Big Time

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Big Time is an 18-track live album running nearly 68 minutes, its material drawn mostly from Tom Waits' trio of recent studio albums, Swordfishtrombones, Rain Dogs, and Franks Wild Years. One track, "Falling Down," is a previously unissued studio recording. The performance of "Strange Weather" marks Waits' first recording of a song he and his wife, Kathleen Brennan, wrote for Marianne Faithfull. It's challenging music, made somewhat more accessible in a live context. Waits' performances tended to be somewhat over the top on the studio versions of these songs, but before a live audience his theatrics seem more appropriate, and he even includes a mini-set of piano ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Big Time is an 18-track live album running nearly 68 minutes, its material drawn mostly from Tom Waits' trio of recent studio albums, Swordfishtrombones, Rain Dogs, and Franks Wild Years. One track, "Falling Down," is a previously unissued studio recording. The performance of "Strange Weather" marks Waits' first recording of a song he and his wife, Kathleen Brennan, wrote for Marianne Faithfull. It's challenging music, made somewhat more accessible in a live context. Waits' performances tended to be somewhat over the top on the studio versions of these songs, but before a live audience his theatrics seem more appropriate, and he even includes a mini-set of piano ballads. Still, it takes him until the seventh tune, "Way Down in the Hole," to bring the audience to life, and he rarely speaks, in marked contrast to the earlier live-in-the-studio album Nighthawks at the Diner. But Big Time makes a useful sampler of Waits' later work that might enable a listener to determine whether to invest in the studio recordings.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/15/1990
  • Label: Island
  • UPC: 042284247023
  • Catalog Number: 842470
  • Sales rank: 1,794

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 16 Shells from a Thirty-Ought-Six (4:10)
  2. 2 Red Shoes (4:06)
  3. 3 Underground (2:20)
  4. 4 Cold Cold Ground (3:18)
  5. 5 Straight to the Top (2:45)
  6. 6 Yesterday Is Here (2:57)
  7. 7 Way Down in the Hole (4:26)
  8. 8 Falling Down (4:12)
  9. 9 Strange Weather (3:20)
  10. 10 Big Black Mariah (2:41)
  11. 11 Rain Dogs (3:52)
  12. 12 Train Song (2:54)
  13. 13 Johnsburg, Illinois (1:32)
  14. 14 Ruby's Arms (4:44)
  15. 15 Telephone Call from Istanbul (4:15)
  16. 16 Clap Hands (4:43)
  17. 17 Gun Street Girl (4:00)
  18. 18 Time (4:00)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Tom Waits Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Organ, Vocals
Marc Ribot Banjo, Guitar, Trumpet
Ralph Carney Clarinet, Horn, Saxophone, Baritone
Larry Taylor Bass
Michael Blair Percussion, Bongos, Drums
Greg Cohen Bass, Electric Bass, Bass Guitar, Alto Horn
Richie Hayward Drums
Fred Tackett Guitar
Willy Schwarz Accordion, Conga, Hammond Organ, Sitar
Technical Credits
Tom Waits Composer, Producer
Chris Blackwell Producer
Kathleen Brennan Composer, Producer
Greg Cohen Composer
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