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Encyclopedia > Foreign Affairs (album)

Foreign Affairs is an album by Tom Waits, released in 1977 on Elektra Entertainment. Tom Waits Tom Waits (born Thomas Alan Waits on December 7, 1949 in Pomona, California) is an American singer-songwriter, composer and actor. ... 1977 was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1977 calendar). ... Elektra Records is a record label started in 1950 by Jac Holzman and Paul Rickholt, who both invested $300. ...

Track listing

Tracks written by Tom Waits, except where noted.

  1. "Cinny's Waltz" - [02:17]
  2. "Muriel" - [03:33]
  3. "I Never Talk To Strangers" - [03:38]
  4. "Medley: Jack & Neal / California, Here I Come" (California, Here I Come written by Joseph Meyer, Al Jolson and Buddy De Sylva) - [05:01]
  5. "A Sight For Sore Eyes" - [04:40]
  6. "Potter's Field" (words: Waits, music: Bob Alcivar) - [08:40]
  7. "Burma-Shave" - [06:34]
  8. "Barber Shop" - [03:54]
  9. "Foreign Affair" - [03:46]

Joseph Meyer (May 9, 1796, Gotha, Germany - June 27, 1856, Hildburghausen, Germany) was a German industrialist and publisher. ... Al Jolson Al Jolson (born Asa Yoelson in Seredzius, Lithuania on May 26, 1886 – October 23, 1950) was an American singer and the son of Jewish immigrants. ... Buddy Gard DeSylva, often credited as Buddy De Sylva, Buddy DeSylva, Bud De Sylva and B.G. DeSylva (January 27, 1895 - July 11, 1950) was a songwriter, one third of the songwriting team DeSylva, Brown and Henderson, one of the top Tin Pan Alley songwriters of the era, and a...

Miscellaneous notes

  • Bette Midler appears as a guest performer to sing duet with Waits on I Never Talk To Strangers.
  • California, Here I Come is a song first published in 1924.



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