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Tuesday
Sep272011

Tom Waits - "Back in the Crowd"

Tom Waits

A new Tom Waits track that goes by the name "Back In The Crowd" is now available for your downloading/streaming pleasure. The cut is from the legendary songwriter's forthcoming album, Bad As Me, which is due out October 24th. More info on the track from Waits' website and the stream can be found below. Download the cut over at iTunes.

“Back in the Crowd” is a romantic ballad featuring the Spanish Tinge guitar work of both David Hidalgo (Los Lobos) and long time collaborator, Marc Ribot. Crooned in his best “Jim Reeves-meets-Elvis tenor” Waits’ describes his richly intimate performance “as an old fashioned jukebox tune for a slow dance with your girl (or guy).” Adding to the romance, Hidalgo beat out a Latin clave rhythm using his wedding ring on the side of his Jarana (a traditional 8 string guitar from Vera Cruz).