“Blue Valentine” by Tom Waits - album review

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TJR says

The first Tom Waits album where Jazz doesn't emerge as the foremost genre. The story goes that part way through the sessions, he replaced his musicians in order to create a less jazz-oriented sound and that he himself switched from piano to electric guitar as his main instrument. I get the impression he's very self aware and that he's keen to keep pushing on artistically; I do like this restless spirit. Ironically, my favourite track, “Romeo Is Bleeding”, is the jazziest thing on the set, but it's delivered in the right way for me - with a sense of Mancini's Pink Panther cool.

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A1 [03:53] 6.4.png Tom Waits - Somewhere (Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim) Songwriter
A2 [03:14] 6.4.png Tom Waits - Red Shoes By The Drugstore (Tom Waits) Trance Rock
A3 [04:33] 6.1.png Tom Waits - Christmas Card From A Hooker In Minneapolis (Tom Waits) Songwriter
A4 [04:52] 7.0.png Tom Waits - Romeo Is Bleeding (Tom Waits) Jazz
A5 [08:15] 5.5.png Tom Waits - $29.00 (Tom Waits) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B1 [05:14] 6.6.png Tom Waits - Wrong Side Of The Road (Tom Waits) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B2 [03:17] 6.3.png Tom Waits - Whistlin’ Past The Graveyard (Tom Waits) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B3 [04:49] 5.9.png Tom Waits - Kentucky Avenue (Tom Waits) Songwriter
B4 [05:36] 5.7.png Tom Waits - Sweet Little Bullet From A Pretty Blue Gun (Tom Waits) Jazz
B5 [05:49] 5.2.png Tom Waits - Blue Valentines (Tom Waits) Blues / Rhythm n Blues

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