Recorded in front of a live audience at the Record Plant recording studio in Los Angeles in 1975, Nighthawks debuts some of Waits' greatest classics with a crack Jazz band backing him up and some of the greatest stage patter ever committed to record.
Closing Time is the debut record of Tom Waits and it foreshadows the distinctly lyrical storytelling and original blending of jazz, blues and folk styles that would come to be associated with the artist.
Tom Waits' entire catalog with ANTI- Records, from 1999's Mule Variations through 2011's Bad As Me, are being reissued. Working alongside his wife and musical collaborator, Kathleen Brennan, Waits personally remastered each of the six releases.
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