Tom WaitsClosing Time

Label:Anti- – 87565-1
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, 180 gram
Genre:Jazz, Rock, Blues, Folk, World, & Country
Style:Blues Rock, Folk Rock, Avant-garde Jazz


A1Ol' '55
BassBill Plummer
Drums, VocalsJohn Seiter
GuitarPeter Klimes
Piano, VocalsTom Waits
A2I Hope That I Don´t Fall In Love With You
BassBill Plummer
Guitar [6 String]Shep Cooke
Harmonium, Guitar, VocalsTom Waits
A3Virginia Avenue
BassBill Plummer
DrumsJohn Seiter
GuitarPeter Klimes
Piano, VocalsTom Waits
TrumpetDelbert Bennett
A4Old Shoes (& Picture Postcards)
BassBill Plummer
DrumsJohn Seiter
Guitar, VocalsShep Cooke, Tom Waits
A5Midnight Lullaby
BassBill Plummer
DrumsJohn Seiter
GuitarPeter Klimes
Piano, VocalsTom Waits
TrumpetDelbert Bennett
Piano, Harpsichord, VocalsTom Waits
BassBill Plummer
DrumsJohn Seiter
Guitar [6 String], Pedal Steel GuitarPeter Klimes
Piano, VocalsTom Waits
Piano, VocalsTom Waits
B3Ice Cream Man
BassBill Plummer
DrumsJohn Seiter
GuitarPeter Klimes
Piano, Celesta, VocalsTom Waits
B4Little Trip To Heaven (On The Wings Of Your Love)
BassBill Plummer
DrumsJohn Seiter
GuitarPeter Klimes
Piano, VocalsTom Waits
TrumpetDelbert Bennett
B5Grapefruit Moon
Arranged By [String Quartet]Jerry Yester
Piano, VocalsTom Waits
B6Closing Time
BassArni Egilsson
CelloJesse Ehrlich
PianoTom Waits
TrumpetTony 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

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Closing Time (LP, Album, PR pressing)Asylum RecordsSD5061US1973
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Closing Time (LP, Album, PRC, RI pressing)Asylum RecordsSD5061US1973
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Closing Time (LP, Album)Asylum Records5C 062-94247Netherlands1973
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Closing Time (LP, Album)Asylum Records, Asylum RecordsSYL 9007, 0C 062 ◦ 94247UK1973
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Closing Time (Cassette, Album)Asylum RecordsCS-5061US1973
  • dr.b3nway's avatar
    Just adding my two cents .... Bought brand new November 8th, 2022. Came out of the sleeve absolutely filthy dirty. There was actually something stuck to it. However, after a pretty good cleaning, the record played surprisingly well. As others have noted, the music does sound a bit flat, but, overall, I have no regrets. Worth the price of admission (MSRP).
    • wingsoveramerica's avatar
      Get the 2010 RTI press. This pressing sounds ridiculously bad.
      • Juicyboots's avatar
        Our copy, in black vinyl, doesn’t have any pops or surface noise, but it does sound kinda flat & murky. Beautiful music but poorly presented.
        • gglendon's avatar
          I think this is the murkiest mastering job I have ever heard. Completely unlistenable. Also, the pressing is poor with tons of noise. It's the auditory equivalent of buying distressed jeans.
          • HMARX's avatar
            After wet dry vacuum cleaning, a bit of noise on lead in; occasional pops; adequate but rather murky pressing (which may or may not suit the work just fine, depending on your point of view). It's not outstanding and could be a lot better. Packaging pretty cheap, bare bones stuff. Not worth the (higher than it should be) retail price.
            • MrShocktime's avatar
              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
              • Challenge56's avatar
                Edited 2 years 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
                • Oscarbear84's avatar
                  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.
                  • lomojunkie71's avatar
                    Picked up a pressing today and it sounds great. I think the issue has been resolved.
                    • cdfreak1's avatar
                      Anti Records Facebook Page have announced they are offering replacement copies of the black and colored pressings!



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