1978 Tom Waits – Blue Valentine

Blue Valentine is a 1978 album by Tom Waits, released by Asylum Records, his sixth album since his debut Closing Time in 1973. It was recorded over the course of six sessions from July to August 1978 with producer Bones Howe. Rickie Lee Jones is pictured with Waits on the back cover.

Tracks

1  Somewhere (from West Side Story) (Leonard Bernstein; Stephen Sondheim) 03:53
2  Red Shoes by the Drugstore (Tom Waits) 03:14
3  Christmas Card from a Hooker in Minneapolis (Tom Waits) 04:33
4  Romeo Is Bleeding (Tom Waits) 04:52
5  $29.00 (Tom Waits) 08:15
6  Wrong Side of the Road (Tom Waits) 05:14
7  Whistlin’ Past the Graveyard (Tom Waits) 03:17
8  Kentucky Avenue (Tom Waits) 04:49
9  A Sweet Little Bullet from a Pretty Blue Gun (Tom Waits) 05:36
10  Blue Valentines (Tom Waits) 05:50

Media

Musicians

1 Somewhere (from West Side Story)

VocalsTom Waits


2 Red Shoes by the Drugstore

BassByron Miller
DrumsRicky Lawson
GuitarRoland Bautista
Electric PianoDawili Gonga
VocalsTom Waits


3 Christmas Card from a Hooker in Minneapolis

Electric PianoDawili Gonga
PianoTom Waits
VocalsTom Waits


4 Romeo Is Bleeding

BassJim Hughart
DrumsChip White
GuitarRay Crawford
GuitarTom Waits
OrganCharles Kynard
SaxFrank Vicari
PercussionBobbye Hall
VocalsTom Waits


5 $29.00

BassByron Miller
DrumsRicky Lawson
GuitarRoland Bautista
GuitarTom Waits
Electric PianoDawili Gonga
VocalsTom Waits


6 Wrong Side of the Road

BassJim Hughart
DrumsChip White
GuitarRay Crawford
GuitarTom Waits
OrganCharles Kynard
SaxFrank Vicari
VocalsTom Waits


7 Whistlin’ Past the Graveyard

BassScott Edwards
DrumsEarl Palmer
GuitarAlvin Robinson
GuitarTom Waits
PianoHarold Battiste
SaxHerb Hardesty
VocalsTom Waits


8 Kentucky Avenue

PianoTom Waits
VocalsTom Waits


9 A Sweet Little Bullet from a Pretty Blue Gun

BassScott Edwards
DrumsEarl Palmer
GuitarAlvin Robinson
GuitarTom Waits
PianoHarold Battiste
SaxHerb Hardesty
VocalsTom Waits


10 Blue Valentines

Guitar (solo)Ray Crawford
GuitarTom Waits
VocalsTom Waits

Liner Notes

Producer – Bones Howe
Arranged By – Bob Alcivar (Track 8)
Conductor – Bob Alcivar (Track 8)
Engineer – Bones Howe
Engineer (Second) – Geoff Howe, Ralph Osborn
Mastered By – Terry Dunavan

Art Direction, Design – Ron Coro
Photography By – Elliot Gilbert
Typography – Bill Franks

Mastered At Elektra Sound Recorders
Recorded At Filmways/Heider Recording
Produced For B.H. Production
Phonographic Copyright (p) Elektra/Asylum Records
Copyright (c) Elektra/Asylum Records