Tom Waits’ ‘Heartattack and Vine’ is his sixth studio album recorded from June 16 till July 15, 1980 and released in September 1980 by Asylum.
Track Listing : 1.Heartattack And Vine (Tom Waits) – 04:50 . 2.In Shades (Tom Waits) – 04:25 . 3.Saving All My Love For You (Tom Waits) – 03:41 . 4.Downtown (Tom Waits) – 04:45 . 5.Jersey Girl (Tom Waits) – 05:11 . 6.’Til The Money Runs Out (Tom Waits) – 04:25 . 7.On The Nickel (Tom Waits) – 06:19 . 8.Mr. Siegal (Tom Waits) – 05:14
Musicians : Tom Waits – Vocals, Electric Guitar, Piano . Ronnie Barron – Hammond Organ, Piano . Roland Bautista – Electric Guitar, Twelve-String Guitar . Greg Cohen – Bass . Victor Feldman – Percussion, Chimes, Glockenspiel . Jim Hughart – Bass . Plas Johnson – Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone . Michael Lang – Piano . Larry Taylor – Bass . Big John Thomassie – Drums . Jerry Yester – Conductor . Bob Alcivar – Conductor
Production : Produced By Bones Howe . Bob Alcivar, Jerry Yester . Bones Howe – Engineer . Geoff Howe – Assistant Engineer . Terry Dunavan – Mastering
Arrangements : Bob Alcivar, Jerry Yester
Package : Norm Ung – Art Direction . Ron Coro – Art Direction . Greg Gorman – Photography
Recorded June 16-July 15, 1980 At Filmways/Heider Studio B, Hollywood, California.
Released In September 1980 By Asylum.
While he can be faulted on many counts — the godawful condition of his voice, his perverse love for dime-store kitsch imagery — the purity of his intentions is never in question: Tom Waits finds more beauty in the gutter than most people would find in the Garden of Eden. […]
His arrangement, voice, lyrics and orchestration are all simply beautiful and should be on everyone’s inspiration list. It would be a crime not to give this album a 5 out of 5. It’s genius. […]
While there are a couple of standout songs, for the most part, the album doesn’t feel like Waits to me, and not because of a change in style. It just comes across as empty. […]