Closing time foreshadows the distinctly lyrical storytelling and original blending of jazz, blues and folk styles that would come to be associated with waits. It is on this debut album that waits performs enduring classics of his career “ol’ 55” (famously covered by the eagles), the heartbreaking “martha” and the gentle acoustic folk of “i hope that i don’t fall in love with you”.
Reissue, Remastered, 180g.
(Anti- – 7565-1, Anti- – 7565-1SLE)