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One From the Heart Soundtrack on Numbered Limited Edition 180g LP from Mobile Fidelity!
Tom Waits and Crystal Gale Create Magic Together on Waits' Most Accessible Outing
Small Combo Band Provides Jazzy and Bluesy Support
Stupendous Sonics: Music Largely Recorded Live on Studio Floor
One From the Heart ranks among the best soundtracks in history. Essential for any Tom Waits or Crystal Gayle devotee, it sets an example of whats not only possible, but should be expected and demanded, when two likeminded artists collaborate. Heartstrings are tugged, passions kindled and lost, sentiments exchanged, skeletons dragged out of closets, seasons changed, romantic truisms cited. And its wide-open sound is supreme, the result of most tracks being recorded live in the studio, free of after-effects and interference.
Mastered at Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab and pressed at RTI, Mobile Fidelitys 180g LP presents the Academy Award-nominated One From the Heart in stunning sonic relief. Youll be able to gauge the signature tones of the guitars and hear inside the cavity of Waits piano. Perhaps most importantly, Gayle and Waits voices now sound just feet away, with your room converted into the worlds coolest late-night lounge. Spatial cues, background accents, and studio dimensions emerge with striking realism.
Inspired by a track Waits cut with Bette Midler on his Foreign Affairs effort, One From the Heart overflows with simpatico chemistry, poignant contrast, elegant atmospherics, and awestruck intimacy. On their four vocal duets, Gayle and Waits inhabit the personas of a man and woman breaking apart yet sharing common bonds. Their singing plumbs emotional depths that traverse melancholy, sensuality, and understanding. Made before Waits baritone turned into a deep, gravel-laden instrument, the songs are more smoke than whiskey, more piano-man empathy than hipster growler.
Written by Waits, the music occupies a common ground between laidback small-combo jazz, lounge pop, and downbeat blues. Classy string orchestrations abet a crack ensemble comprised of saxophonist Terry Edwards, drummer Shelly Manne, pianist Pete Jolly, bassist Greg Cohen, and others. The arrangements seamlessly melt into both vocalists leads, allowing every noteevery piano clink, acoustic bass ripple, brushed snare drumto register with utmost magnitude.
Experienced on stunning soliloquy pieces such as Gayles mournful ballad Is There Any Way Out of This Dream? and back-and-forth collaborative efforts like the breakup take Picking Up After You, beautiful instrumentation, spacious production, and flawless vocal phrasing take hold. You can picture the broken dreams exiting out the side doors of the dim bars and abandoned houses that pepper the narratives. Renowned for his sad songs, Waits has never been in better form, the goodbye fare clicking with unflinching honesty and personality.
Numbered, Limited Edition
Mastering by Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab
Specially Plated and Pressed on 180 grams of High Definition Vinyl
Special Static Free - Dust Free Inner Sleeve
Heavy Duty Protective Packaging
Pressed at RTI
1. Opening Montage: Tom's Piano Intro/Once Upon A Town/The Wages Of Love
2. Is There Any Way Out Of This Dream?
3. Picking Up After You
4. Old Boyfriends
5. Broken Bicycles
1. I Beg Your Pardon
2. Little Boy Blue
3. Instrumental Montage: The Tango/Circus Girl
4. You Can't Unring A Bell
5. This One's From The Heart
6. Take Me Home