Tom Waits - Foreign Affairs (1977) [2010, Japan mini LP, WPCR-13778]

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Tom Waits - Foreign Affairs (1977) [2010, Japan mini LP, WPCR-13778]

Tom Waits - Foreign Affairs (1977) [2010, Japan mini LP, WPCR-13778]
Blues/Jazz | EAC Rip | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log | MP3 CBR 320Kbps | 9 Tracks
Warner Music | WPCR-13778 | 2010 Remastering | ~266 + 115 Mb | FSonic, FServe, Uploaded
Scans(300dpi, jpg) Included | Scans(600dpi, tiff) -> 572 Mb

FOREIGN AFFAIRS is the most ambitious of Waits' '70s albums. In addition to the West Coast jazz style his early work drew so heavily on (here he goes to the source, with vet Shelly Manne on the drum stool), there's also a bit of lavish orchestration to solidify the classy bygone-era feel of Waits' songs. Perfect losers' love songs like "Muriel" were always his bread and butter, but the elegant'40s-ish balladry of "I Never Talk to Strangers" (a good-humored beaty-wooed-by-the-beast duet) and the epic beat poetry excursion "Potter's Field" were the furthest extensions to date of Waits' ambitions. Ironically, things are most interesting when the arrangements are scaled down, as on the contagiously sentimental barroom ballad "Sight For Sore Eyes."
Tom Waits - Foreign Affairs (1977) [2010, Japan mini LP, WPCR-13778]

Tom Waits Biography:

Born: December 07, 1949, Pomona, CA
Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, 2000s
Genres: Rock
Instrument: Vocals, Piano
Representative Albums: "Swordfishtrombones", "Small Change", "Anthology of Tom Waits"
Representative Songs: "Downtown Train", "Ol' 55", "Diamonds on My Windshield"

In the 1970s, Tom Waits combined a lyrical focus on desperate, lowlife characters with a persona that seemed to embody the same lifestyle, which he sang about in a raspy, gravelly voice. From the '80s on, his work became increasingly theatrical as he moved into acting and composing. Growing up in Southern California, Waits attracted the attention of manager Herb Cohen, who also handled Frank Zappa, and was signed by him at the beginning of the 1970s, resulting in the material later released as The Early Years and The Early Years, Vol. 2. His formal recording debut came with Closing Time (1973) on Asylum Records, an album that contained "Ol' 55," which was covered by labelmates the Eagles for their On the Border album. Waits attracted critical acclaim and a cult audience for his subsequent albums, The Heart of Saturday Night (1974), the two-LP live set Nighthawks at the Diner (1975), Small Change (1976), Foreign Affairs (1977), Blue Valentine (1978), and Heart Attack and Vine (1980). His music and persona proved highly cinematic, and, starting in 1978, he launched parallel careers as an actor and as a composer of movie music. He wrote songs for and appeared in Paradise Alley (1978), wrote the title song for On the Nickel (1980), and was hired by director Francis Coppola to write the music for One from the Heart (1982), which earned him an Academy Award nomination. While working on that project, Waits met and married playwright Kathleen Brennan, with whom he later collaborated.

Moving to Island Records, Waits made Swordfishtrombones (1983), which found him experimenting with horns and percussion and using unusual recording techniques. The same year, he appeared in Coppola's Rumble Fish and The Outsiders, and, in 1984, he appeared in the director's The Cotton Club. In 1985, he released Rain Dogs. In 1986, he appeared in Down By Law and made his theatrical debut with Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre in Frank's Wild Years, a musical play he had written with Brennan. An album based on the play was released in 1987, the same year Waits appeared in the films Candy Mountain and Ironweed. In 1988, he released a film and soundtrack album depicting one of his concerts, Big Time. In 1989, he appeared in the films Bearskin: An Urban Fairytale, Cold Feet, and Wait Until Spring. His work for the theater continued in 1990 when Waits partnered with opera director Robert Wilson and beat novelist William Burroughs and staged The Black Rider in Hamburg, Germany. In 1991, he appeared in the films Queens' Logic, The Fisher King, and At Play in the Fields of the Lord. In 1992, he scored the film Night on Earth; released the album Bone Machine, which won a Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album; appeared in the film Bram Stoker's Dracula; and returned to Hamburg for the staging of his second collaboration with Robert Wilson, Alice. The Black Rider was documented on CD in 1993, the same year Waits appeared in the film Short Cuts.

A long absence from recording resulted in the 1998 release of Beautiful Maladies, a retrospective of his work for Island. In 1999, Waits finally returned with a new album, Mule Variations. The record was a critical success, winning a Grammy for Best Contemporary Folk album, and was also his first for the independent Epitaph Records' Anti subsidiary. A small tour followed, but Waits jumped right back into the studio and began working on not one but two new albums. By the time he emerged in the spring of 2002, both Alice and Blood Money were released on Anti Records. Blood Money consisted of the songs from the third Wilson/Waits collaboration that was staged in Denmark in 2000 and won Best Drama of the Year. After limited touring in support of these two endeavors, Waits returned to the recording studio and issued Real Gone in 2004. The album marked a large departure for him, in that it contained no keyboards at all, focusing only on stringed and rhythm instruments. Glitter and Doom Live appeared in 2009.

~ William Ruhlmann, Rovi

Tom Waits - Foreign Affairs (1977):

Tom Waits - Foreign Affairs (1977) [2010, Japan mini LP, WPCR-13778]


01. Cinny's Waltz
02. Muriel
03. I Never Talk To Strangers
04. Medley: Jack & Neal/California,Here I Come
05. A Sight For Sore Eyes
06. Potter's Field
07. Burma-Shave
08. Barber Shop
09. Foreign Affair


Gene Cipriano – clarinet solos on "Potter's Field"
Jim Hughart – bass
Shelly Manne – drums
Bette Midler – vocals on "I Never Talk to Strangers"
Jack Sheldon – trumpet solos
Frank Vicari – tenor saxophone solos
Tom Waits – piano, vocals

2010 Digitally Remastered by Isao Kikuchi (Warner Music Mastering)

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