Swordfishtrombones is album by American singer-songwriter Tom Waits , his eighth since his debut Closing Time in It was the first album that Waits produced himself. Stylistically different from his previous albums, Swordfishtrombones moves away from the piano and string orchestra arrangements of the late s, replacing them with unusual instrumentation and a somewhat more abstract songwriting approach.
The cover art is a TinTone photograph by Michael A. The album peaked at No. All tracks written by Tom Waits. Arranger Frances Thumm. Recorded by Tim Boyle and Biff Dawes.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Tom Waits. Retrieved April 6, Russ' TinTone homepage". Retrieved February 29, Retrieved November 14, Tom Waits' Swordfishtrombones. New York: Continuum. Tom Waits. Your email address will not be published. Tell please.. Search for:. Thomas Newman. Jarhead [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]. Tom Waits Swordfishtrombones. Reply Vokora Reply Dikasa After a decade as a boozy beatnik piano singer who liked to run his mouth off, Tom Waits re-emerged in with a nearly brand new approach.
Reply Diran Reply Malarn And swallow-tail coats. Table cloths and patent leather shoes. Bathing suits and bowling balls. Jeff Bratz effbratz hotmail. Tom was "singin' this song, 'cause it's time it was sung," and maybe it should be dedicated to his producer, although I can't imagine they shared much intimacy, figuratively or artistically. Andrew Mich andrewkylie hotmail.
I don't care I love Toms slower work just as much as the latter stuff. I can't believe you haven't reviewed "Nighthawks the Diner". Truly funny stuff. Beautiful songs , amazingly written for someone so young. Personally i find his later work patchy in the extreme - especially the "you must take me serious because of my oh so original arrangements" A lot of real gone for example is unlistenable.
This album is my personal favourite debut album. Can't even think of another contender that comes close to this. It was an indication of something extraordinary arriving on the scene, but I suspect few people realized it at the time. Readers Comments Jeff Bratz effbratz hotmail. Nowhere else is his material as accessible, understated and beautiful. He's still trying to please, as his cast of characters inhabit recognizable situations and attitudes, with a hard eye to reality and a dose of sentimentality.
I think when an artist makes a classic, the impulse is thereafter to take the damn thing apart. P bunglewafc hotmail. I hate to admit but it was due to Ed Harcourt who I loved a few years back cited him as a major influence. So off I popped to Music Zone to flick through all his albums. What first hit me about this particular one is the amazing front cover.
The sleaze, the cool, it just epitomizes the whole album. So upon purchasing I rushed out the shop n slapped this lil demon into my walkman.
Slowly walking around sunny Wigan I stopped in my tracks. I was just blown away by the lyrics, the gentle jazz, and 'Fumblin with the blues' was and still is my the stand out track for me. Any song thats got such illiteration as 'Pool shooting shimmy schyster' cant be bad. And other lines that made me chuckle are lil gems such as Pure genius. I have since grabbed all his albums now, and although I love rain dogs and small change with high affection, this is the album I a! Pure brilliance, and a recomendation to anyone!!!!!
Gazza garyhess44 hotmail. I left it alone for ages. Then one night After a particularly disastrous romantic encounter i got home in a awful mood, it felt like my world was falling apart. Suddenly it all began to make sense.
This was a similar bachelor life to mine , hustling to get by - getting into all sorts of scrapes. Tom understands this life because hes lived it too. He understands what its like to leave someone you love behind for no reason other than you HAVE to go somewhere else, to know his romantic limitations and the damage this can cause.
He catalogues this vividly with sensitivity and passion. Tom just knew himself so well inside, incredibly so for someone s! I kept drinking and listening and by early next morning i was converted- a fan forever. In fact this stuff was so powerful i very nearly didnt listen to any more waits , so strongly did it resonate with me.
Anyway i never saw the girl again but i went straight to the cd shop hungover and bought closing time and this record and had a friend for life. If you cant feel songs like "lonely" " heart of saturday night" and "martha" then you youll never get waits anyway never mind how extreme and different he sounds on other records. Ive followed his career keenly since , but these records are the coin in the jukebox,the ice cold beer, the atmosphere you can swim in ,the long slow kiss goodbye and the rainswept streets of the long walk home Lee Japan As a man who has appreciated pretty much everything Tom Waits has done, I consider this album to be amongst his best.
As the reviewer has acknowledged, this is perhaps Waits' most accessible album. This was the one that got my wife interested in him. She certainly wasn't into Rain Dogs at first. And for those of us here who do not consider ourselves to be music snobs, the art of writing heart wrenching chord progressions and melodies that touch millions of people around the world is nothing to be sniffed at.
It may not be as original as some of his later work, but Closing Time and The Heart of Saturday Night contain some excellent pop song writing. A dying art. Readers Comments Abraham Newman abzafox yahoo. This is the first tom waits album I truly fell in love with. This is the album I tell everyone to buy,every song sounds like hes in a beautiful drunken stupor,but it totally makes the album.
She would later become famous as Elvira, Mistress of the Dark. Readers Comments Oscar miscreanty yahoo. Its vintage Waits through and through. Every song is a different little story - a moment captured by nothing more than a vocal line based around a couple of chords, and a band that provides a light, but essential backing.
The feel of each song is what really matters, mixed with a line or two of lyrics usually the chorus - while the majority of the vere lyrics are relatively inconsequential. The album meanders through the sweetness of "Somewhere" to the percussive glory of "Red Shoes", through the bluesy swagger of "Wrong side of the road", and ends on the warm hearted of "Blue Valentines" - and all the way it builds up this strength of consistency.
Richard uglyrich hotmail. More of a short story with a twist than a song. I cant think of anyone else who could have come out with it. Khorsani khorsani hotmail. There are moments of sheer brilliance on this album. Two tracks that stand out: Xmas card from a hooker Richard Duck richard. Apart from being one of my favourite TW songs, it's one of my fav songs period. It speaks to my soul, and like Victoria William's Century Plant, it gets played when I need to get in touch with myself on a deeper level.
Its a song about childhood, dreams, freedom and the human spirit. Tom can weave a tail like no other songwriter and the tracks on Blue Valentine may not all be his strongest but Kentucky Avenue is a classic that has not recieved the acclaim it deserves Michel michelmichielsen12 hotmail.
The great ballad Christmas card, the bluesy valentines. The great rythm of whistling past the graveyard en the mysterious night feel of Sweet little bullets. No, really. According to me this album is somehow all that mister Waits is. No ETA is available at this time. Expected On When an item is Out Of Stock and we have an estimated date when our stock should arrive, we list that date on our website in the part's description.
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