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Tom Waits: Swordfishtrombones (Island ILPS90095-1)

Sam Sutherland, High Fidelity, January 1984

BETWEEN HIS fall from grace at his old record company (due as much to executive shifts as poor sales) and his time-consuming involvement in the score for Francis Coppola's wonderful, sadly neglected film One from the Heart, Tom Waits has remained out of the limelight in recent years but hardly out of action.

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