Year: 1983 (LP 1991)
Label: Antrop Records (USSR), П91 00085
Style: Pub Rock
Format: Flac Tracks 16/44,1 kHz
Size: 232 Mb
It was the first album that Waits produced himself.
Stylistically different from his previous LPs, the album moves away from the piano and string orchestra arrangements of the late 1970s, replacing them instead with unusual instrumentation and a somewhat more abstract songwriting approach.
The cover art is a TinTone photograph by Michael A. Russ showing Waits with the actors Angelo Rossitto and Lee Kolima.
The album peaked at #164 on the Billboard Pop Albums and 200 albums charts. In 1989, Spin named Swordfishtrombones the second greatest album of all time. In 2006, Q placed the album at #36 in its list of "40 Best Albums of the '80s." Pitchfork Media listed Swordfishtrombones as 11th best album of the 1980s. Slant Magazine listed the album at #26 on its list of "Best Albums of the 1980's".
02. A2 Shore Leave (04:19)
03. A3 Johnsburg Illinois (01:36)
04. A4 16 Shells From A Thirty-Ought-Six (04:33)
05. A5 Town With No Cheer (04:29)
06. A6 In The Neighborhood (03:08)
07. A7 Just Another Sucker On The Vine (Instrumental) (01:45)
08. B1 Frank's Wild Years (01:54)
09. B2 Swordfishtrombone (03:09)
10. B3 Down, Down, Down (02:17)
11. B4 Dave The Butcher (Instrumental) (02:22)
12. B5 Soldier's Things (03:20)
13. B6 Gin Soaked Boy (02:27)
14. B7 Trouble's Braids (01:22)
15. B8 Rainbirds (Instrumental) (03:08)
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