Tom Waits has one of the most distinctive voices in music. Combine that with an idiosyncratic approach to composing and a theatrical influence on his presentation and you have one of the most extraordinary artists in contemporary music. Franks Wild Years was an album that was released in 1987, after the eponymous play written by Tom Waits & his wife Kathleen Brennan. Inspired by German art songs & carnival music, this operachi romantic in two acts, this pinnacle of Waits-ness, brought forth gems such as >Way Down In The Hole<, the theme tune to much acclaimed tv show The Wire. Remasterd Audio on 180 grams audiophile vinyl.