Tom Waits

Foreign Affairs [Remastered]

  • Tom Waits - Foreign Affairs [Remastered]
23rd March 2018 / CD & LP / Anti

Tom Waits

Foreign Affairs [Remastered]


Absolutely essential. ANTI- are releasing mastered reissues of Tom Waits first seven albums, originally released through Elektra Asylum Records in the 1970’s. All seven are issued on CD on March 23rd, with the LP editions arriving throughout the year and pre-selling separately. 

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, colourful Jack and Neil and the sweeping, dramatic 'Potters Field' as well as classic Waits ballads 'Burma Shave' and 'Sight for Sore Eyes.'

Cinny’s Waltz
I Never Talk To Strangers
Medley: Jack & Neal / California, Here I Come
A Sight For Sore Eyes
Potter’s Field
Barber Shop
Foreign Affair

Format /CD & LP
Released /23rd March 2018
Catalogue / 8714092756937
Barcode / 8714092756937
Artist / Tom Waits
Label /Anti
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