Tom Waits - Swordfishtrombones 12 inch
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Swordfishtrombones is an album by American singer-songwriter Tom Waits, released in September 1983. It was the first album that Waits produced himself and is marked by a sense of artistic freedom that would increasingly characterize his later work. Stylistically different from his previous LPs, the album moves away from the piano and string orchestra arrangements of the late 1970s, replacing them instead with unusual instrumentation and a somewhat more abstract songwriting approach. The album peaked at #164 on the Billboard Pop Albums and 200 albums charts. In 1989, Spin Magazine named Swordfishtrombones the second greatest album of all time. In 2006, Q placed the album at #36 in its list of "40 Best Albums of the '80s."