45 RPM Vinyl Record
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50th Anniversary 180-gram double LP reissue!
Half-speed mastered at Abbey Road Studios
Limited edition one-time pressing!
ANTI- Records is marking the 50th anniversary of Tom Waits' debut album Closing Time with a new vinyl reissue.
The double LP set is pressed on black vinyl cut at 45 RPM, with half-speed mastering by London's Abbey Road Studios. It's packaged in a gatefold jacket specially created with thicker board and black poly-lined inner sleeves. Pre-orders are now available,
Last year, Waits marked the 20th anniversaries of his albums Alice and Blood Money with similar vinyl reissues.
Reviewer William Ruhlmann, writing for AllMusic, gives the album 4.5/5 stars, saying "Tom Waits' debut album is a minor-key masterpiece filled with songs of late-night loneliness. Within his chosen narrow range of the cocktail bar pianistics and muttered vocals, Waits and producer Jerry Yester manage to deliver a surprisingly broad collection of styles, from the jazzy 'Virginia Avenue' to the uptempo off-kilter funkiness of 'Ice Cream Man.' The acoustic guitar folkiness of the tender 'I Hope That I Don't Fall in Love with You' is an upside-down take on the Laurel Canyon sound, while the saloon song 'Midnight Lullaby' would have been a perfect addition to the repertoires of Frank Sinatra and/or Tony Bennett."
|Side A||Ol' 55||I Hope That I Don't Fall in Love with You||Virginia Avenue||Side B||Old Shoes (& Picture Postcards)||Midnight Lullaby||Martha Side||Side C||Rosie||Lonely||Ice Cream Man Side||Side D||Little Trip to Heaven (On the Wings of Your Love)||Grapefruit Moon||Closing Time|