1977's Foreign Affairs takes the jazz and poetry that Tom Waits explored on his earlier albums in a more cinematic direction, foreshadowing his own breakthrough work in the '80s. Opening with the instrumental Cinnyâs Waltz and featuring some new standards like Muriel and I Never Talk to Strangers, his dramatic duet with Bette Midler, this album gets into some of Waits' most ambitious storytelling ever. Foreign Affairs also features the jazzy, colorful Jack and Neil and the sweeping, dramatic Potters Field as well as classic Waits ballads Burma Shave and Sight For Sore Eyes.
This limited edition LP reissue is pressed on grey vinyl, and is only available through independent shops such as ourselves.
- Grey vinyl
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1. Cinny's Waltz
3. I Never Talk To Strangers
4. Medley: Jack & Neal / California, Here I Come
5. A Sight For Sore Eyes
6. Potter's Field
8. Barber Shop
9. Foreign Affair