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If you've never tried Tom Waits before, this may be the only album of his you'll need.
His Asylum albums were - if you like - his romantic troubadour period, a drunken Street bum with the heart of a poet and the itchy feet of Bukowski.
Pick this one up if you want the basics, but I highly recommend all of his albums from the Asylum era even more so.
The songs in this album blend music in surprising ways. These are mashups and mixes that remind you of one thing, then punch you between the eyes about another thing. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Mickey D. Hadick
A must have hits selection of waits classics. I find myself adding a few of these tunes repeatedly being added to various playlists. The autorip feature is great!!!Published 3 months ago by arthur a. kushner
Gritty, haunting, deliciously twisted.
Glad I stumbled over this and will look for more albums by this artist. Nice sound.
My wife and I are huge fans of Tom Waits and we have many of his early records. It's nice to get clean copies that don't skip of some of our favorites.Published 8 months ago by Paul Lojewski
If you like Tom Waits you'll like this album. He's unique both of talent and voice, so if you can get by the voice you should enjoy his work.Published 15 months ago by Mike Jones
I envy people who write about music and can illustrate the sound. I'm more like William Hurt in 'Children of a Lesser God' as he tries to explain through sign language to Marlee... Read morePublished on June 21, 2009 by Bryan Byrd
The name Tom Waits is no stranger to this space, particularly as I have recently reviewed many of his CDs. . Read morePublished on June 8, 2009 by Alfred Johnson
This is a Tom Wait's collection of his earlier work originally released on Asylum Records. It's a real smokey affair of late night tales and woes. Read morePublished on March 26, 2009 by Paul A. Kirwan
This stellar collection of Tom Waits' early songs is the best possible introduction to this unique artist. Read morePublished on February 12, 2007 by A reader