Tom Waits :: April 27, 1979, Paris France, Palace Theater

Before I cool it with the Waits stuff, I thought I’d share this last bit as I’ve been in a heavy early-late ’70s Waits mode for awhile. It’s that time of year. What I love about this era is that it just bounces. There is no one doing it quite like this anymore, not even Waits. A great document from a great period, as things would soon change in terms of both the direction of the recorded material and the live shows.

Update: Some folks have had issues with the final track, “Step Right Up,” unbundling in the zip. So, here it is if ya need it. It’s a doozy.

MP3: Tom Waits :: Step Right Up (sendspace link)

Download (Zipped Folder 60 MB): Tom Waits :: Apr 27, 1979, Paris France, Palace Theater

Tom Waits :: Heartattack And Vine
Tom Waits :: Till The Money Runs Out
Tom Waits :: Annieî­s Back In Town
Tom Waits :: I Wish I Was In New Orleans
Tom Waits :: Wrong Side Of The Road
Tom Waits :: Jersey Girl
Tom Waits :: Step Right Up
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19 thoughts on “Tom Waits :: April 27, 1979, Paris France, Palace Theater

  1. just saw the new terry gilliam film, with waits playing the devil. he somehow always manages to channel that ineffable vibe of his music in his acting roles. what a guy.

  2. Anyone else having issues with the last track, Step Right Up? It gives an error when I try to extract and won’t play. Awesome set – thanks!

  3. thanks for sharing the great live 70s-era waits! hadn’t heard this paris’79 show. i also recommend tracking down the sydney’79 and bremen’77 shows – there are some ‘wolf’ remasters that are amazing quality! email me if interested…

  4. I have problems with the “Annieís Back In Town”. I think it might relate to the “í” that somehow is translatet wrong into the zip-file.

  5. indeed there’s a corruption in the file ‘Step Right Up’ the rest unpacks no problem.

    Many thanks for the share!

  6. But… it unpacked okay, using unarchiver on Mac OS X. How do you make 405kbps mp3’s? Very good quality, I’m surprised there’s better than 320 kbps possible in mp3. I hunt mostly for FLAC’s, but I’m more than happy with this!

    Meanwhile I listened to the whole Step right up, and no problem whatsoever.

  7. More Tom Waits Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. Love this period. A truly original set against the current period of dying punk, emerging new wave and the arrival of Goth. Who could not be impressed.

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