Dec 4, 2019
Moving into a coda of sorts (both in the album and the play) Callum, David, Sam & Martin discuss the way Waits winds down The Black Rider with this final “proper” song. With some full-blooded disagreement over comparison between the theatre and album versions, Song by Song edges towards the conclusion of this very complicated album.
Music extracts used for illustrative/review purposes
The Last Rose Of Summer, The Black Rider, Tom Waits (1993)
The Last Rose of Summer (and extra audience chat) (@2h0m11s) from The Black Rider: The Casting of the 12 Magic Bullets (filmed at the Weiner Festwochen, via YouTube), Wilson/Burroughs/Waits (1990)
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