Heartattack and Vine

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Heartattack and Vine
Studio album by Tom Waits
ReleasedSeptember 1980
RecordedJune 16-July 15, 1980
Filmways/Heider Studio B, Hollywood, California
GenreBlues rock, jazz, folk rock
Length43:42
LabelAsylum
ProducerBones Howe
Tom Waits chronology
Blue Valentine
(1978)
Heartattack and Vine
(1980)
One from the Heart
(1982)
 
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Heartattack and Vine
Studio album by Tom Waits
ReleasedSeptember 1980
RecordedJune 16-July 15, 1980
Filmways/Heider Studio B, Hollywood, California
GenreBlues rock, jazz, folk rock
Length43:42
LabelAsylum
ProducerBones Howe
Tom Waits chronology
Blue Valentine
(1978)
Heartattack and Vine
(1980)
One from the Heart
(1982)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]
Mojo3/5 stars[citation needed]
Robert Christgau(B)[2]
Rolling Stone4/5 stars[3]

Heartattack and Vine was Tom Waits' last album on the Asylum label, released in September 1980.

Bruce Springsteen has performed "Jersey Girl" as part of his live shows since the early 1980s, including it in his live retrospective "Live/1975–85". For the only time to date, Waits joined him onstage to sing it in August 24, 1981.

"On the Nickel" was recorded for the Ralph Waite film of the same name. "Heartattack and Vine" was covered by Screamin' Jay Hawkins. In 1993 this version was used without Waits' permission in a Levi's commercial, for which Waits took legal action and won a settlement.[4] Jean-Luc Godard used "Ruby's Arms" in his 1983 film First Name: Carmen.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Tom Waits.

Side One

No.TitleLength
1."Heartattack and Vine"  4:50
2."In Shades" (Instrumental)4:25
3."Saving all My Love for You"  3:41
4."Downtown"  4:45
5."Jersey Girl"  5:11

Side Two

No.TitleLength
1."'Til the Money Runs Out"  4:25
2."On the Nickel"  6:19
3."Mr. Siegal"  5:14
4."Ruby's Arms"  5:34

Personnel[edit]

Chart information[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ruhlmann, William. "Tom Waits - Heartattack and Vine". Allmusic. Retrieved November 12, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Tom Waits". robertchristgau.com. Retrieved November 12, 2013. 
  3. ^ Holden, Stephen (February 5, 1981). "Tom Waits - Heartattack And Vine". Rolling Stone. Retrieved November 12, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Tom Waits's Levis Copyright case". Tom Waits Library. Retrieved 23 November 2007. 
  5. ^ Whitburn, Joel; Joel Whitburn’s top pop albums, 1955–1996; published c. 1996 by Record Research Inc. Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, ISBN 0-89820-117-9

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