Nov 25, 2015
Sam, Martin and Alice arrive at the album's title track, and discover that the Heart of Saturday Night is perhaps something a little less grand than one might imagine. Stumbling through the surprises, the accidental encounters and the distant relatives dropping calling without warning all prove a heady night's entertainment.
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
The Heart of Saturday Night, The Heart of Saturday Night, Tom Waits (1974)
The Heart of Saturday Night, On The Scene '73 KPFK Folk Scene Broadcast, Tom Waits (1973)
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