Tom Waits ‎– Franks Wild Years

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Island Records ‎– 90572-1, Island Records ‎– 7 90572-1
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Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo, Specialty Pressing, Gatefold
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Act I
A1 Hang On St. Christopher
Alto Horn – Greg CohenArranged By [Horns] – Greg CohenDrums – Michael BlairEffects [Leslie Bass Pedals] – William SchimmelGuitar – Marc RibotTenor Saxophone – Ralph CarneyVocals – Tom WaitsWritten-By – Tom Waits
2:41
A2 Straight To The Top (Rhumba)
Congas – Michael BlairDouble Bass [Upright Bass] – Larry TaylorEffects [Leslie Bass Pedals] – Greg CohenOrgan [Pump] – William SchimmelSaxophone [Saxes] – Ralph CarneyVocals, Organ [Optigon], Congas – Tom WaitsWritten-By – Greg Cohen, Tom Waits
2:27
A3 Blow Wind Blow
Alto Horn – Greg CohenGlockenspiel – Michael BlairOrgan [Pump] – Francis ThummVocals, Organ [Pump] – Tom WaitsWritten-By – Tom Waits
3:32
A4 Temptation
Bass – Greg CohenGuitar – Morris Tepper*, Marc RibotOrgan [Optigon], Vocals, Guitar – Tom WaitsPercussion, Congas, Maracas [Marachas] – Michael BlairSaxophone – Ralph CarneyWritten-By – Tom Waits
3:44
A5 Innocent When You Dream (Barroom)
Bass – Greg CohenOrgan [Pump], Vocals – Tom WaitsPiano – William SchimmelViolin – Ralph CarneyWritten-By – Tom Waits
4:14
A6 I'll Be Gone
Accordion – William SchimmelBaritone Horn – Ralph CarneyBass – Greg CohenGuitar – Morris Tepper*Marimba – Michael BlairVocals, Other [Rooster] – Tom WaitsWritten-By – Kathleen Brennan, Tom Waits
3:10
A7 Yesterday Is Here
Bass – Larry TaylorVocals, Guitar, Tambourine – Tom WaitsWritten-By – Kathleen Brennan, Tom Waits
2:21
A8 Please Wake Me Up
Baritone Horn – Ralph CarneyBass – Greg Cohen, Jay AndersonVocals, Mellotron, Organ [Optigon] – Tom WaitsWritten-By – Kathleen Brennan, Tom Waits
3:28
A9 Franks Theme
Vocals, Organ [Pump] – Tom WaitsWritten-By – Tom Waits
1:45
Act II
B1 More Than Rain
Accordion – William SchimmelBaritone Horn – Ralph CarneyBass – Greg CohenBells [Orquestra] – Michael BlairGuitar – Morris Tepper*Piano [Prepared] – Francis ThummVocals, Organ [Optigon] – Tom WaitsWritten-By – Tom Waits
3:39
B2 Way Down In The Hole
Backing Vocals – Angela Brown, Leslie Holland, Lynne JordanBass – Greg CohenGuitar – Marc RibotPercussion – Michael BlairSaxophone [Saxes] – Ralph CarneyVocals – Tom WaitsWritten-By – Tom Waits
3:26
B3 Straight To The Top (Vegas)
Arranged By – Greg CohenBass – Greg CohenDrums – Michael BlairPiano [Cocktail] – William SchimmelTenor Saxophone – Ralph CarneyVocals [Vocal Stylings] – Tom WaitsWritten-By – Greg Cohen, Tom Waits
3:24
B4 I'll Take New York
Bass – Greg CohenDrums – Michael BlairOrgan [Pump] – William SchimmelSaxophone – Ralph CarneyVocals – Tom WaitsWritten-By – Tom Waits
4:08
B5 Telephone Call From Istanbul
Banjo – Marc RibotBass – Greg CohenDrums – Michael BlairGuitar – Morris Tepper*Vocals, Organ [Farfisa], Drums – Tom WaitsWritten-By – Tom Waits
3:08
B6 Cold Cold Ground
Accordion – David HidalgoBass – Larry TaylorGuitar, Vocals – Tom WaitsWritten-By – Tom Waits
4:04
B7 Train Song
Accordion – David HidalgoAlto Horn – Greg CohenBass – Larry TaylorPiano, Vocals, Organ [Pump] – Tom WaitsWritten-By – Tom Waits
3:16
B8 Innocent When You Dream (78)
Written-By – Tom Waits
3:07

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"SP" in label matrix and in runouts denotes Specialty Records Corporation pressing.
"E A S T" embossed around side B center spindle hole indicates metal parts originally fabricated for use at Allied Record Company.
DMM = Direct Metal Mastering.

Some copies may have "Direct Metal Mastering DMM" hype sticker affixed to jacket front cover.
Some copies may have gold promo stamp on jacket back cover:
"Lent for promotional use only. Any sale or unauthorized transfer is prohibited and void. Subject to return upon demand by owner. Acceptance of this record constitutes agreement to the above."

Subtitle: "Un Operachi Romantico in Two Acts"

Issued in gatefold jacket with lyrics, credits and artwork inside.

First cat. # on jacket back, labels
Second cat. # on jacket spine

Issued on black Island "i" logo labels.

On labels:
Island Records, Inc. TM owned by Antilles Communications Ltd. Dist. by Atlantic Recording Corp. A Warner Communications company.
On jacket:
Island Records, Inc., distributed by Atco Records, division of Atlantic Recording Corporation. A Warner Communications company.
℗ © 1987 Island Records, Inc. *TM owned by Island Entertainment Group, Inc.

Recorded At
Sunset Sound, Los Angeles
Sunset Sound Factory, Los Angeles
Universal Recording Corp., Chicago
Mixed at Sunset Sounds, Los Angeles
Mastered at Masterdisk, New York

Dedicated to
Kathleen

David Hidalgo
appears courtesy of Slash/Warner Bros. Inc.

Publishing:
In gatefold:
© 1986, 1987 Jalma Music,
Admin. By Ackee Music, Inc. (ASCAP)

On labels:
Published by Jalma Music administered by Ackee Music Inc. (ASCAP)

"The theatrical debut of Franks Wild Years by Kathleen Brennan and Tom Waits had its world premiere in Chicago, Illinois June 22 1986 with Steppenwolf Theatre Company at The Briar St. Theatre in association with Jujamcyn."

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 075679057211
  • Barcode (Printed): 0 7567-90572-1 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A label): ST-IL 876459-SP
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B label): ST-IL 876460-SP
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, etched, variant 1): ST-IL-876459-A-DMM SP1-1 MASTERDISK DMM
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, etched, variant 1): ST-IL 876460-B-DMM MASTERDISK SP
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, etched, variant 2): ST-IL-876459-A-DMM SP1-1 MASTERDISK DMM
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, etched, variant 2): ST-IL 876460-B-DMM MASTERDISK SP1-1
  • Pressing Plant ID (Label matrix): SP
  • Pressing Plant ID (Side B, embossed around center hole): E A S T
  • Rights Society: ASCAP

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
422-842 357-2 Tom Waits Franks Wild Years(CD, Album, RP) Island Records 422-842 357-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
7 90572-4, 90572-4 Tom Waits Franks Wild Years(Cass, Album, SR) Island Records, Island Records 7 90572-4, 90572-4 US 1987 Sell This Version
842.357-2 Tom Waits Franks Wild Years(CD, Album, PDO) Island Records 842.357-2 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
422-842 357-2 Tom Waits Franks Wild Years(CD, Album) Island Records 422-842 357-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
530 303-5 Tom Waits Franks Wild Years(LP, Album, RE) Island Records 530 303-5 US 2007 Sell This Version

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TheMDub

TheMDub

December 29, 2020

A great experience of an often overlooked and under appreciated work.
Toadspotter

Toadspotter

November 18, 2019

I am in agreement that this is a gem! He seemed to fully figure out his "character" by this time. The songs don't seem to follow pop or singing structures that kind of made catchier songs on Raindogs and SFTB... but instead follow this cool story teller logic. Songs that are too catchy sometimes get old to me, but I can keep listening to this and go into his cool alternative world.
coil1002

coil1002

November 16, 2019
Not alone this is by far the best waits Album
h.drauschke

h.drauschke

October 24, 2019
Not at all! - But, in fact, it seems to me that Tom Waits himself is Mr Waits' masterpiece.
Misannthorpe

Misannthorpe

July 2, 2019
Apparently I happen to be alone in considering this Mr Waits' masterpiece!