Rock, Folk, Jazz, Collector’s Forum 2DVD-Box dokumentum film, 2016.
A hamarosan 70 éves Tom Waits tiszteletére kiadott angol nyelvű dupla DVD kiadvány áttekinti a művész életét, karrierjét, sikereit, filmjeit, összegyüjti az interjúit…
Tom Waits signed to Asylum Records in 1972, and after numerous abortive recording sessions, his first LP – the jazzy, folk-tinged Closing Time – was released in 1973. The album, produced and arranged by former Lovin’ Spoonful member Jerry Yester, received positive reviews, but Waits didn’t gain widespread attention until more prominent artists covered a number of the album’s tracks, most notably the Eagles’ 1974 version of “Ol 55”.
He began touring and opened for such diverse artists as Charlie Rich, Martha and the Vandellas and Frank Zappa. Waits received increasing critical acclaim and gathered a loyal cult following with his subsequent albums. The Heart of Saturday Night (1974), revealed Waits’ roots as a nightclub performer, with half-spoken and half-crooned ballads often accompanied by a jazz backup band.
By the mid-1970s he had established himself as a thoroughly unique performer and composer, unlike anybody else on the scene – and that’s the way Tom has remained across the 40 years since.
This double DVD set reveals the real Tom Waits in a number of fascinating ways. The first film contains a riveting documentary about Waits’ music, films and career generally, which, unlike other programs on the subject, takes a rounded and inclusive look at the whole Waits enterprise.
The second film lets Tom himself do the talking; featuring as it does almost 90 minutes of filmed interviews and discussions with Waits from a variety of eras throughout his career.
Highlighting the raconteur in the man, along with his dry humour and eccentric outlook, this revealing and enlightening film collection will almost certainly become the standard work on this always captivating artist.
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