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Waits, Tom - Franks Wild Years

Waits, Tom - Franks Wild Years

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NEW VINYL LP ON UNIVERSAL 2023

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Tom Waits wrote a song called "Frank's Wild Years" for his 1983 Swordfishtrombones album, then used the title (minus its apostrophe) for a musical play he wrote with his wife, Kathleen Brennan, and toured with in 1986. The Franks Wild Years album, drawn from the show, is subtitled, "un operachi romantico in two acts," though the songs themselves do not carry the plot. Rather, this is just the third installment in Waits' eccentric series of Island Records albums in which he seems most inspired by German art song and carnival music, presenting songs in spare, stripped-down arrangements consisting of instruments like marimba, baritone horn, and pump organ and singing in a strained voice that has been artificially compressed and distorted. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Waits

Tracklist

A1 Hang On St. Christopher
A2 Straight To The Top (Rhumba)
A3 Blow Wind Blow
A4 Temptation 
A5 Innocent When You Dream (Barroom)
A6 I'll Be Gone 
A7 Yesterday Is Here
A8 Please Wake Me Up 
A9 Franks Theme

B1 More Than Rain 
B2 Way Down In The Hole
B3 Straight To The Top (Vegas)  B4 I'll Take New York  
B5 Telephone Call From Istanbul 
B6 Cold Cold Ground 
B7 Train Song
B8 Innocent When You Dream

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