One from the Heart (album)

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One from the Heart
One From the Heart cover.jpg
Soundtrack album by Tom Waits and Crystal Gayle
Released February 1982[1]
Recorded October 1980-September 1981
Studio Wally Heider Studios, Hollywood, California
Genre Jazz blues, jazz, film soundtrack
Length 41:45
Label CBS
Producer Bones Howe
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Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars link
Mojo 4/5 stars
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars link
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 4/5 stars[2]

One from the Heart is a soundtrack album of Tom Waits compositions for the Francis Ford Coppola film of the same name. It was recorded from October 1980 to September 1981, and released in February 1982. It was during this period that Waits met his wife Kathleen Brennan, an employee at the studio where it was recorded.[3]

Crystal Gayle features prominently on the record, performing either solo or in duets with Waits. The soundtrack was nominated for an Academy Award for Original Music Score.

The movie was re-released on DVD on January 27, 2004, and the DVD contains remixed and remastered Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound of the soundtrack from Waits' original studio sessions, a documentary on the making of the soundtrack, as well as previously unreleased demo recordings and alternate takes.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Tom Waits.

Side One

No. Title Length
1. "Opening Montage (Tom's Piano Intro/Once Upon a Town/The Wages of Love)" 5:16
2. "Is There Any Way Out of This Dream?" 2:13
3. "Picking up After You" 3:54
4. "Old Boyfriends" 5:53
5. "Broken Bicycles" 2:53

Side Two

No. Title Length
1. "I Beg Your Pardon" 4:26
2. "Little Boy Blue" 3:43
3. "Instrumental Montage (The Tango/Circus Girl)" 3:00
4. "You Can't Unring a Bell" 2:20
5. "This One's from the Heart" 5:45
6. "Take Me Home" 1:37
7. "Presents" (Instrumental) 1:00



Technical personnel[edit]

  • Bones Howe – producer, sound, engineer, remixer
  • Biff Dawes – engineer
  • Tim Boyle – second engineer
  • Dave Demore – second engineer
  • Bob Winder – second engineer
  • Richard Beggs – sound montages
  • Kathy Morton – sound assistant


  1. ^ "One from the Heart - Rate Your Music". Rate Your Music. Retrieved 12 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "Tom Waits: Album Guide". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on September 19, 2011. 
  3. ^ "One From the Heart". Retrieved 3 June 2013. 

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