Vol. 1-Early Years CD (1995)

Artist: Tom Waits

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Label Manifesto
SKU 60142885
UPC 767004060125
UPC 14 00767004060125
Format CD
Release Date 6/6/1995
Author Tom Waits
Associated Artist/Work Cole, Holly
Associated Artist/Work Gayle, Crystal
Associated Artist/Work Original Soundtrack
Associated Artist/Work Walker, Jess
Technical Info
Engineer Robert DeMars
Producer Bob Duffey
CatalogID MFO 40601CD
Lable Name Manifesto Records
Released 04/13/2010
Original Release 1991
Number of Discs 1
Length 43m : 32s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00767004060125
Album Notes and Credits
Recorded in Los Angeles, California between July & December 1971.
Personnel: Tom Waits (vocals, guitar, piano).
Recording information: Los Angeles, CA (08/1971-12/1971).
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.
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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..."
Disc 1
1 Goin' Down Slow
2 Poncho's Lament
3 I'm Your Late Night Evening Prostitute
4 Had Me A Girl
5 Ice Cream Man
6 Rockin' Chair
7 Virginia Ave.
8 Midnight Lullaby
9 When You Ain't Got Nobody
10 Little Trip To Heaven
11 Frank's Song
12 Look's Like I'm Up Shit Creek Again
13 So Long I'll See Ya

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