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The words and music of Tom Waits.


The words and music of Tom Waits.

Kessel, Corinne.



176 pages



The Praeger singer-songwriter collection


Providing an overview of this prolific composer's entire musical career, this volume also examines the recurring imagery, characters, and narrative themes in the artist's work as well as his musical technique and creative process. Kessel, who helped produce Waits' rock opera the Black Rider begins with a brief biography and discussion of each of his albums before presenting a thorough analysis of the man's instrumentation, voice, music, and writing, concluding with an essay on Tom Waits's realism. The complete and detailed discography, filmography, list of tribute albums and covered songs, and extensive annotated bibliography will provide a handy resource for fans and record collectors.

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Date:May 1, 2009
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