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Blue Valentine:Tom Waits

Blue Valentine is the sixth studio album by American rock musician Tom Waits, released in September 1978 on Asylum Records. The album was recorded over the course of six sessions from July to August 1978 with producer Bones Howe.

The woman pictured with Waits on the back cover is Rickie Lee Jones, another singer/songwriter with whom he was having a relationship at the time. This album peaked on the Australian charts in late 1978 at #42.

Track listing[edit]Edit

All tracks written by Tom Waits, except where noted.

Side one

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Somewhere(From West Side Story) Music: Leonard Bernstein; lyrics: Stephen Sondheim 3:53
2. "Red Shoes by the Drugstore"   3:14
3. "Christmas Card from a Hooker in Minneapolis"   4:33
4. "Romeo Is Bleeding"   4:52
5. "$29.00"   8:15

Side two

No. Title Length
1. "Wrong Side of the Road"   5:14
2. "Whistlin' Past the Graveyard"   3:17
3. "Kentucky Avenue"   4:49
4. "A Sweet Little Bullet from a Pretty Blue Gun"   5:36
5. "Blue Valentines"   5:49


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