Big Time, 1988
01. Sixteen Shells From A Thirty-Ought-Six 02. Red Shoes 03. Underground 04. Cold Cold Ground 05. Straight To The Top 06. Yesterday Is Here 07. Way Down In The Hole 08. Falling Down 09. Strange Weather 10. Big Black Mariah 11. Rain Dogs 12. Train Song 13. Johnsburg, Illinois 14. Ruby's Arms 15. Telephone Call From Istanbul 16. Clap Hands 17. Gun Street Girl 18. Time
The 18 tracks on the live Big Time are culled mostly from Tom Waits' trio of albums, Swordfishtrombones, Rain Dogs, and Franks Wild Years from the same period. With a previously unreleased track – "Falling Down” – and Waits’ debut performance of "Strange Weather," written for Marianne Faithfull, this album puts all of Waits’ live brilliance on display. Missing is that core experience of a Tom Waits performance, the between-song banter, so much a centerpiece of the earlier live album Nighthawks at the Diner, and one he returns to in a big way on Glitter and Doom Live.