Album artwork for Nighthawks At The Diner by Tom Waits

Remastered and reissued on Anti. For his third album, Nighthawks at the Diner, Tom Waits set up a nightclub in the studio, invited an audience, and cut a 70-minute, two-LP set of new songs. It's an appropriate format for compositions that deal even more graphically and, for the first time, humorously with Waits' late-night world of bars and diners. The love lyrics of his debut album had long since given way to a comic lonely-guy stance glimpsed in Emotional Weather Report and Better Off Without a Wife. But what really matters is the elaborate scene-setting of songs like the six-and-a-half-minute Spare Parts, the seven-and-a-half-minute Putnam County, and especially the 11-and-a-half-minute Nighthawk Postcards that are essentially poetry recitations with jazz backing. Waits is a colourful tour guide of midnight L.A., raving over a swinging rhythm section of Jim Hughart (bass) and Bill Goodwin (drums), with Pete Christlieb wailing away on tenor sax between paragraphs and Mike Melvoin trading off with Waits on piano runs.

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Tom Waits

Nighthawks At The Diner

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Album artwork for Nighthawks At The Diner by Tom Waits
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Released 11/05/2018Catalogue Number

275671

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Tom Waits

Nighthawks At The Diner

Anti
Album artwork for Nighthawks At The Diner by Tom Waits
LPx2

£24.99

Double 180 Gram Black Vinyl with Download.

Released 11/05/2018Catalogue Number

275671

Album artwork for Nighthawks At The Diner by Tom Waits
LPx2 +

£27.99

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Moss Green

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Released 08/04/2022Catalogue Number

275674

Album artwork for Nighthawks At The Diner by Tom Waits
CD

£10.99

Digipack.

Released 23/03/2018Catalogue Number

275672

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Remastered and reissued on Anti. For his third album, Nighthawks at the Diner, Tom Waits set up a nightclub in the studio, invited an audience, and cut a 70-minute, two-LP set of new songs. It's an appropriate format for compositions that deal even more graphically and, for the first time, humorously with Waits' late-night world of bars and diners. The love lyrics of his debut album had long since given way to a comic lonely-guy stance glimpsed in Emotional Weather Report and Better Off Without a Wife. But what really matters is the elaborate scene-setting of songs like the six-and-a-half-minute Spare Parts, the seven-and-a-half-minute Putnam County, and especially the 11-and-a-half-minute Nighthawk Postcards that are essentially poetry recitations with jazz backing. Waits is a colourful tour guide of midnight L.A., raving over a swinging rhythm section of Jim Hughart (bass) and Bill Goodwin (drums), with Pete Christlieb wailing away on tenor sax between paragraphs and Mike Melvoin trading off with Waits on piano runs.

CD - Digipack.

2LP+ - Double 180 Gram Red Vinyl with Download.

2LP - Double 180 Gram Black Vinyl with Download.