One From The Heart, 2012

One From The Heart  is a soundtrack album to a Francis Ford Coppola film, written by Tom Waits. The album features Tom Waits and Crystal Gayle. It was released in 1982.

Tom and Crystal sing solo and duet on this album, and their voices complement each other beautifully (this was pre-barking days for Tom, and his voice has a sweetness to it). The songs form a loose narrative, presumably mirroring the action in the film, but I wouldn’t know, I’ve never seen it. What drew me to the album was Tom, who I’ve followed since Swordfishtrombones. While I’m a huge fan of some of the recent albums, particularly Real Gone, the stuff I really love is the early, romantic stuff. One From The Heart does it for me, and it’s funny too.

Here’s Picking Up After You.

In our house this CD can be found: dining room, right-hand bookshelves, second shelf down.

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Thank you John and Denne for title and tag ideas etc. And to Terry for sending me to the shelves, and to Richard at CK Ponderings for being a super-cool collaborator.