The plural track of the singular album brings our tour through Waits's sixth album to a close, as Martin, Sam and Kit discuss one of their favourite songs from Blue Valentine. With some discussion over traditional images of lovers, the power dynamic between the singer and the object of their song (and affection), and some theories about the album as a whole, we come to the end of… wait a minute, we're doing what next week?!?
Music extracts used for illustrative/review purposes include:
Blue Valentines, Blue Valentine, Tom Waits (1978)
My Funny Valentine, Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Rodgers and Hart Songbook, Ella Fitzgerald (1956)
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