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The Early Years Vol. 2

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Hope I Don't Fall in Love with You
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Ol '55
4:07  
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Mockin' Bird
3:27  
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In Between Love
3:01  
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Blue Skies
2:13  
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Nobody
2:47  
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I Want You
1:22  
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Shiver Me Timbers
3:48  
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Grapefruit Moon
4:36  
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Diamonds on My Windshield
3:10  
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Please Call Me, Baby
3:43  
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So It Goes
2:31  
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Old Shoes
4:25  
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Total Tracks: 13   Total Length: 44:11

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Early Work From The Real Boss

10ACPL8

If you don't have these songs and like Tom Waits, why are you reading this and not downloading this CD? Same for Volume 1. If you don't like Tom Waits, I feel for you. You're missing out on a true American treasure.

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skip the music check out the u-tube

arnoldmsax

alhough much of the two albums offered by itunes are not reminisent of his current offerings, this site is well worth checking out if not just for the xtra offerings of tube time.

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Tom Waits 101

LeeRocker

Tom Waits has written so many achingly beautiful, funny, and witty songs that it would take 4 or 5 volumes to properly catalogue them. As much as I like the songs chosen here, I think they are best enjoyed on his albums, all of which are carefully constructed to create a specfic groove and expereince for the listener, especially his later stuff which can be loosely defined as concept albums and flat out mini-operas. This is a good place to start, but buy the records!

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lovely sweet tom waits songs

elliptickle

Excellent if earnest tracks, especially Nobody and Please Call Me, Baby; Diamonds on my Windshield too.

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more waits please!

luckiekatt13

this is cool, classic waits, but not my speed. emusic -- we need some of his gritty stuff! give me an accordion and some pots n pans. rain dogs, big time, 9th & hennepin! aw hell what do I know?

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dunnoo

jblcva

I have 3 Tom Waits CD's and this doesn't sound like him.

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A young sweet voice

6bmike

So this is what his voice sounded like before a million cigarettes and a few drums of scotch. It is so beautiful.

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Transcending Time

bohlbrecht

This is a great intro to Tom's music. Nothing but pure singer/songwriter bare and putting his soul and emotions out for all to connect with. Sounds like it was written today. Give it a chance and check it out.

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My favourite album to fall asleep to

Floss

But don't let that put you off. This album has travelled with me through many of life's trials and triumphs. I have recommended it to everybody I know, usually on first meeting them. I love it. Standout tracks are Hope I don't, Ol 55 and Grapefruit Moon. Simply beautiful.

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Libel

munkypunks

for the review to diss the early compilations. I have both of them; while I love them both, this is my favourite of the two. The different versions of his songs are always interesting, and I love the pared down sound.

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They Say All Music Guide

Like its predecessor, The Early Years, Vol. 2 consists of demos recorded by Tom Waits in 1971, two years before he released his debut album, Closing Time. “Hope I Don’t Fall in Love With You,” “Ol’ 55,” “Grapefruit Moon,” and “Old Shoes” later turned up on that album, while “Shiver Me Timbers,” “Diamonds on My Windshield,” and “Please Call Me Baby” appeared on Waits’ second album, The Heart of Saturday Night, in 1974. The release of the two Early Years albums demonstrates that Waits’ better early material made it onto his regular releases — the previously unreleased stuff, while interesting, is not as good. And since Waits’ albums were not overproduced, the main difference between these versions and the familiar ones is that the familiar ones are better. Still, Waits fans will enjoy hearing, for example, “Ol’ 55″ performed in a higher key and with an acoustic guitar backing. – William Ruhlmann

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