chops of her time wound up doing Mitch Miller novelty crap. Gayle was relegated to doing pop stuff that was, in view of this record, beneath her. The Basie band would go to listen to her when they weren't playing. There is more than a coincidental comparison with the two singers.
Waits' lyrics on this record went far beyond his average as far as imagery goes. Take Old Boyfriends... "like burned out lightbulbs on a ferris wheel". Pickin Up After You is one of the great double entendres in the blues. It has the lovely false optimism of someone in a bad relationship. Listen to the way Jack Sheldon the trumpet player plants a kiss on the cheek at end the song. Intelligent, entertaining, engaging and without any descent into crass vulgarity. Go ahead and say what you want, it takes more than four letter drunken sentiment to make great lyrics. "Let's take a hammer to it. There's no glamour in it. Is there any way out of this dream?" Most of us have been there, and it happens to be expressed perfectly here by Waits. I would have enjoyed the record without the lyrics, if only for the tenor/piano playing. Happily, this is the total package. It will make you laugh. It may make you cry.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By David on August 7, 2006
Format: Audio CD
This shockingly good album is one from Tom Waits' "authentic jazz" mode. It creates a heady mood all its own, which I can only imagine has little to do with the movie.

The band is swinging (in the Frank Sinatra sense) and the songwriting is top class (in the Cole Porter sense). "Old Boyfriends" and "Broken Bicycles" are two of the most brilliantly poignant combinations of words and music you'll ever hear.

Tom Waits' vocals are at their smoothest, and while Crystal Gayle does a good job, to my taste she does sometimes tend to "over-emote" a bit. A petty quibble, but I can't help greedily imagining if, say, Roberta Flack had done the female vocal parts...

Still, this one's pure class.

The remaster is excellent, and the extra tracks are good enough to be considered part of the album.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 12, 2004
Format: Audio CD
The first time I saw the movie I was swept into it. All alive with bright candy colors and goosebump music. The visions of the
Las Vegas night with flashing neon lights and fireworks can lift
me from the deepest doldrums. The music by Tom Waits is perfect,
and it doesn't get any better than this. I would say that it is
like dreaming when you are awake and I swear that I am there. The soundtrack is enchanting from start to finish, an unlikely pair that sounds like they are a match made in Las Vegas heaven.
Wow!
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