Monday, April 02, 2018

Tom Waits working on a new album ...?

According to KCRW radio dj Chris Douridas, Tom Waits is 'at work on a new album'.
You can hear Douridas mentioning this during his last radio show at 01:18:10.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Elektra catalogue reissued on 'moss green' and 'clear' vinyl

As reported earlier, ANTI- is releasing a 'restored' version of Tom Waits’ entire 1970s Elektra Asylum catalogue digitally and on CD and vinyl.

ANTI just announced the web store will also exclusively offer limited editions of 1.000 clear 180-gram vinyl per title in the US and 1.000 180-gram moss green vinyl in Europe. These special editions are now available for preorder, except for the 'green' (European) versions of  Heart of Saturday night and Closing time.

Friday, March 23, 2018

A Career Spanning Playlist Curated By Tom Waits


Tom Waits has curated a 76 song playlist spanning his entire career. You can explore the decades of Waits' many styles of storytelling swagger and heartbreak melodies here.
You can also listen to Tom Waits' entire 1970's Elektra Asylum catalog which has been re-released by ANTI and is available on all streaming and download services today. Closing Time, his long out of print, debut album, is also available on vinyl today.

Monday, March 19, 2018

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame performances released

According to Billboard, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will be releasing recordings from performances from HoF induction ceremonies between 2010 and 2017 in a variety of formats on April 24.

Five digital Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame: In Concert digital albums, covering two ceremonies each, with bonus performances by - amongst others - Tom Waits. At his induction ceremony on March 14, 2011, Waits played four songs: Make it rainRaindogsHouse where nobody lives and Get behind the mule (with Neil Young). Other inductees that year were Alice Cooper, Art Rupe, Darlene Love, Dr. John, Jac Holzman, Leon Russell and Neil Diamond.

Four DVD's and two Blu-rays, featuring 53 live performances from the 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 induction ceremonies, will be released on the same day as the digital albums.

Friday, March 09, 2018

Orphans rereleased separately in honour of RSD

Record Store Day has announced an 'RSD Exclusive Release' of Brawlers, Bawlers and Bastards as separate discs on coloured (resp. red, blue and grey) vinyl. Three double albums, means you'll miss out on the 7th 'bonus' disc of the original Orphans box set.

I have no idea if this is this will be the same release as the separate and remastered Orphans discs ANTI announced last October., but I expect that to be regular black vinyl.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Another seven (7!) remastered Waits albums coming

ANTI- is releasing another seven remastereds Waits albums.

From ANTI-:
Tom Waits’ first seven albums, originally released through Elektra Asylum Records in the 1970’s, have been re-mastered and will be released via Anti-Records.

All titles – many of which have been long out of print – will be re-issued on hi quality 180 gram vinyl throughout 2018. 'Closing Time' vinyl is out March 9 and available for pre-order here. CD versions of all Asylum titles are available for pre-order here and will be available on March 23 with digital releases slated for March 9.

The albums released on Elektra Asylum are Closing Time, The Heart of Saturday Night, Nighthawks at the Diner, Small Change, Foreign Affairs, Blue Valentine and Heartattack and Vine.

That means we are only missing remastered versions of Swordfishtrombones, Rain Dogs, Franks Wild Years, Bone Machine, The Black Rider and Big Time.

Friday, January 05, 2018

Mule variations color vinyl

Newbury Comics announced an 'exclusive color vinyl pressing' of Mule variations yesterday. Sadly, this limited edition (of 750) of 'clear with black smoke' discs is already out of stock.