Alice returns for our first demo-to-studio jump, as Waits either trades frozen treats for hot lovin', or just embarks on a peripatetic dairy-based romance. Song endings, the interpretation between demos and final versions, as well as the nature of demos and producers/production in general all get consideration.
Music extracts used for illustrative/review purposes include:
Ice Cream Man, The Early Years vol 1, Tom Waits (1991)
Hit The Road Jack, demo, Percy Mayfield (1960)
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