Dick’s Picks: A Japanese Test Pressing of Tom Waits’ Closing Time

This weeks pick is a very rare Test Pressing for the 1973 Japanese 12-track LP of Closing Time by Tom Waits.

Tom Waits Closing Time - Test Pressing vinyl LP album (LP record) Japanese TMWLPCL717933

This was Waits’ debut album at the tender age of 24, where he’d yet to develop his storytelling & deep gruff voice but nonetheless still managed to sound like a man that lived a thousand lives.

Tom Waits Closing Time - Test Pressing vinyl LP album (LP record) Japanese TMWLPCL717933

The first Toshiba pressing of this album was supposedly withdrawn making this super rare. The labels are plain white with just the catalogue number & promo stamp one side. Comes complete with the original plain card sleeve & label copy sheet.

The vinyl appears Excellent with some light foxing to the labels over time & very few signs of play.

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