Please note: new street date is August 10. (Indie-Shop-Only Colour Vinyl Edition!!) Remastered 2018 Reissue!! Tom Waits' first seven albums, originally released through Elektra Asylum Records in the 1970's, have been re-mastered and are being re-released via Anti-Records! 1977’s Foreign Affairs takes the jazz and poetry that Tom Waits explored on his earlier albums in a more cinematic direction, foreshadowing his own breakthrough work in the 80s. Opening with the instrumental “Cinny’s Waltz” and featuring some new standards like “Muriel” and “I Never Talk To Strangers”, his dramatic duet with Bette Midler, this album gets into some of Waits’ most ambitious storytelling ever. Foreign Affairs also features the jazzy, colorful “Jack and Neil” and the sweeping, dramatic “Potters Field” as well as classic Waits ballads “Burma Shave” and “Sight for Sore Eyes”.