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Tom Waits - The Heart Of Saturday Night album flac Performer: Tom Waits
Title: The Heart Of Saturday Night
Style: Easy Listening, Ballad, Piano Blues
Country: US
MP3 album: 1579 mb
FLAC album: 1304 mb
Rating: 4.5
Genre: Jazz / Blues

The Heart of Saturday Night is the second studio album by singer and songwriter Tom Waits, released in 1974 on Asylum Records. The title song was written as a tribute to Jack Kerouac. The album cover is based on In the Wee Small Hours by Frank Sinatra. It is an illustration featuring a tired Tom Waits being observed by a blonde prostitute as he exits a neon-lit cocktail lounge late at night. Cal Schenkel was the art director and the cover art was created by Lynn Lascaro.

If Closing Time, Tom Waits' debut album, consisted of love songs set in a late-night world of bars and neon signs, its follow-up, The Heart of Saturday Night, largely dispenses with the romance in favor of poetic depictions of the same setting. On "Diamonds on My Windshield" and "The Ghosts of Saturday Night," Waits doesn't even sing, instead reciting his verse rhythmically against bass and drums like a Beat hipster.

One from the Heart is a soundtrack album of Tom Waits compositions for the Francis Ford Coppola film of the same name. It was recorded from October 1980 to September 1981, and released in February 1982. It was during this period that Waits met his wife Kathleen Brennan, an employee at the studio where it was recorded. Crystal Gayle features prominently on the record, performing either solo or in duets with Waits. The soundtrack was nominated for an Academy Award for Original Music Score.

The Ghosts Of Saturday Night (After Hours At Napoleone's Pizza House) Expanding beyond the folk and pop stylings of his first album, Waits’ second studio release Heart of Saturday Night established his reputation as a versatile and distinctly American songwriter. Its bluesy jazz arrangements featured bass, drums, sax and Waits on piano. The title track, a melancholy ode to Saturday night rituals, and the tenderly romantic hymn-like San Diego Serenade are enduring classics covered by an array of artists from Diana Krall and Nancy Griffith to folk hero Eric Anderson.

And you got paid on Friday, your pockets are jingling Then you see the lights and you get all tingling Cause you're cruising with a six You're looking for the heart of Saturday night. Then you comb your hair, you shave your face Trying to wipe out every trace Of all the other days in the week You know that this'll be the Saturday you're reaching your peak. Stopping on the red, you're going on the green Cause tonight will be like nothing you've ever seen And you're barreling down the boulevard You're looking for the heart of Saturday night

Tom Waits had one of the wildest trajectories of any rock artist in the 1970s-or possibly ever. A regular presence in San Diego’s coffeehouse folk scene in the late 1960s, he was living out of his car when Herb Cohen, the manager for the Mothers of Invention and Linda Ronstadt, discovered him and helped to secure a record deal with the fledgling Asylum Records. Released in late 1974, The Heart of Saturday Night represents a significant step forward, with Waits inching closer to his signature setting and sound. It’s a concept album about the American Saturday Night and the sense of freedom or obligation or possibility contained in those hours. He’s not interested in the y night-Sunday morning dichotomies; the morals associated with organized religion have very rarely informed his lyrics.


A1 New Coat Of Paint 3:20
A2 San Diego Serenade 3:25
A3 Semi Suite 3:22
A4 Shiver Me Timbers 4:21
A5 Diamonds On My Windshield 3:10
A6 (Looking For) The Heart Of Saturday Night 3:50
B1 Fumblin' With The Blues 2:59
B2 Please Call Me, Baby 4:23
B3 Depot, Depot 3:42
B4 Drunk On The Moon 5:05
B5 The Ghosts Of Saturday Night (After Hours At Napoleone's Pizza House) 3:17

Companies, etc.

  • Recorded At – Wally Heider Recording Studio, Los Angeles
  • Mastered At – Elektra Sound Recorders
  • Made By – WEA Musik GmbH
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Elektra/Asylum/Nonesuch Records
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Asylum Records
  • Copyright (c) – Elektra/Asylum/Nonesuch Records
  • Published By – Warner Bros. Music Ltd.
  • Record Company – Warner Communications Inc.
  • Record Company – Warner Communications
  • Lacquer Cut At – Strawberry Mastering
  • Produced For – Mr. Bones Productions, Inc.
  • Made By – WEA Musik GmbH
  • Pressed By – Record Service Alsdorf


  • Arranged By [Orchestral and 'Head'] – Mike Melvoin
  • Art Direction – Cal Schenkel
  • Artwork [Cover Illustration] – Napoleon
  • Engineer [2nd] – Geoff Howe
  • Mastered By – Terry Dunavan
  • Photography By – Scott Smith
  • Producer, Engineer – Bones Howe
  • Technician [Production Co-ordinator] – Pamela Vale
  • Written-By – Tom Waits


Made in Germany
(p) and (c) 1974 Elektra/Asylum/Nonesuch Records

Recorded at Wally Heider Recorders, Hollywood

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 7559-60335-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A - machine stamped): R/S Alsdorf 6̶6̶0̶7̶4̶ 53035 A4 H
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A - hand etched): 49
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B - machine stamped): R/S Alsdorf 53035 B3X STRAWBERRY
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B - hand etched): 12
  • Rights Society: GEMA/BIEM
  • Label Code: LC 2648
  • Price Code (Germany:): Ⓤ
  • Price Code (France:): WE 321

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
7E-1015 Tom Waits The Heart Of Saturday Night ‎(LP, Album) Asylum Records 7E-1015 US 1974
1015-2 Tom Waits The Heart Of Saturday Night ‎(CD, Album, RE) Asylum Records 1015-2 US Unknown
7559-60597-2 Tom Waits The Heart Of Saturday Night ‎(CD, Album, RE) Asylum Records 7559-60597-2 Europe 1999
7E-1015- SP Tom Waits The Heart Of Saturday Night ‎(LP, Album, RP) Asylum Records 7E-1015- SP US 1980
1015-2 Tom Waits The Heart Of Saturday Night ‎(CD, Album, RE, Unofficial) Asylum Records 1015-2 Unknown