Jan 20, 2016
Beyond the final track, Martin, Sam and Isy round things off with a single from (but not on) The Heart of Saturday Night, teasing apart Waits's relationship with his band, his woman, and his own earlier version of this song. And so we bid farewell to Isy, Saturday Night and season two - thanks for joining us folks.
Song by Song is Martin Zaltz Austwick and Sam Pay; two musicians listening to and discussing every single Tom Waits track in chronological order.
Music extracts used for illustrative/review purposes
Blue Skies, Single from "The Heart of Saturday Night" sessions, Tom Waits (1974)
Blue Skies, The Early Years Vol. 2, Tom Waits (1971/1993)
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