Tom Waits

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  • Genre: Rock And Pop
  • Label: Epitaph
  • Released Date: 11th June 2018
  • Buying Format:
    180g 2LP Gatefold Sleeve

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For the first time, Tom Waits will make available as individual records his 2006 classic 56 song release Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers and Bastards. Each of the three albums, Brawlers, Bawlers and Bastards, will be on 180 grams black vinyl and CD. The collection of 56 songs went far beyond a simple career retrospective. It dipped back as far as 1984 with the bulk of it’s songs hailing from the mid-nineties onward. Over 2/3 of the material had never been heard when originally released in 2006 and had 30 newly recorded songs. Orphans also featured a number of songs finding a home on a Waits’ album for the first time. They included Waits’ unique interpretations of songs by such diverse talents as The Ramones, Daniel Johnston, Kurt Weill & Bertolt Brecht and Leadbelly. These outtakes, rarities and the previously unreleased material were separately grouped into themes and named, Brawlers, Bawlers, and Bastards. And now these titles will be released individually. Brawlers is a collection of raucous blues and full-throated juke joint stomps Bawlers is a collection of Celtic and country ballads, waltzes, lullabies, piano and classic lyrical Waits’ songs Bastards is a collection of experimental music and strange tales

“Astounding… More even than his Exile On Main St., this is Tom Waits’ Basement Tapes.” – MOJO
“Waits may call them orphans but another artist would call this a career.”– THE A.V. CLUB
“A definitive album.” – ROLLING STONE
“Familiar, compelling, and tugging out empathy.” – ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

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Track Listings

What Keeps Mankind Alive
Children's Story
Heigh Ho
Army Ants
Book Of Moses
Bone Chain
Two Sisters
First Kiss
Dog Door

Home I'll Never Be
Poor Little Lamb
Altar Boy
The Pontiac
Spidey's Wild Ride
King Kong
On The Road
Dog Treat
Missing My Son

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