1. Tom Waits Closing Time (50th Ann 2-LP)
  2. Tom Waits Closing Time (50th Ann 2-LP)

Tom Waits — Closing Time (50th Ann 2-LP)

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Half-Speed Mastered on Double 180-Gram Black Vinyl

2023 marks 50 years since Waits released his landmark debut album, Closing Time. Called “a minor key masterpiece filled with songs of late-night loneliness” by All Music Guide, Closing Time features the distinctly lyrical storytelling and blending of jazz, blues and folk styles that would come to be Waits’ hallmark sound. In Rolling Stone’s original 1973 review of the record, writer Stephen Holden immediately detects elements of pathos and bathos that will be poured over by fans and journalists in Waits’ records for years to come, saying that Waits “parodies the lounge music sub-genre so perfectly that we wonder if he’s putting us on or if he’s for real, and it is his especial triumph that in the end he has it both ways: He is able to deliver whole both the truth and the sham of the music.”

The album’s 50th anniversary vinyl is available for the first time as a double 180-gram LP cut at 45 RPM with half-speed mastering by London’s Abbey Road Studios. The gatefold jacket was also specially created with thicker board and black poly-lined inner sleeves.

Released: 6/2/23

Label: Anti

Vinyl: 180-Gram

Format: 2-LP
Half-Speed Mastered
Gatefold Jacket
50th Anniversary

  1. Ol’ 55
  2. I Hope That I Don’t Fall In Love With You
  3. Virginia Avenue
  4. Old Shoes (& Picture Postcards)
  5. Midnight Lullaby
  6. Martha Side
  7. Rosie
  8. Lonely
  9. Ice Cream Man Side
  10. Little Trip To Heaven (On The Wings Of Your Love)
  11. Grapefruit Moon
  12. Closing Time