One from the Heart is a soundtrack album of Tom Waits compositions for the Francis Ford Coppola film of the same name. It was recorded from October 1980 to September 1981, and released in February 1982. It was during this period that Waits met his wife Kathleen Brennan, an employee at the studio where it was recorded.[2]

Crystal Gayle features prominently on the record, performing either solo or in duets with Waits. The soundtrack was nominated for an Academy Award for Original Music Score.

The movie was re-released on DVD on January 27, 2004, and the DVD contains remixed and remastered Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound of the soundtrack from Waits' original studio sessions, a documentary on the making of the soundtrack, as well as previously unreleased demo recordings and alternate takes.

Contents Edit


  • 1 Track listing
  • 2 Personnel
    • 2.1 Musicians
    • 2.2 Technical personnel
  • 3 References
  • 4 External links

Track listing[edit] Edit

All tracks written by Tom Waits.

Side One

No. Title Length
1. "Opening Montage (Tom's Piano Intro/Once Upon a Town/The Wages of Love)"   5:16
2. "Is There Any Way Out of This Dream?"   2:13
3. "Picking up After You"   3:54
4. "Old Boyfriends"   5:53
5. "Broken Bicycles"   2:53

Side Two

No. Title Length
1. "I Beg Your Pardon"   4:26
2. "Little Boy Blue"   3:43
3. "Instrumental Montage (The Tango/Circus Girl)"   3:00
4. "You Can't Unring a Bell"   2:20
5. "This One's from the Heart"   5:45
6. "Take Me Home"   1:37
7. "Presents" (Instrumental) 1:00

Personnel[edit] Edit

Musicians[edit] Edit

  • Bob Alcivar – piano, orchestral arrangement, conductor
  • Ronnie Barron – organ on "Little Boy Blue"
  • Dennis Budimir – guitar on "Opening Montage" & "Old Boyfriends"
  • Larry Bunker – drums on "The Tango"
  • Gene Cipriano – tenor saxophone on "The Tango"
  • Greg Cohen – bass
  • Teddy Edwards – tenor saxophone
  • Victor Feldman – timpani on "You Can't Unring a Bell"
  • Chuck Findley – trumpet on "Circus Girl"
  • Crystal Gayle – vocals
  • Dick Hyde – trombone on "Circus Girl"
  • Pete Jolly – piano, accordion, celeste
  • Gayle Levant – harp
  • John Lowe – woodwind on "Circus Girl"
  • Shelly Manne – drums on "Opening Montage", "Is There Any Way Out of This Dream?" & "Old Boyfriends"
  • Lonny Morgan – woodwind
  • Joe Porcaro – glockenspiel on "Presents"
  • Emil Richards – vibes on "I Beg Your Pardon"
  • Jack Sheldon – trumpet
  • John Thomassie – percussion on "Little Boy Blue"
  • Leslie Thompson – harmonica on "Circus Girl"
  • Tom Waits – vocals, piano, orchestral arrangement
  • Don Waldrop – tuba on "Instrumental Montage"

Technical personnel[edit] Edit

  • Bones Howe – producer, sound, engineer, remixer
  • Biff Dawes – engineer
  • Tim Boyle – second engineer
  • Dave Demore – second engineer
  • Bob Winder – second engineer
  • Richard Beggs – sound montages
  • Kathy Morton – sound assistant

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