Tom Waits’ Closing Time due for 50th anniversary reissue

Waits' legendary debut comes back to vinyl

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Tom Waits‘ legendary debut album, Closing Time, is due for a special 50th anniversary vinyl reissue.

The album’s 50th-anniversary edition will be available from June 2 in black and clear vinyl versions as a double 180g LP cut at 45 RPM with half-speed mastering by London’s Abbey Road Studios. The gatefold jacket was also specially created with thicker board and black poly-lined inner sleeves.

You can pre-order a copy here.


Although Waits’ has long since moved on stylistically since, Closing Time remains an important document of the artist in the early days of his career.

Closing Time tracklisting:

Side one
“Ol’ ’55”
“I Hope That I Don’t Fall in Love with You”
“Virginia Avenue”
“Old Shoes (& Picture Postcards)”
“Midnight Lullaby”


Side two
“Ice Cream Man”
“Little Trip to Heaven (On the Wings of Your Love)”
“Grapefruit Moon”
“Closing Time” (instrumental)


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