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Tom Waits - NIghthawks At The Diner LP


After signing with Asylum Records in the early 1970s, Tom Waits recorded a series of acclaimed albums whose noir tales about the after-midnight underworld transformed the seedy into the sublime in songs laced with both dark humor and profound longing. Decades and several musical evolutions later, Waits' Asylum years still hold a special place in the hearts of many fans. Waits' first seven albums on Asylum have been remastered and will be re-released via Anti-Records.

Produced by Bones Howe and recorded in front of a live audience at the Record Plant recording studio in Los Angeles, CA in 1975, Nighthawks at the Diner debuts some of Tom Waits' greatest classics like "Warm Beer, Cold Women" and "Eggs and Sausage" with a crack jazz ensemble - Pete Christlieb (tenor saxophone), Bill Goodwin (drums), Jim Hughart(upright bass) and Mike Melvoin (piano, guitar) - backing him up and some of the greatest stage banter ever committed to record.