Waits, Tom: Swordfishtrombones

Waits, Tom SKU: 43657124
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Waits, Tom: Swordfishtrombones

Waits, Tom SKU: 43657124

Format: VINYL LP

Regular price $29.99

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Title: Swordfishtrombones
Artist: Waits, Tom
Label: Island
Product Type: VINYL LP
UPC: 602448898425
Genre: Rock

Limited 180gm vinyl LP pressing. Digitally remastered for the first time ever from the original ½" flat master tape and personally overseen by Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan. 2023 marks forty years since Tom Waits released Swordfishtrombones, ushering in a new and critically acclaimed musical era for Waits and his longtime songwriting and production partner, Brennan. Waits went from '70's-era "bluesy, boozy" wordsmith and melodist with seven albums behind him to sound sculptor, miner of the subconscious, abstract orchestrator, sonic cubist-while retaining his innate lyricism, melodic invention, humanity. It's a Waits-arranged pastiche, a variety of atmospheres from different sound planets. There is the warped, marching-army-ants music of "Underground," an impressionist chant about people living below cities, but there was also the poignancy of the spare piano ballad, "Soldier's Things," the good bar yarn, "Frank's Wild Years", the tender, minimalist paean to Waits' wife and muse, Kathleen, "Johnsburg, Illinois," and the raggedy anthem to neighborhood chaos, "In the Neighborhood."

1.1 Underground
1.2 Shore Leave
1.3 Dave the Butcher
1.4 Johnsburg Illinois
1.5 16 Shells from a 30 6
1.6 Town with No Cheer
1.7 In the Neighbourhood
2.1 Just Another Sucker on the Vine
2.2 Frank's Wild Years
2.3 Swordfishtrombone
2.4 Down Down Down
2.5 Soldier's Things
2.6 Gin Soaked Boy
2.7 Trouble's Braids
2.8 Rainbirds
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