One From The Heart (album) by Tom Waits

One From The Heart
One From The Heart by Tom Waits (1982)
Overall rank: 5,361st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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Tom Waits-Blue Valentine-Nighthawks-One From the Heart-Anthology-Closing T Lot B
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ONE FROM THE HEART - Soundtrack Tom Waits Crystal CD 1990 CBS
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One From The Heart is ranked 18th best out of 28 albums by Tom Waits on

The best album by Tom Waits is Rain Dogs which is ranked number 106 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 23,989.

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From lanebum 11/18/2018 21:07
My favorite Waits album. After all these many years, it holds up beautifully. Always surprised that more Waits fans are not on board with this album. I loved the early California piano albums, was blown away by Swordfishtrombones (my 2nd favorite Waits album), and then this soundtrack to the ill-fated Coppola film. Waits at his very best. And some good outtakes on the extended version (?) or whatever, which I heard on Spotify.
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From Luigii 07/17/2017 23:24
Mule Variations is an incredible record. But this is something else. Realistically jaw dropping. Both Tom and Christine kicked it out of the park. And the musicians make it feel like it is midnight in the big city. Very jazzy and down to earth.
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From Michael1981 07/17/2017 12:50
Disappointed to see this so low. This is a really pretty and atmospheric album. Perhaps Waits' most romantic and he does this sort of thing really well. Would be perfect for Sinatra even.
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From razumov 06/30/2016 13:35
My favorite songs : Broken bicycles.....take me home.....old boyfriends.....Presents....Little boy blue
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From garycottier 04/17/2016 16:10
One from the heart, is without doubt the most underrated and overlooked album in the Tom Waits Canon. It's the soundtrack to the Francis Ford Coppala movie of the same name. Predominately a duet with Crystal Gayle. Gayle and Waits are both excellent here, and although it's the last of the piano dominated records from Waits, it's one of his best. The LP includes some of his loveliest songs. Pickin' up after you, is a brilliant duet, as is the stunning title track. Waits sings solo on the wonderful, broken bicycles,and, I beg your pardon, and Gayle is on top form on, old boyfriends. You can't unring a bell, hints at where Waits will go next, and, little boy blue, wouldn't have been out of place on, heartattack and vine. The penultimate track, take me home, sung by Gayle, and just a minute long, maybe the prettiest thing Waits has ever written, and the album ends with an even shorter instrumental version of it. It's a stunning record, it's in my top five Tom Waits albums of all time.
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From Coconut 02/03/2016 14:55
An interesting soundtrack to a interesting film. The combination of two completely different singers adds another layer to the characters in the movie. Moody and melancholy it's a solid record and a must listen for fans of either artists.
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From carneham 08/27/2010 01:04
After so much years, this album stands like my Wait's favorite record. Great melodies, rough voice of Tom mix incredible with the sweet voice of country singer Crystal Gayle. And last but no least, the trumpet of Jack Sheldon, a magnificent West Coast jazz musician.
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