Daily Download: "You Can Never Hold Back Spring," Tom Waits

Another from Tom Waits' seemingly inexhaustible supply of classic songs.

By Salon Staff

Published October 25, 2006 7:01AM (EDT)

Another track from the upcoming Tom Waits set "Orphans," this song from the "Bawlers" disc -- posted by his label ANTI -- demonstrates the elegance and skill I mentioned yesterday, drawn from his seemingly inexhaustible supply of classic songs. It's stewed in the kind of nostalgia that Waits seems able to manufacture instantly, where others' compositions take decades to acquire it.

-- T.B.


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