The Heart of Saturday Night is the second studio album by singer and songwriter Tom Waits, released in 1974 on Asylum Records. In 2003, the album was ranked number 339 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time, his highest placing. The album cover is based on In the Wee Small Hours by Frank Sinatra.[11] Cal Schenkel was the art director and the cover art was by Lyn Lascaro aka Napolean.

The title song was written as a tribute to Jack Kerouac.[12]


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All songs written and composed by Tom Waits.

Side one

No. Title Length
1. "New Coat of Paint"   3:23
2. "San Diego Serenade"   3:30
3. "Semi Suite"   3:29
4. "Shiver Me Timbers"   4:26
5. "Diamonds on My Windshield"   3:12
6. "(Looking for) The Heart of Saturday Night"   3:53

Side two

No. Title Length
1. "Fumblin' with the Blues"   3:02
2. "Please Call Me, Baby"   4:25
3. "Depot, Depot"   3:46
4. "Drunk on the Moon"   5:06
5. "The Ghosts of Saturday Night (After Hours at Napoleone's Pizza House)"   3:16
Total length: 40:54


All personnel credits adapted from the album's liner notes.[13]

Technical personnel
Design personnel


Region Certification Sales/shipments
United Kingdom (BPI)[14] Gold 100,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone xunspecified figures based on certification alone

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