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.'
I Never Talk To Strangers
Medley: Jack & Neal / California, Here I Come
A Sight For Sore Eyes
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