This is one of my favourite live recordings of all time - heck, one of my favourite recordings full-stop. Tom Waits in 1977 on The Old Grey Whistle Test performing "Waltzing Matilda (Four Sheets in Copenhagen)". What do you think he's had to do to earn a voice like that? There is such a weighty weariness combined with the beautiful melody. This gives me goosebumps every time I hear it. It would be a Desert Island Disc for me, without a shred of doubt. If you want to know more, there is some interesting background to the song here as part of the Tom Waits album "Small Change"... Enjoy!
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