Heartattack And Vine (Remastered)
Cat no. 8714092757132
Remastered and reissued on Anti. Released in 1980,ÊHeartattack and VineÊwas WaitsÕ final album on Elektra / Asylum Records and it built on the raw blues approach ofÊBlue Valentinewith the incendiary title track, the funky, organ drivenÊDowntownÊand the stomping Nola blues ofÊMr. Siegal. This album also contains some of Waits most popular ballads, includingÊJersey GirlÊwhich was famously a hit for Bruce Springsteen.ÊOn the NickleÊis a moving song about the homeless people who lived on 5th street in downtown LA, andÊRubyÕs ArmsÊis a beautiful song with a lovely Bach-like melody.