is an album by Franks Wild Years Tom Waits, released 1987 on Island Records. Subtitled "Un Operachi Romantico in Two Acts", the album contains songs written by Waits and collaborators (mainly his wife, Kathleen Brennan) for a play of the same name. The shared title of the album and the play is an iteration of "Frank's Wild Years", a song from Waits' 1983 album . Swordfishtrombones
The play had its world premiere at the Briar St. Theatre in
Chicago, Illinois on June 22, 1986, performed by the Steppenwolf Theatre Company.
Various versions of "
Way Down in the Hole" were used as the theme music for the HBO series , including Waits' original version for the second season. The songs "Temptation" and "Cold Cold Ground" were used in The Wire Jean-Claude Lauzon's film (1992). "Cold Cold Ground" was also used in the series Léolo . "Temptation" and "Straight to the Top (Vegas)" featured in the film Homicide: Life on the Street (2005), and "Innocent When You Dream" featured in the film Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (1995). Smoke [8 ]
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Track listing [ edit ]
Tracks written by Tom Waits, except where noted. Recorded by Danny Leake and Biff Dawes. Mixed by Biff Dawes at Sunset Sound,
"More Than Rain"
Way Down in the Hole"
"Straight to the Top (Vegas)"
"I'll Take New York"
"Telephone Call from Istanbul"
"Cold Cold Ground"
Innocent When You Dream (78)"
Musicians [ edit ]
Jay Anderson - bass
Michael Blair - drums, conga, percussion, maracas, marimba, orchestra bells, glockenspiel
Kathleen Brennan - vocal arrangements
Angela Brown - background vocals
Les Warner - drums
Richard Battin - guitar
Power Butts - rhythm guitar
Ralph Carney - sax, baritone horn, violin, tenor sax
Greg Cohen- bass, alto horn, horn arrangements, Leslie bass pedals
David Hidalgo - accordion Leslie Holland - background vocals
Lynne Jordan - background vocals
Marc Ribot - guitar, banjo
William Schimmel - piano, pump organ, accordion, Leslie bass pedals, cocktail piano
Larry Taylor - bass, upright bass
Moris Tepper - guitar Francis Thumm - prepared piano, pump organ
Tom Waits - vocals, pump organ, Optigan, guitar, vocal stylings, rooster, piano, Farfisa, Mellotron, drums, conga, tambourine
References [ edit ]
^ Ruhlmann, William. "Franks Wild Years – Tom Waits". AllMusic . Retrieved . November 17, 2015
^ Larkin, Colin (2007). (5th ed.). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music Omnibus Press. ISBN 0-857-12595-8.
^ Cromelin, Richard (August 30, 1987). "Waits: Dreamlike, Distant". Los Angeles Times . Retrieved . February 14, 2016
^ "Tom Waits – Franks Wild Years CD". CD Universe . Retrieved . November 17, 2015
^ "Tom Waits: Franks Wild Years". (73): 101. October 1992. Q
^ Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian, eds. (2004). . The New Rolling Stone Album Guide Simon & Schuster. pp. 854–55. ISBN 0-743-20169-8.
^ Christgau, Robert (January 26, 1988). "Christgau's Consumer Guide". The Village Voice . Retrieved . November 17, 2015
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