This recording, captured at the State Theatre, Sydney, Australia in March 1979, features a captivating performance by Tom Waits from a time when the maverick crooner was on the cusp of a major change in the style and substance of his recorded output and his live shows.
The material performed here comes largely from what were his most recent three albums at the time, with classics like ‘Tom Traubert’s Blues’ and ‘Jitterbug Boy’ rubbing shoulders with newer cuts like ‘Red Shoes By The Drugstore.’
1.Romeo Is Bleeding
2.Annie’s Back In Town
3.Jitterbug Boy/Better Off Without A Wife
4.I Wish I was In New Orleans
5.Since I Fell For You
6.Red Shoes By The Drugstore
7.Silent Night/Christmas Card From A Hooker In Minneapolis
8.Do The Hokey Pokey/Pasties And A G-String
10.Closing Credits (Encore)
11.Tom Traubert’s Blues
12.Small Change/Big Spender
Released by Parachute Recordings Cat: PARA081LP.