Having remastered his catalogue for Anti- Records spanning from 1999 to 2011 last year for CD and vinyl, iconoclastic singer Tom Waits will next partner with the label by turning his attention to the seven albums he released on the Asylum label during the first portion of his career.
Waits and his wife and creative partner Kathleen Brennan have remastered all of Waits’ studio and live output between 1973 and 1980 for CD and 180-gram LP, bringing many of the albums back into physical print after long absences. Debut album Closing Time (1973) will be the first available on March 9, with CDs of The Heart of Saturday Night (1974), the live Nighthawks At The Diner (1975), Small Change (1976), Foreign Affairs (1977), Blue Valentine (1978) and Heartattack and Vine (1980), due to street the same day; LPs follow at unspecified dates this year. (As promised in the Anti- batch in 2017, the rarities set Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers and Bastards will come to vinyl this year, with each volume in the original 3CD set looking to be available separately.)
While links for all CD titles have been posted to Waits’ official web store, Closing Time remains the only one you can pre-order on Amazon; you can do so at the links below.
Closing Time (originally released as Asylum SD-5061, 1973 – reissued Anti-, 2018)