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Night on Earth [Tom Waits]


  • 1. Back in the Good Old World (Gypsy)
    2. Los Angeles Mood (Chromium Descensions)
    3. Los Angeles Theme (Another Private Dick)
    4. New York Theme (Hey, You Can Have That Heart Attack Outside Buddy)
    5. New York Mood (New Haircut and a Busted Lip)
    6. Baby, I'm Not a Baby Anymore (Beatrice Theme)
    7. Good Old World (Waltz)
    8. Carnival (Brunello del Montalcino)
    9. On the Other Side of the World
    10. Good Old World (Gypsy Instrumental)
    11. Paris Mood (Un de Fromage)
    12. Dragging a Dead Priest
    13. Helsinki Mood
    14. Carnival Bob's Confession
    15. Good Old World (Waltz)
    16. On the Other Side of the World - (TRUE instrumental)
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 510 725

  • Credits
    ProducerTom Waits
    EngineerBiff Dawes

    Personnel: Tom Waits (vocals); Joe Gore (guitar, banjo); Matthew Brubeck (cello); Josef Brinckmann (accordion); Ralph Carney (alto & tenor saxophones, trumpet, clarinet, bass clarinet, baritone horn, pan pipes); Francis Thumm (harmonium, Stinson band organ); Clark Suprynowitz (bass); Mule Patterson (drums, percussion, piano).
    Recorded at Prairie Sun Studios, Cateti, California.
    Tom Waits brings an appropriately international flavor to his mostly instrumental score for Jim Jarmusch's globetrotting taxicab movie. As in all his music of the time, Waits' chief influence is Kurt Weill, and using horns and accordion among other instruments, he re-creates Weill's creepy, catchy style in 16 short tracks running almost 53 minutes. He and Kathleen Brennan contribute three songs with lyrics, which Waits performs in a calmer, more melodic way than those on some of his recent albums. Still, this soundtrack is very much in the style of Waits' Swordfishtrombones, Rain Dogs, and Franks Wild Years albums. ~ William Ruhlmann

  • Critic Reviews
    Q (10/92, p.101) - 3 Stars - Good - "...unusually satisfying background music..."
    Musician (6/92, p.96) - "...everything you'd expect: stalking basslines, creaking Ralph Carney saxophones, the obligatory accordion, harmonium and Stinson band organ. Since only 3 cuts feature Waits' nicotine growl, this could be the karaoke party album of the year..."
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