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Format: CD
Sku: 60142885
UPC: 767004060125
UPC 14: 00767004060125
Release Date: 6/6/1995
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Goin' Down Slow ~ Tom Waits
2. Poncho's Lament ~ Tom Waits
3. I'm Your Late Night Evening Prostitute ~ Tom Waits
4. Had Me A Girl ~ Tom Waits
5. Ice Cream Man ~ Tom Waits
6. Rockin' Chair ~ Tom Waits
7. Virginia Ave. ~ Tom Waits
8. Midnight Lullaby ~ Tom Waits
9. When You Ain't Got Nobody ~ Tom Waits
10. Little Trip To Heaven ~ Tom Waits
11. Frank's Song ~ Tom Waits
12. Look's Like I'm Up Shit Creek Again ~ Tom Waits
13. So Long I'll See Ya ~ Tom Waits

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Recorded in Los Angeles, California between July & December 1971.
Muze PNote Personnel: Tom Waits (vocals, guitar, piano).
Muze PNote Recording information: Los Angeles, CA (08/1971-12/1971).
Muze PNote While it's a fascinating, ultimately satisfying listen, THE EARLY YEARS provides reassuring proof that Waits didn't start out as a genius. These 1971 demos of a 21-year-old Waits show a huge talent still in an embryonic state. All the elements of his artistry were solidly in place; the blues, jazz and beat poetry influences, the Hoagy Carmichael/Irving Berlin compositional sensibility, but they were only just beginning to gel. A couple of these tunes would turn up in revamped versions on Waits' 1973 debut, but most are transitional pieces that never would have seen the light of day, had Bizarre/Straight not delved into its archives. Waits neophytes should probably start with the official releases, but hardcore fans will be fascinating by this opportunity to see a world-class artist in a developmental stage.

Producer: Bob Duffey

Engineer: Robert DeMars

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Red Hot & Blue
Muze Music Compilations Stay Awake: Various Interpretations of Music From Vintage Disney Films
Muze Music Compilations Anti Pop
Muze Music Compilations For the Kids
Muze Music Compilations Shrek 2
Muze Music Compilations American Music:hightone Records Story
Muze Music Compilations Late Great Daniel Johnston:discovered
Muze Music Compilations Dead Man Walking (ost)
Muze Music Compilations An Album To Benefit Preservation Hall & The Preservation Hall Music Outreach Program (Deluxe Edition)
Muze Music Compilations When Life Gives You Lemons You Paint(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Son Of Rogues Gallery:pirate Ballads

Associated Artists and Works

Temptation ~ Cole, Holly
Gayle, Crystal
Original Soundtrack
Big Time ~ Original Soundtrack
Mercy and Grand: The Music of Tom Waits & Kathleen ~ Walker, Jess

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 04/13/2010
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 1991
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : MFO 40601CD
Music Label Name Label : Manifesto Records
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : AAD
Music UPC UPC : 00767004060125

Professional Reviews

Q (9/91)
- 3 Stars - Good - "..offers..a fascinating glimpse of a now well-known character and style at a more sketchy, amorphous stage of development..."

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