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|Tom Waits||Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Guitar, Piano, Vocals|
|Frank Vicari||Tenor Saxophone|
|Bones Howe||Producer, Engineer|
|Glen Christensen||Art Direction|
Posted October 1, 2010
No matter how great, or how awful, any of the other songs on this album might be, Wait's duet with Midler, "I never talk to strangers" is one of the most absolutely gorgeous songs of the 20th Century. Listen to it when you are middle aged, when the kids aren't screaming bloody murder, when the freeway noise is down (but not completely gone). And give yourself the space to listen to two masters of song tear your heart out. It is just unspeakably lovely. Yes, yes, you can look up the lyrics on the web somewhere, but when you've *heard* them sing this song, then you'll know what singing is about. It is somewhat more complex than "What'll I do" by Berlin, but that's another short song that belongs on the short list of Something Done Right in the 20th century.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.