Tom Waits Foreign Affairs 180g LP
Tom Waits Foreign Affairs 180g LP
Genre: Pop Rock
Label: Anti
Additional Artists: Bette Midler
Format: 33RPM,
Size: 12"

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Tom Waits Foreign Affairs 180g LP

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SKU:
ATILP75691
UPC:
045778756919
Remastered & Pressed On 180g Vinyl LP!

1977's Foreign Affairs takes the jazz and poetry that Tom Waits explored on his earlier albums in a more cinematic direction, foreshadowing his own breakthrough work in the '80s. Opening with the instrumental "Cinny’s Waltz" and featuring some new standards like "Muriel" and "I Never Talk To Strangers", his dramatic duet with Bette Midler, this album gets into some of Waits' most ambitious storytelling ever. Foreign Affairs also features the jazzy, colorful "Jack and Neil" and the sweeping, dramatic "Potters Field" as well as classic Waits ballads "Burma Shave" and "Sight for Sore Eyes".

"...Foreign Affairs, fortunately, shows a resuscitation of Waits' voice and ability to write moving lyrics. "A Sight for Sore Eyes," like his earlier "Tom Traubert's Blues." reaches through its borrowed melody to grasp you by the shoulder; the speaker is a still-sharp, piano-playing rummy, desperately lonely and trying to sound offhand.

"Likewise. "Burma Shave" cannot be ignored. As elsewhere on this spare, unsweetened album (no overdubs or multitracking). Waits plays his own trailing piano accompaniment as he stacks up fresh, filmic images that make you care about this cowboy punk and the small-town girl who hopped into his wreck. His gruff, stolid singing gives us too little, and a bright trumpet coda gives us too much, but the song's integrity survives..."
- Fred Schruers, Rolling Stone, November 1977

Features:
• 180g Vinyl LP
• Newly remastered with Waits/Brennan

Selections:
Side A:

1. Cinny's Waltz
2. Muriel
3. I Never Talk To Strangers
4. Medley: Jack & Neal / California, Here I Come
5. A Sight For Sore Eyes
Side B:
1. Potter's Field
2. Burma-Shave
3. Barber Shop
4. Foreign Affair
Description
Remastered & Pressed On 180g Vinyl LP!

1977's Foreign Affairs takes the jazz and poetry that Tom Waits explored on his earlier albums in a more cinematic direction, foreshadowing his own breakthrough work in the '80s. Opening with the instrumental "Cinny’s Waltz" and featuring some new standards like "Muriel" and "I Never Talk To Strangers", his dramatic duet with Bette Midler, this album gets into some of Waits' most ambitious storytelling ever. Foreign Affairs also features the jazzy, colorful "Jack and Neil" and the sweeping, dramatic "Potters Field" as well as classic Waits ballads "Burma Shave" and "Sight for Sore Eyes".

"...Foreign Affairs, fortunately, shows a resuscitation of Waits' voice and ability to write moving lyrics. "A Sight for Sore Eyes," like his earlier "Tom Traubert's Blues." reaches through its borrowed melody to grasp you by the shoulder; the speaker is a still-sharp, piano-playing rummy, desperately lonely and trying to sound offhand.

"Likewise. "Burma Shave" cannot be ignored. As elsewhere on this spare, unsweetened album (no overdubs or multitracking). Waits plays his own trailing piano accompaniment as he stacks up fresh, filmic images that make you care about this cowboy punk and the small-town girl who hopped into his wreck. His gruff, stolid singing gives us too little, and a bright trumpet coda gives us too much, but the song's integrity survives..."
- Fred Schruers, Rolling Stone, November 1977

Features:
• 180g Vinyl LP
• Newly remastered with Waits/Brennan

Selections:
Side A:

1. Cinny's Waltz
2. Muriel
3. I Never Talk To Strangers
4. Medley: Jack & Neal / California, Here I Come
5. A Sight For Sore Eyes
Side B:
1. Potter's Field
2. Burma-Shave
3. Barber Shop
4. Foreign Affair
ISBN
Genre
Pop Rock
If Can Be Discounted
YES
Discontinued
NO
Inventory
1.00
Construct
0
Dropship
0
Artist
Tom Waits
Title
Foreign Affairs
Composer
Additional Artists
Bette Midler
Record Weight
Record Speed
33RPM
Record Speed Record Size
12"
Multi Channel
Stereo
1
Mono
Colored
Picture Disc
1/2 Speed
DMM
Out of Print
Sell Hold/Repressing
Direct to disc
Creation Date
06-01-2018
Release Date
07-11-2018
Availability
In Stock
Format
Vinyl
ASSOC
R
Scratch & Dent
0
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