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.
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>rain dogs< is tom waits< ninth album, originally released in 1985. it is a loose concept album about the people who live on the streets of new york city, the so-called urban dispossessed.
>rain dogs< is generally considered the middle album of a trilogy that includes >swordfishtrombones< and >franks wild years<. on the album waits works together with both marc ribot and keith richards for the first time. many times would follow including waits latest album >bad as me<.
>rain dogs< is praised for its broad spectrum of musical styles and genres, described by rolling stone as merging >kurt weill, pre-rock integrity from old dirty blues and the elegiac melancholy of new orleans funeral brass, into a singularly idiosyncratic american style<.
>one from the heart< is a soundtrack album of tom waits compositions for the francis ford coppola film of the same name.the movie is set entirely in las vegas, on the las vegas strip and the desert surrounding the city.
toms 1983 masterpiece. already wayward, here waits rethinks his sound entirely incorporating a rich and unique new sound palette inc harry partch instruments, lots of percussion, bag pipes, marimbas, harmonium etc topped off with waits visionary lyrical storytelling approach and incredible vocals. wonderful!
this collection celebrates the websterworld not in the usual compilation snapshot stlye,but rather as a glorious surround sound epic film. enjoy this amazing compilation of charles webster house remixes and future classics