Tom Waits - Innocent When You Dream

Tom Waits - Innocent When You Dream

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Tom Waits is the master of spinning a yarn and his songs full of unbridled ecstatic melancholy. This Limited Edition Tom Waits Art Print is only available on tragicohara.com.

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"And it's such a sad old feeling
All the fields are soft and green
It's memories that I'm stealing
But you're innocent when you dream
When you dream
You're innocent when you dream, when you dream
You're innocent when you dream”


'Innocent When You Dream” - 'Franks Wild Years'

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Tom Waits is one of a kind. His unique view of the world, his ridiculously good cameo appearances and his awe inspiring lyrics make him a treasure in the world of music. His songs are so finely crafted they will make you feel the chill of the lonely streets at night or the crushing of long grass under your bare feet. The man is nothing short of special and there will never be another one like him. This Limited Edition Tom Waits art print is only available here on tragicohara.com.

This is a wonderful Digtial Fine Art Print which are adored by visual artists and art lovers the world over. Digital Prints have crisp details, they are vibrant, bold and will look stunning in your home.


A4 - Limited Edition only 50 prints Available

A3 - Limited Edition only 50 prints Available

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The perfect gift for any Tom Waits fan!

 

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Tom Waits has always been a major influence on me both musically and artistically.

When I was at college I was raking my way through a bargain bucket of CD’s in the local record store, looking for nothing in particular when I pulled out from the very bottom the Tom Waits album “Rain Dogs.” I managed to make it to to track number four, “Jockey Full of Bourbon” before I had to switch it off and go grab my guitar. I had never and to some extent still haven’t heard anything like Tom Waits. Often imitated but never replicated and Lord knows I’ve tried!

I got the chance to see him live at the Edinburgh Playhouse back in 2008, his first tour in 17 years. It was unlike any gig I have ever been to. For one everyone was sitting.

Were talking about a man who beatboxes onto a tape recorder while the bathroom and had Les Claypool from Primus is his band at one point. His show was always going to be different. One of the highlights for me was when he played “Innocent When You Dream” and the whole theatre sang with him. it never made it to the live Glitter and Doom album which to me is a Greek tragedy waiting to happen.

 

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A4 - W 210mm x H 297mm - Limited Edition only 500 prints Available

A3 - W 297mm x H 420mm - Limited Edition only 400 prints Available

A2 - W 420mm x H 594mm - Limited Edition only 300 prints Available

A1 - W 594mm x H 841mm - Limited Edition only 200 prints Available

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Who is Tom Waits?

Tom Waits is a highly influential American musician whose music is drench in an infinite melancholy as he spins tales of what it is to be human in the best and worst ways.

Tom Waits was born in Pomona, California, on December 7, 1949 and started his musical career performing in nightclubs, this arguably set the scene for much on Waits’ early works which include “Heart Attacks and Vine" “Closing Time” and “Nighthawks at the Diner” all if which could be pictured in any 1950’s speakeasy movie scene. He began recording in Los Angeles in the opening years of 1970 and to this day he is still releasing an eclectic mix of music. He has one of the most distinctive voices in American music. His low, gravely, smoke filled voice rumbles over his music as is Louis Armstrong has sunk a quart of razorblades. Waits has found the perfect blend of jazz, blues, pop and electro. His wonderful witticism and profound understanding of words make his lyrical ability second to none.

In his teenage years and early adulthood Tom Waits worked as a nigthclub doorman in San Diego, he also spent a short time working in the Coast Guard. He moved to Los Angeles in 1971 and after a plethora of gigs and showcases he signed with Asylum records the next year. Signing the deal wasn’t the end of all his problems though while recording his first album “Closing Time” Waits slept in his car and the floors of cheap motels until the album was finally released in 1973. Durning his time at Asylum he recorded:

  • “Closing Time”

  • “The Heart of Saturday Night”

  • “Small Change”

  • “Nighthawks at the Diner”

  • “Blue Valentine”

  • “Heart Attack and Vine”

It this point of his career Tom Waits’ music was laden in jazz and blues. His lyrics told tales of down and outs, drunks, midnight choirs, street walkers and old cars. After leaving Asylum his music evolved into something more reminiscent of what it is now.