To hear a singer’s voice while reading a book is pure bliss – especially when the singer is Tom Waits. Innocent when you dream is a wonderful collection of interviews and stories about this musical poet. Never voyeuristic like a lot of books about stars can be – and mainly interested in his art and why it is so special. Reading this book made me listen to the albums Rain Dogs, Frank’s Wild Years and Blood Money again – and suddenly some of the songs made a lot more sense. My fascination with Tom Waits started in a flat in Sweden, continued in a theatre in Berlin where he performed in 2004, has been fed with new album purchases over the years and now with this book. I can definitely hear the magic.