We're back! Sam and Martin return for another album from the Tom Waits back-catalogue, this season listening to and discussing his sixth release Blue Valentine. Joining us for the first tracks are Elizabeth Sankey and Caspar Salmon from the Highbrow Lowbrow podcast, discussing the many different levels of the song Somewhere (from West Side Story), the performance styles of both Waits and the original productions, and... potatoes. Another classic metaphor for music, only available from Song by Song.
Music extracts used for illustrative/review purposes include:
Somewhere (from West Side Story), Blue Valentine, Tom Waits (1978)
Somewhere, West Side Story Motion Picture Soundtrack, Jim Bryant & Marni Nixon [w. Leonard Bernstein & Stephen Sondheim] (1961)
Somewhere (Ballet), West Side Story (Original Broadway Production), Max Goberman & West Side Story Ensemble [w. Leonard Bernstein & Stephen Sondheim] (1957)
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