Tom Waits - Round Midnight: Minneapolis Broadcast '75


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ALTE 038
UPC: 803341350977
EAN: 803341350977
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180 Gram Vinyl Record

No. of Discs: 2

180 Gram LP


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In December, 1975, Tom Waits entered the studios of KQRS Minneapolis for his first ever FM broadcast, floated across the airwaves by that very station and syndicated by many others nationwide. Now considered the holy grail of Waits broadcasts amongst serious collectors of the great man's work, this performance featuring Waits alone at his piano with just his magnificent voice as accompaniment, the way he should be heard, is nothing short of staggering.

This LP contains the full KQRS broadcast in perfect FM stereo quality, during which Tom performs a range of songs taken from his first three records — "Closing Time," "The Heart Of Saturday Night" and the aforementioned "Nighthawks." Bonus tracks include songs from three exceptional TV broadcasts from the early to mid 1980s, and include "Mr. Siegal" performed on Don Lang's show in 1981, plus two 1986 David Letterman show broadcasts in support of his then-brand-new masterpiece Swordfishtrombones.



1. Emotional Weather Report
2. Eggs & Sausage [Intro.]
3. Eggs & Sausage
4. Better Off Without A Wife
5. Semi Suite
6. Spare Parts
7. The Ghosts Of Saturday / The Heart Of Saturday Night
8. New Coat Of Paint
9. Warm Beer & Cold Women
10. Virginia Avenue (2:48)
11. San Diego Serenade
12. Putnam County
13. Ol’ 55
14. Mr Siegal [Don Lane Show 1981]*
15. Tango Till They’re Sore [David Letterman Show 1986]*
16. Time [David Letterman Show 1986]*

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