Complete List Of Tom Waits Albums And Songs

Tom Waits Albums

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Our Complete list of Tom Waits Albums And Songs presents the entire catalog of Tom Waits studio and live albums with all song titles listed on each album. Tom Waits has released seventeen studio albums throughout his legendary musical career. He is considered one of the most innovative songwriters of the classic rock era. His first album was released in 1973. The same years Bruce Springsteen and Billy Joel released their debut albums.

Closing Time

Released March 6, 1973

Side A

Ol’ ’55

I Hope That I Don’t Fall In Love With You
Virginia Avenue
Old Shoes (& Picture Postcards)
Midnight Lullaby

Side B

Ice Cream Man
Little Trip To Heaven (On The Wings Of Your Love)
Grapefruit Moon
Closing Time

The Heart of Saturday Night

Released October 15, 1974

Side A:

New Coat Of Paint
San Diego Serenade
Semi Suite
Shiver Me Timbers
Diamonds On My Windshield
(Looking For) The Heart Of Saturday Night

Side B:

Fumblin’ With The Blues
Please Call Me, Baby
Depot, Depot
Drunk On The Moon
The Ghosts Of Saturday Night

Nighthawks at the Diner

Released October 21, 1975

Side A

( Intro)

Emotional Weather Report
On A Foggy Night
Eggs And Sausage (In A Cadillac With Susan Michelson)

Side B

Better Off Without A Wife
Nighthawk Postcards (From Easy Street)

Side C:

Warm Beer And Cold Women
Putnam County
Spare Parts I (A Nocturnal Emission)

Side D:

Big Joe And Phantom 309
Spare Parts II And Closing

Small Change

Released September 21, 1976

Side One:

Tom Traubert’s Blues
Step Right Up
Jitterbug Boy
I Wish I Was In New Orleans
The Piano Has Been Drinking (Not Me)

Side Two:

Invitation To The Blues
Pasties And A G-String
Bad Liver And A Broken Heart
The One That Got Away
Small Change
I Can’t Wait To Get Off Work

Foreign Affairs

Released September 13, 1977

Side A:

Cinny’s Waltz
I Never Talk To Strangers
Medley: Jack & Neal / California, Here I Come
A Sight For Sore Eyes

Side B

Potter’s Field
Barber Shop
Foreign Affair

Blue Valentine

Released September 5, 1978

Side A:

Somewhere (From “West Side Story”)
Red Shoes By The Drugstore
Christmas Card From A Hooker In Minneapolis
Romeo Is Bleeding

Side B:

Wrong Side Of The Road
Whistlin’ Past The Graveyard
Kentucky Avenue
A Sweet Little Bullet From A Pretty Blue Gun
Blue Valentine

Heartattack And Vine

Released September 9, 1980

Side One:

Heartattack and Vine
In Shades
Saving All My Love for You
Jersey Girl

Side Two:

Til the Money Runs Out
On the Nickel
Mr. Siegal
Ruby’s Arms


Released September 1, 1983

CD Track Listing:

Shore Leave
Dave The Butcher
Johnsburg, Illinois
16 Shells From A Thirty-Ought Six
Town With No Cheer
In The Neighborhood
Just Another Sucker On The Vine
Frank’s Wild Years
Down, Down, Down
Soldier’s Things
Gin Soaked Boy
Trouble’s Braids

Rain Dogs

Released September 30, 1985

CD Track Listing:

Clap Hands
Cemetery Polka
Jockey Full Of Bourbon
Tango Till They’re Sore
Big Black Mariah
Diamonds & Gold
Hang Down Your Head
Rain Dogs
Ninth & Hennepin
Gun Street Girl
Union Square
Blind Love
Walking Spanish
Downtown Train
Bride Of A Rain Dog
Anywhere I Lay My Head

Franks Wild Years

Released August 17, 1987

CD Track Listing:

Hang On St. Christopher
Straight To The Top (Rhumba)
Blow Wind Blow
Innocent When You Dream (Barroom)
I’ll Be Gone
Yesterday Is Here
Please Wake Me Up
Franks Theme
More Than Rain
Way Down In The Hole
Straight To The Top (Vegas)
I’ll Take New York
 Telephone Call From Istanbul
Cold Cold Ground
 Train Song
 Innocent When You Dream (78)

Bone Machine

Released September 8, 1992

CD Track Listing:

Earth Died Screaming
Dirt in the Ground
Such a Scream
All Stripped Down
Who Are You
The Ocean Doesn’t Want Me
Jesus Gonna Be Here
A Little Rain
In the Colosseum
Goin’ Out West
Murder in the Red Barn
Black Wings
Whistle Down the Wind
I Don’t Wanna Grow Up
Let Me Get Up on It
That Feel

The Black Rider

Released November 2, 1993

CD Track Listing:

Lucky Day Overture
The Black Rider
Just the Right Bullets
Black Box Theme
T’ Ain’t No Sin
Flash Pan Hunter/Intro
That’s the Way
The Briar and the Rose
Russian Dance
Gospel Train/Orchestra
I’ll Shoot the Moon
Flash Pan Hunter
Gospel Train
Oily Night
Lucky Day
The Last Rose of Summer

Mule Variations

Released April 16, 1999

CD Track Listing:

Big in Japan
Lowside of the Road
Hold On
Get Behind the Mule
House Where Nobody Lives
Cold Water
What’s He Building?
Black Market Baby
Eyeball Kid
Picture in a Frame
Chocolate Jesus
Georgia Lee
Filipino Box Spring Hog
Take It with Me
Come on Up to the House


Released May 4, 2002

CD Track Listing:

Everything You Can Think
Flowers Grave
No One Knows I’m Gone
Poor Edward
Table Top Joe
Lost In The Harbour
 We’re All Mad Here
Watch Her Disappear
 I’m Still Here
Fish & Bird

Blood Money

Released May 4, 2002

CD Track Listing:

Misery Is the River of the World
Everything Goes to Hell
Coney Island Baby
All the World Is Green
God’s Away on Business
Another Man’s Vine
Knife Chase
Starving in the Belly of a Whale
The Part You Throw Away
A Good Man Is Hard to Find

Real Gone

Released October 3, 2004

CD Track Listing:

Top of the Hill
Hoist That Rag
Sins of My Father
Shake It
Don’t Go into That Barn
How’s It Gonna End
Metropolitan Glide
Dead and Lovely
Trampled Rose
Green Grass
Baby Gonna Leave Me
Clang Boom Steam
Make It Rain
Day After Tomorrow
Chick a Boom

Bad as Me

Released October 21, 2011

CD Track Listing:

Raised Right Men
Talking At The Same Time
Get Lost
Face To The Highway
Pay Me
Back In The Crowd
Bad As Me
Kiss Me
Last Leaf
Hell Broke Luce
New Year’s Eve

Tom Waits Live Albums

Big Time

Released September 1988

CD Song List:

Sixteen Shells From A Thirty-Ought-Six
Red Shoes
Cold Cold Ground
Straight To The Top
Yesterday Is Here
Way Down In The Hole
Falling Down
Strange Weather
Big Black Mariah
Rain Dogs
Train Song
Johnsburg, Illinois
Ruby’s Arms
Telephone Call From Istanbul
Clap Hands
Gun Street Girl

Glitter and Doom Live

November 23, 2009

CD Song list:

Lucinda/Ain’t Goin’ Down
Get Behind The Mule
Fannin Street
Dirt in the Ground
Such A Scream
Live Circus
Goin’ Out West
Falling Down
The Part You Throw Away
Trampled Ros
Metropolitan Glide
I’ll Shoot The Moon
Green Grass
Make It Rain
Lucky Day
Tom Tales

Tom Waits Soundtracks

One From The Heart

Released  October 1982

Side A:

Opening Montage
Is There Any Way Out of This Dream?
Picking Up After You
Old Boyfriends
Broken Bicycles

Side Two:

I Beg Your Pardon
Little Boy Blue
Instrumental Montag
You Can’t Unring a Bell
This One’s from the Heart
Take Me Home

Tom Waits Box Set

Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards

Six Record Set divided into three sections


Side A:

Lie to Me
Fish in the Jailhouse

Side B:

Bottom of the World
Ain’t Goin’ Down to the Well
Lord I’ve Been Changed

Side C:

Puttin’ on the Dog
Road to Peace
All the Time

Side D:

The Return of Jackie and Judy
Walk Away
Sea of Love
Buzz Fledderjohn
Rains on Me


Side A:

Bend Down the Branches
You Can Never Hold Back Spring
Long Way Home
Widow’s Grove
Little Drop of Poison
Shiny Things

Side B:

World Keeps Turning
Tell It to Me
Never Let Go
Fannin Street

Side C:

Little Man
It’s Over
If I Have to Go
Goodnight Irene
The Fall of Troy

Side D:

Take Care of All My Children
Down There By the Train
Danny Says
Jayne’s Blue Wish
Young at Heart


Side A:

What Keeps Mankind Alive
Children’s Story
Heigh Ho
Army Ants
Books of Moses

Side B:

Bone Chain
Two Sisters
First Kiss
Dog Door

Side C:

Home I’ll Never Be
Poor Little Lamb
Altar Boy
The Pontiac
Spidey’s Wild Ride

Side D:

King Kong
On the Road
Dog Treat
Missing My Son

Bonus Lp

Side A:

Crazy ‘Bout My Baby
Diamond in Your Mind
Cannon Song

Side B:

No One Can Forgive Me
Mathie Grove

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