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Tom Waits - Closing Time (1973)

Tom Waits - Closing Time (1973)

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Tom Waits - Closing Time

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Side one

1. "Ol' '55"   3:58

2. "I Hope That I Don't Fall in Love with You"   3:54

3. "Virginia Avenue"   3:10

4. "Old Shoes (& Picture Postcards)"   3:40

5. "Midnight Lullaby"   3:26

6. "Martha"   4:30

Side two

7. "Rosie"   4:03

8. "Lonely"   3:12

9. "Ice Cream Man"   3:05

10. "Little Trip to Heaven (On the Wings of Your Love)"   3:38

11. "Grapefruit Moon"   4:50

12. "Closing Time" (instrumental)  4:20

Total length:   45:46


Tom Waits Band Members / Musicians

Tom Waits – vocals, piano, guitar, harmonium, harpsichord, celeste

Delbert Bennett – trumpet

Shep Cooke – guitar, backing vocals on "Old Shoes (& Picture Postcards)"

Peter Klimes – guitar, pedal steel guitar on "Rosie"

Bill Plummer – double bass

John Seiter – drums; backing vocals on "Ol' 55" and "Rosie"

Arni Egilsson – bass guitar on "Closing Time" (Instrumental)

Jesse Ehrlich – cello on "Martha"

Tony Terran – trumpet on "Closing Time" (Instrumental)

Ed Caraeff – photography

Richie Moore – additional engineering

Cal Schenkel – design, artwork

Jerry Yester – production, engineering

Closing Time is the debut album by American singer-songwriter Tom Waits, released on March 6, 1973 on Asylum Records. Produced and arranged by former Lovin' Spoonful member Jerry Yester, Closing Time was the first of seven of Waits' major releases by Asylum.

The album is noted for being predominantly folk influenced although Waits intended Closing Time to be "a jazz, piano-led album." Upon release, the album was mildly successful in the United States, although it did not chart and received little attention from music press in the United Kingdom and elsewhere internationally. Critical reaction to Closing Time was positive. The album's only single, "Ol' '55", attracted attention due to a cover version by Waits's more popular label mates, the Eagles. Other songs from the album were covered by Tim Buckley and Bette Midler. The album was certified Gold in the UK and has gained a contemporary cult following among rock fans. Since its release, the album has been reissued on LP in 1976, on CD in 1992 and 1999, and 180 gram LP in 2010.

Thomas Alan Waits (born December 7, 1949) is an American singer, songwriter, musician, composer, and actor. His lyrics often focus on the underbelly of society and are delivered in his trademark deep, gravelly voice. He worked primarily in jazz during the 1970s, but his music since the 1980s has reflected greater influence from blues, rock, vaudeville, and experimental genres.

Waits was born and raised in a middle-class family in Pomona, California. Inspired by the work of Bob Dylan and the Beat Generation, he began singing on the San Diego folk music circuit as a teenager. He relocated to Los Angeles in 1972, where he worked as a songwriter before signing a recording contract with Asylum Records. His first albums were the jazz-oriented Closing Time (1973) and The Heart of Saturday Night (1974), which reflected his lyrical interest in nightlife, poverty, and criminality. He repeatedly toured the United States, Europe, and Japan, and attracted greater critical recognition and commercial success with Small Change (1976), Blue Valentine (1978), and Heartattack and Vine (1980). He produced the soundtrack for Francis Ford Coppola's film One from the Heart (1981), and subsequently made cameo appearances in several Coppola films.

Tom Waits Discography Full

Closing Time (1973)

The Heart of Saturday Night (1974)

Nighthawks at the Diner (1975)

Small Change (1976)

Foreign Affairs (1977)

Blue Valentine (1978)

Heartattack and Vine (1980)

Swordfishtrombones (1983)

Rain Dogs (1985)

Franks Wild Years (1987)

Bone Machine (1992)

The Black Rider (1993)

Mule Variations (1999)

Alice (2002)

Blood Money (2002)

Real Gone (2004)

Bad as Me (2011)


1973: Closing Time touring

1974–1975: The Heart of Saturday Night touring

1975–1976: Small Change touring

1977: Foreign Affairs touring

1978–1979: Blue Valentine touring

1980–1982: Heartattack and Vine touring

1985: Rain Dogs touring

1987: Big Time touring

1999: Get Behind the Mule Tour

2004: Real Gone Tour

2006: The Orphans Tour

2008: Glitter and Doom Tour

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