The regular duet of Sam and Martin explore one of the few vocal collaborations Waits includes on his studio albums, with this piano-bar seduction of (and by) Bette Midler. The verbatim nature of the lyrics, the locating nature of music, and interference with postal carriers all feature in this week's discussion.

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Music extracts used for illustrative/review purposes include:
I Never Talk to Strangers, Foreign Affairs, Tom Waits/Bette Midler (1977)

Yellow Beach Umbrella, Broken Blossom, Bette Midler (1977)

I Never Talk To Strangers (Live), BBC recording, Tom Waits (1979)

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