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Tom Waits' debut album is a minor-key masterpiece filled with songs of late-night loneliness. Within his chosen narrow range of the cocktail bar pianistics and muttered vocals, Waits and producer Jerry Yester manage to deliver a surprisingly broad collection of styles, from the jazzy "Virginia Avenue" to the uptempo off-kilter funkiness of "Ice Cream Man." The acoustic guitar folkiness of the tender "I Hope That I Don't Fall in Love with You" is an upside-down take on the Laurel Canyon sound, while the saloon song "Midnight ...

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  1. Ol' 55
  2. I Hope That I Don't Fall in Love with You
  3. Virginia Avenue
  4. Old Shoes (& Picture Postcards)
  5. Midnight Lullaby
  6. Martha
  7. Rosie
  8. Lonely
  9. Ice Cream Man
  10. Little Trip to Heaven (On the Wings of Your Love)
  11. Grapefruit Moon
  12. Closing Time
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