Tom Waits

The Austin Broadcast 1978 & the 1976 European Broadcast

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Yet while his hard-drinking lifestyle threatened to catch up with him in the mid-tolate 70s, Waits was always at the top of his game as a performer, as the two TV
specials included on The Austin Broadcast 1978 & the 1976 European Broadcast
make clear.The frst, recorded for an Austin City Limits TV special just months
after the release of his sixth studio album, Blue Valentine, plays like a fever dream
from a smoky jazz club, Waits delivering the Great American Songbook classic
Summertime alongside some of his fnest narrative songs, including Christmas
Card From A Hooker In Minneapolis and Small Change.The performance flmed in
a TV studio in Denmark, on 1 June 1976, fnds the fast-developing talent honing
his stagecraft. Bonus Track The Piano Has Been Drinking, recorded in 1977,
captures that talent exploding in hilarious wordplay.


Burma Shave 
Annie's Back in Town 
I Wish I Was in New Orleans 
A Sweet Little Bullet from a Pretty Blue Gun 
On the Nickel 
Romeo Is Bleeding 
Silent Night 
Christmas Card from a Hooker in Minneapolis 
Small Change 
Elephant Beer Blues 
New Coat of Paint 
Warm Beer and Cold Women 
Emotional Weather Report 
Bad Liver and a Broken Heart 
Semi Suite 
Spare Parts