Genre: Pop Rock
Label: Universal
Format: 33RPM,
Size: 12"


Tom Waits Swordfishtrombones 180g LP

Tom Waits

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Chris Blackwell founded Island Records in 1959 and began introducing the world to Reggae. 50 years later Island has continuously been on the cutting edge of music bringing us so many influential artists!

Celebrate 50 incredible years with this special edition vinyl reissue from the Island vault.

"Swordfishtrombones" was highly successful critically and was also the album which finally brought Tom Waits commercial success in the UK. The album itself was a radical departure for Tom who opted for a much more percussive sound which was based around marimbas, wood blocks and many changing rhythm patterns which together with his unique vocal style and characteristic lyrics combined to produce a classic. This was his debut album for Island Records and together with his next two albums - "Rain Dogs" and ""Frank's Wild Years" - formed a critically successful trilogy of great albums which marked the zenith of Tom's career.

• Premium Audiophile Vinyl Reissue
• Heavyweight 180g Vinyl
• All original packaging


1. Underground
2. Shore Leave
3. Dave The Butcher
4. Johnsburg, Illinois
7. 16 Shells From A Thirty-Ought-Six
8. Town With No Cheer
9. In The Neighbourhood
10. Just Another Sucker On The Vine
11. Frank's Wild Years
12. Swordfishtrombone
13. Down, Down, Down
14. Soldier's Things
15. Gin Soaked Boy
16. Trouble Braids
17. Rainbirds

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