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Posted By: GUEST,Rich
27-Jan-08 - 09:33 AM
Thread Name: Review: What's your favorite live album?
Subject: RE: Review: What's your favorite live album?
Just remembered, as I always forget its a live album. Tom Waits 'Nighthawks at the Diner'. Although it was an original album release, the way he recorded it was to convert a studio into a bar/ diner for two nights and perform the album front to back on both nights to a small audience. I think they then took whichever they preferred and released it as the album.

Absolutely fantastic album, definitely the peak for me from his 'Dive Bar Jazz/ Blues' period. Fantastic in-between-song story telling, and you can't go wrong with songs like 'Better off without a wife', 'Warm Beer and Cold Women' and 'Eggs and Sausage (in the back of a Cadillac with Susan Michelson)'.

If you haven't got it, get a copy and listen to it from front to back, preferably with a couple of bottles of red.