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Closing Time


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  • Audio CD (Nov. 6 1990)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Elektra Entertain.
  • ASIN: B000002GYR
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  LP Record
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (80 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #7,133 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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
7. Rosie
8. Lonely
9. Ice Cream Man
10. Little Trip To Heaven (On The Wings Of Your Love)
11. Grapefruit Moon
12. Closing Time


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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Darrin Dean Hotrum on June 9 2004
Format: Audio CD
Before Tom Waits became so uniquely original he was simply a balladeer. Back in 1973 Tom Waits wasn't singing about those topics that only he could think of like the 'Big Black Maria' (Rain Dogs) or cookin up a 'Filipino Box Spring Hog' (Mule Variations). No, back then he sang about love.
Below is my take on each song on the album. It is not a perfect album. There are some weak tracks. But it is an album that every self respecting music fan should own.
Ol' 55 - Arguably the best song he has ever written and that is saying quite a bit for such a legendary musician.
I Hope That I Don't... - From a great song to this you may think he's not as good as you thought. Be patient, it gets better. This song is reminiscent of the Bob Dylan song 'Eternal Circle' (See the 'Bootleg Series Vol. 1-3'). It is told in that conversational style that Dylan used. In my opinion, one of the weaker tracks, but still not so bad you would want to skip it.
Virginia Avenue - A jazzy song that is a little glimpse of what is to come from Tom Waits.
Old Shoes - This is what country music should sound like. A great song with an inviting groove.
Midnight Lullaby - Sounds best after two or three Jack and Coke's. Another great one.
Martha - Beautiful. If I weren't a grown man it would make me cry. If you've ever tried to reconnect with a lover you wish you never lost, this song will take you back to how you felt.
Rosie - A 'come back lover' song that actually sounds cool.
Lonely - Here's where the album takes a down turn. This is very much a skip-able track. A good reason why sometimes you shouldn't write music on the piano. Sometimes it just doesn't work to be signing the same notes you're playing.
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By B.L. Bradley on Feb. 10 2013
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Have long been a fan - most unusual voice which is truly used as a instrument on each track Waits has ever cut. This CD is one of my favorites !
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Format: Audio CD
Closing Time is not as dark or quirky as some of the later Tom Waits albums and is an excellent introduction if you are unfamiliar with his music. This album is a beautiful blend of blues and jazz with a hint of country for good measure all delivered by Toms' wonderful smoky, gravelly voice. Although a lot more mellow than later offerings such as Rain Dogs and Swordfish, that indefinable uniqueness that is Tom Waits is still visible.

Particularly outstanding are the tracks `Midnight Lullaby', `Martha' and `Grapefruit Moon' although there isn't a single track on this CD that isn't good on this near perfect album. This is one to put on when the lights are low and you just want to kick off your shoes and relax.
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Format: Audio CD
Without a doubt, Waits' best work (yes, I'm getting on my stump - above "Small Change", and I have them all...). Tom's lyrics are easy, profound, and are shared with passion and ease. Top props go to "Martha" - there is no concise way to capture the deep emotion of these lyrics.
Thank you, Tom, for giving us "Martha", "Grapefruit Moon", "Closing Time", and all of the other amazing songs on this record; in a loose way, you gave us the soundtrack to Bukowski's "You Get So Alone at Times...". To all other Waits fans, or those checking out Tom for the first time, absolutely get this record.
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By A Customer on June 2 2004
Format: Audio CD
Tom Waits is a brilliant singer/songwriter, and a true performer. This artist has accomplished quite a bit in his long and interesting career. However, his best work still remains his first effort. CLOSING TIME is filled with classics that transport you to perhaps a different time, and a place where you are surrounded by ragamuffins dwelling on wrong turns that they made in life that have led them to where they are now. The songs are stories, told by a master storyteller. I recommend this album as an introduction to Tom Waits, as well as the "Early Years" CDs. Enjoy!
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By Sir Mawn on May 3 2004
Format: Audio CD
If I had to choose an album that changed my life and the way I listen and play it's Closing Time.
Here are some of the album's highlights:
Ol' 55's laid back country charm is now a classic. The backing vocals are memorable and the piano arrangement is simple yet brilliant.
I Hope that I Don't Fall in Love with You strikes you as a simple ballad at first. Then it becomes a part of you. The guitar arrangements and that beautiful lyrical pause: "Now it's closing tiiiiime...... the music's fading out" is perfect.
The bluesy Virginia Avenue with its muted trumpet is gorgeous. It foreshadows future masterpieces such as Fumblin' with the Blues and Invitation to the Blues.
Midnight Lullaby has the same Virginia Avenue feel. Great trumpet arrangements and closes out with a great "lullabying" piano.
Martha is one of the highlights of the album. The opening lines are full of melancholy and beautiful melodies. Then comes the change of tempo with the "weeping" strings and Tom's penetrating voice. Amazing.
Grapefruit Moon has to be one of the greatest songs of all time. Something truly "breaks inside".
And the closing instrumental Closing Time is the perfect finisher. One of the great masterpieces of the 20th century.
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