Tom Waits ‎– Closing Time

Anti- ‎– 87565-1
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, 180 gram

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Ol' '55
Bass – Bill PlummerDrums, Vocals – John SeiterGuitar – Peter KlimesPiano, Vocals – Tom Waits
A2 I Hope That I Don´t Fall In Love With You
Bass – Bill PlummerGuitar [6 String] – Shep CookeHarmonium, Guitar, Vocals – Tom Waits
A3 Virginia Avenue
Bass – Bill PlummerDrums – John SeiterGuitar – Peter KlimesPiano, Vocals – Tom WaitsTrumpet – Delbert Bennett
A4 Old Shoes (& Picture Postcards)
Bass – Bill PlummerDrums – John SeiterGuitar, Vocals – Shep Cooke, Tom Waits
A5 Midnight Lullaby
Bass – Bill PlummerDrums – John SeiterGuitar – Peter KlimesPiano, Vocals – Tom WaitsTrumpet – Delbert Bennett
A6 Martha
Piano, Harpsichord, Vocals – Tom Waits
B1 Rosie
Bass – Bill PlummerDrums – John SeiterGuitar [6 String], Pedal Steel Guitar – Peter KlimesPiano, Vocals – Tom Waits
B2 Lonely
Piano, Vocals – Tom Waits
B3 Ice Cream Man
Bass – Bill PlummerDrums – John SeiterGuitar – Peter KlimesPiano, Celesta, Vocals – Tom Waits
B4 Little Trip To Heaven (On The Wings Of Your Love)
Bass – Bill PlummerDrums – John SeiterGuitar – Peter KlimesPiano, Vocals – Tom WaitsTrumpet – Delbert Bennett
B5 Grapefruit Moon
Arranged By [String Quartet] – Jerry YesterPiano, Vocals – Tom Waits
B6 Closing Time
Bass – Arni EgilssonCello – Jesse EhrlichPiano – Tom WaitsTrumpet – Tony Terran

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Recorded at Sunset Sound, Hollywood.
Mixed by Wally Heider Recorders.
Mastered at Infrasonic Mastering.

© & ℗ 1973, 2018 Lost Henry. Manufactured and distributed by Anti, a division of Epitaph.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 45778 75651 3
  • Barcode (Scanned): 045778756513
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): 87565-1 A B⃫ IRP PL
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): 87565-1 B IRP PL
  • Rights Society: ASCAP

Other Versions (5 of 93) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SD5061 Tom Waits Closing Time(LP, Album, PR ) Asylum Records SD5061 US 1973 Sell This Version
5061-2 Tom Waits Closing Time(CD, Album, RE, Oly) Elektra Entertainment 5061-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
SD5061 Tom Waits Closing Time(LP, Album, RP, RI ) Asylum Records SD5061 US 1973 Sell This Version
7559-60836-2 Tom Waits Closing Time(CD, Album, RE) Elektra 7559-60836-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
SD 5061 Tom Waits Closing Time(LP, Album, RP) Asylum Records SD 5061 US 1973 Sell This Version


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June 20, 2020

They may have fixed the surface noise issues that plagued this reissue originally, but they haven't fixed the warping. Got one today and it's edge and dish warped severely. Sending back


June 19, 2020
edited 4 months ago
Just got a copy of this after being on the fence for a couple years. Anti has fixed all the pressing issues I believe as no pops, clicks or surface noise.

The mix sounds like a Haunted Dirty Bar and I have never heard another so maybe it was meant to be that way cause it does give it feeling.

If your are looking for a pristine mix I don't think it was meant for this album


February 7, 2019
Just got this black vinyl reissue. My copy sounds perfect. Only a slight pop between ol55 and I hope I don’t fall in love with you which I’m pretty sure was caused by the liner insert and can be cleaned. What a great album.


December 15, 2018

Picked up a pressing today and it sounds great. I think the issue has been resolved.


June 7, 2018
Anti Records Facebook Page have announced they are offering replacement copies of the black and colored pressings!


April 7, 2018
I don't tend to expect much out of inexpensive represses - I tend to purchase them just if I'm trying to fill a gap in my collection at a reasonable price, while I wait for a better copy. But this one was a complete disappointment, per the other reviews. A lot of surface noise, the mastering is lackluster, and the sleeve was torn (not the fault of the third-party seller I purchased it from). There was a massive, visible divot on track four that causes about 10-12 seconds worth of skipping. This one is going in the "replace sooner rather than later" stack and then getting turned into a craft project afterwards.


March 25, 2018
Man, I am so disappointed..... Surface noise is very abundant. And the mastering is fair at best. I pre ordered this from Tom's web site. I thought since he was overseeing this remastering it would be great. A sad case indeed. After the disappointing Rhino releases I also figured they were trying to make good on those releases. What a friggin' bummer man. Save your money!


March 16, 2018
This re-issue sounds crappy! Lots of surface noise and crackles. The top of the sleeve is torn. This is my second copy from Amazon. First one was damaged. It looks like I'll be returning this one as well. Dissappointed!


March 15, 2018
I bought this on the day it came out and had to return it. I didn't get to Side B, but Side A was full of noise, especially "Midnight Lullaby" and "Martha" (my two favorites on the album!), where intense bursts of crackle happened every second, like clockwork, along the same radius of the LP. It looked pristine, and it wasn't affected by different mats or a cleaning, so I can only assume I got a bad pressing. Would love to know if others have had better experiences, because I desperately want this album on vinyl!


March 14, 2018
Wednesday 14th March 2018:
Apparently remastered by a Pete Lyman of Infrasonic Sound in L.A. Very anxious to snag this just-released reissue, but waiting for reviews first. Anybody?