TOM WAITS is set to release Glitter and Doom Live, a collection of outstanding live tracks from his 2008 sold out US and European tour. This two CD set contains 17 live recordings from ten nights along the tour including, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Tulsa, Knoxville, Atlanta, Paris, Milan, Jacksonville, Dublin and Columbus. The second CD entitled, Tom Tales holds nearly 40 minutes of Waits quixotic ruminations on topics ranging from romantic spiders to injured vultures. The CD will also come with a booklet of live photos.
The vinyl version of Glitter and Doom Live will feature gatefold sleeve with live photos from the tour and contain all 17 tracks but no Tom Tales. Inside the LP, Anti- is providing a card w/mp3 download instructions, which will enable the buyer to download Tom Tales as well.
Musically, the live discs encapsulate Waits in all his chug, boom and steam. His shamanistic vocals, innovative arrangements, visionary lyrics, pounding rhythms and emotional melodies are all here. There are dark swampy tribal rhythms, ominous hymns, and cautionary tales all swirling around Waits’ unmistakable howl and croon. The CD has a dead man singing to his widow, a convict’s last words, an instructional dance number, lamenting sword swallowers and bragging pirates. All of the tracks were personally selected and sequenced to give you the feeling of one great night on tour.
On October 12, www.tomwaits.com is set to go live. You are invited to wander and roam through the first ever official website for all things Waits: news, updates on recordings, new releases, tours, films and more. A resource for lyrics, photos, wit and wisdom, strange but true tales, and more imponderables on topics as far ranging as the origin of consciousness, the sexuality of Christ and the lonely journey of the male seahorse.
Track listing is as follows:
1. Lucinda / Ain't Goin Down (Birmingham - 07/03/0 - 5:37
2. Singapore (Edinburgh - 07/28/0 - 5:00
3. Get Behind The Mule (Tulsa - 06/25/0 - 6:26
4. Fannin Street (Knoxville - 06/29/0 - 4:16
5. Dirt In The Ground (Milan - 07/19/0 - 5:18
6. Such A Scream (Milan - 07/18/0 - 2:51
7. Live Circus (Jacksonville - 07/01/0 - 5:04
8. Goin' Out West (Tulsa - 06/25/0 - 3:48
9. Falling Down (Paris - 07/25/0 - 4:21
10. The Part You Throw Away (Edinburgh - 07/28/0 - 5:07
11. Trampled Rose (Dublin - 08/01/0 - 5:06
12. Metropolitan Glide (Knoxville - 6/29/0 - 3:10
13. I'll Shoot The Moon (Paris - 07/24/0 - 4:25
14. Green Grass (Edinburgh - 07/27/0 - 3:20
15. Make It Rain (Atlanta - 07/05/0 - 3:58
16. Story (Columbus - 06/28/0 - 2:02
17. Lucky Day (Atlanta - 07/05/0 - 3:47
We played Tom Waits where I worked at.Customers were like staring back at us,they wanted to kill us.
My friend works in a record store and one time he was playing Tom Waits, I walked up to the counter and jokingly said, "Who is this, Cookie Monster?" The girl standing next to me, dead serious goes, "I thought this sounded familiar." I loled pretty hard.
I just listened to Bone Machine recently for the first time in a long time. Great great record. Tom Waits is one of the few true originals out there and the fact that he's still at it today and still retaining his artistic integrity is a minor miracle.
It's also interesting to note, usually artists start to wane when their significant other gets involved with their work, but Waits hit his prime when he started writing music with his wife, Kathleen Brennan and it's been a successful collaboration so far.