The Heart of Saturday Night

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The Heart of Saturday Night
Studio album by Tom Waits
Released October 1974 (1974-10)
Genre Folk, blues, jazz[1]
Length 40:54
Label Asylum
Producer Bones Howe
Tom Waits chronology
Closing Time
(1973)
The Heart of Saturday Night
(1974)
Small Change
(1976)
Singles from The Heart of Saturday Night
  1. "Blue Skies (non-album single)"
    Released: October 1974 (1974-10)
  2. "San Diego Serenade"
    Released: 1975 (1975)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau C+[2]
Los Angeles Times favorable[3]
The New York Times (favorable)[4]
Paste (favorable)[5]
Q 4/5 stars[6]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars 1974[7] 2004[8]
The Village Voice (mixed)[9]
Yahoo! Music (favorable)[10]

The Heart of Saturday Night is the second studio album by singer and songwriter Tom Waits, released in 1974 on Asylum Records. In 2003, the album was ranked number 339 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time, his highest placing. The album cover is based on In the Wee Small Hours by Frank Sinatra.[11] Cal Schenkel was the art director and the cover art was by Lyn Lascaro aka Napolean.

The title song was written as a tribute to Jack Kerouac.[12]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Tom Waits.

Side one

No. Title Length
1. "New Coat of Paint"   3:23
2. "San Diego Serenade"   3:30
3. "Semi Suite"   3:29
4. "Shiver Me Timbers"   4:26
5. "Diamonds on My Windshield"   3:12
6. "(Looking for) The Heart of Saturday Night"   3:53

Side two

No. Title Length
1. "Fumblin' with the Blues"   3:02
2. "Please Call Me, Baby"   4:25
3. "Depot, Depot"   3:46
4. "Drunk on the Moon"   5:06
5. "The Ghosts of Saturday Night (After Hours at Napoleone's Pizza House)"   3:16
Total length:
40:54

Personnel[edit]

All personnel credits adapted from the album's liner notes.[13]

Performer
Musicians
Technical personnel
Design personnel

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
United Kingdom (BPI)[14] Gold 100,000^
Summaries

^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ruhlmann, William. Review: The Heart of Saturday Night. Allmusic. Retrieved on 2009-08-05.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. Review: The Heart of Saturday Night. The Village Voice. Retrieved on 2009-08-05.
  3. ^ Siegal, Buddy. Review: The Heart of Saturday Night. Los Angeles Times. Retrieved on 2009-08-05.
  4. ^ Davis, Stephen. "Review: The Heart of Saturday Night". New York Times: 119. December 21, 1975.
  5. ^ LaBate, Steve. Review: The Heart of Saturday Night. Paste. Retrieved on 2009-08-05.
  6. ^ Columnist. "Review: The Heart of Saturday Night. Q: 100. October 1992.
  7. ^ Holden, Stephen. Review: The Heart of Saturday Night. Rolling Stone. Retrieved on 2009-08-05.
  8. ^ Hoard, Christian. Review: The Heart of Saturday Night. Rolling Stone: 854–855. November 2, 2004.
  9. ^ Maslin, Janet. "Review: The Heart of Saturday Night". The Village Voice: 105–106. November 21, 1974.
  10. ^ DiMartino, David. Review: The Heart of Saturday Night. Yahoo! Music. Retrieved on 2009-08-05.
  11. ^ Art Director: Cal Schenkel Cover Art: Napoleon aka Lyn Lascaro 339) The Heart of Saturday Night : Rolling Stone
  12. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qt5Ecm78hj8&sns=fb
  13. ^ The Heart of Saturday Night (CD). Tom Waits. Asylum Records. 1974. 7559-60597-2. 
  14. ^ "British album certifications – Tom Waits – The Heart of Saturday Night". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter The Heart of Saturday Night in the field Search. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Click Go

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