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The Early Years, Vol. 1

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Early versions of the Closing Time tunes Ice Cream Man; Virginia Avenue; Midnight Lullaby, and Little Trip to Heaven join Goin' Down Slow; Rockin' Chair; Had Me a Girl, and more!

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Tom Waits wasn't always the intense, even bizarre pop expressionist he'd become by the '80s. Before the brilliant dementia of his later work, Waits was just another soft-spoken troubadour with a wicked sense of humor and a special fondness for jazz, blues, and the Beat generation. The roots of his music are revealed within the 13 tracks of The Early Years, a collection of previously unreleased 1971 demo tapes. Waits never intended these recordings for public consumption. But the wise guy pathos of "I'm Your Late Night Evening Prostitute" and the intentionally bad puns of "Had Me a Girl" hold up well as intelligent, charming, early snapshots of an important artist. --Steve Appleford

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  • Audio CD (April 13, 2010)
  • Original Release Date: 1991
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Manifesto Records
  • ASIN: B000005DDY
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 25 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #27,675 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
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