Tom Waits

Tom Waits - Nighthawks At The Diner (Remastered Live) (1975/2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Tom Waits - Nighthawks At The Diner (Remastered Live) (1975/2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 73:34 minutes | 1,40 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

A major part of Tom Waits's mystique has always been his complex, intriguing persona; part Bukowski-esque barfly poet, part Kerouac-inspired hipster, part Hoagy Carmichael troubadour. Nowhere has that persona been more fully utilized than on "Nighthawks At The Diner". Throughout the album waits unfurls his colorful, charismatic, artfully amplified personality. It's like spending the evening with a lounge lizard/raconteur/beatnik standup comic who also happens to compose strikingly beautiful tunes that could have come from the Great American Songbook if not for their lyrical quirkiness. Though it would be a few more years before Waits would reinvent himself on "Swordfishtrombones", the character who stomps through your brain on "Nighthawks At The Diner" with both guns blazing is as original and impressive a character as you could want.
Tom Waits - The Heart Of Saturday Night (Remastered) (1974/2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Tom Waits - The Heart Of Saturday Night (Remastered) (1974/2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 41:28 minutes | 839 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

The Heart of Saturday Night, largely dispenses with the romance in favor of poetic depictions of the same setting. The album contains the same mixture of folk, blues, and jazz as its predecessor, with producer Bones Howe occasionally bringing in an orchestra to underscore the loping melodies.
Tom Waits - Small Change (Remastered) (1976/2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Tom Waits - Small Change (Remastered) (1976/2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 49:53 minutes | 880 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Backed by a jazz trio comprising of tenor sax player Lew Tabackin, bassist Jim Hughart, and drummer Shelly Manne, Waits finds the most sympathetic backing of his career to that point and creates his early masterpiece. Small Change is the home of Waits’ favorites like "The Piano Has Been Drinking (Not Me),” the moving soldier’s ballad “Tom Traubert’s Blues,” and the manic slide-show of “Step Right Up.”
Tom Waits - Blue Valentine (1978/2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Tom Waits - Blue Valentine (1978/2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 49:32 minutes | 877 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

After perfecting his seedy beatnik image on albums like "Small Charge" and "Nighthawks At The Diner", Waits refined and expanded on it until the 1983 breakthrough of "Swordfishtrombones". "Blue Valentine" is full of low-rent nightlife imagery and arrangements that leave Waits' jazz leanings behind in favor of a more direct, blues-oriented approach.
Tom Waits - Foreign Affairs (Remastered) (1977/2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Tom Waits - Foreign Affairs (Remastered) (1977/2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 42:03 minutes | 702 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Absolutely essential. ANTI- are releasing mastered reissues of Tom Waits first seven albums, originally released through Elektra Asylum Records in the 1970’s. 1977’s Foreign Affairs takes the jazz and poetry that Tom Waits explored on his earlier albums in a more cinematic direction, foreshadowing his own breakthrough work in the 80s. Opening with the instrumental Cinny’s Waltz and featuring some new standards like Muriel and I Never Talk To Strangers, his dramatic duet with Bette Midler, this album gets into some of Waits’ most ambitious storytelling ever. Foreign Affairs also features the jazzy, colourful Jack and Neil and the sweeping, dramatic Potters Field as well as classic Waits ballads Burma Shave and Sight for Sore Eyes.
Tom Waits - Closing Time (1973/2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Tom Waits - Closing Time (1973/2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 45:33 minutes | 794 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

The 1973 album that introduced a young singer-songwriter to the world at large is a far cry from the wonderfully twisted sonic landscape that would define "Swordfishtrombones" a decade later. The Waits of "Closing Time" was a barroom balladeer too, but one who fit neatly into the early-'70s folk-rock, singer-songwriter paradigm ("Closing Time's opener "Ol' '55," in fact, was covered by the Eagles on their first album). The arrangements here are straightforward, piano-based affairs that present the songs with a minimum of fuss.
Tom Waits - Heartattack And Vine (Remastered) (1980/2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Tom Waits - Heartattack And Vine (Remastered) (1980/2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 44:24 minutes | 782 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

The final Asylum album from 1980 couldn't be more different than Waits' '73 debut - his voice sounds like the marvellous ruin that we know and love today, the ballads remain (On the Nickel is beautiful and even Springsteen took a crack at Jersey Girl) but it's the twisted warped blues of the title track that points the way to the extraordinary world of Swordfishtrombones.

Tom Waits - Sleepin At Drew's House (1976)  Music

Posted by popsakov at Dec. 30, 2017
Tom Waits - Sleepin At Drew's House (1976)

Tom Waits - Sleepin At Drew's House (1976)
EAC Rip | WavPack (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 314 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 140 Mb
Covers Included (JPG, 600 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz, Blues, Rock | Tendolar #TDR-129 | Unofficial Release

All Cuts Recorded Live in Cleveland 1976.

Tom Waits - Mule Variations (1999) {2006, Reissue}  Music

Posted by popsakov at Dec. 26, 2017
Tom Waits - Mule Variations (1999) {2006, Reissue}

Tom Waits - Mule Variations (1999) {2006, Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 413 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 169 Mb
Full Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 48 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Rock, Experimental | Anti / Epitaph / Soyuz Music #86547-2

Tom Waits grew steadily less prolific after redefining himself as a junkyard noise poet with Swordfishtrombones, but the five-year wait between The Black Rider and 1999's Mule Variations was the longest yet. Given the fact that Waits decided to abandon major labels for the California indie Epitaph, Mule Variations would seem like a golden opportunity to redefine himself and begin a new phase of his career. However, it plays like a revue of highlights from every album he's made since Swordfishtrombones. Of course, that's hardly a criticism; the album uses the ragged cacophony of Bone Machine as a starting point, and proceeds to bring in the songwriterly aspects of Rain Dogs, along with its affection for backstreet and backwoods blues, plus a hint of the beatnik qualities of Swordfish.

Tom Waits - Blue Valentine (1978) {Gold CD, Reissue}  Music

Posted by popsakov at Dec. 17, 2017
Tom Waits - Blue Valentine (1978) {Gold CD, Reissue}

Tom Waits - Blue Valentine (1978) {Gold CD, Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 288 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 152 Mb
Full Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Electra / Warner Music / Фирма Грамзаписи Никитин #4607173157409
Jazz / Blues / Rock

Two welcome changes in style made Blue Valentine a fresh listening experience for Tom Waits fans. First, Waits alters the instrumentation, bringing in electric guitar and keyboards and largely dispensing with the strings for a more blues-oriented, hard-edged sound. Second, though his world view remains fixed on the lowlifes of the late night, he expands beyond the musings of the barstool philosopher who previously had acted as the first-person character of most of his songs. When Waits does use the first-person, it's to write a "Christmas Card From a Hooker in Minneapolis"…