Friday, June 08, 2018

The Tom Waits Library is back

Good news: the Tom Waits Library is back online at A group of Waits aficionados are working to update the old website to a 21st century site and are looking for contributors to make that happen through a crowdfunding effort. Donations will be rewarded with cd's, dvd's and oil-stained t-shirts.

More info about the project at the crowdfunding page.

Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Fox Searchlight Pictures has released a trailer for the upcoming movie The old man and the gun, in which Tom Waits plays a part.


From Fox Searchlight Pictures:
The old man and the gun is based on the true story of Forrest Tucker (Robert Redford), from his audacious escape from San Quentin at the age of 70 to an unprecedented string of heists that confounded authorities and enchanted the public. Wrapped up in the pursuit are detective John Hunt (Casey Affleck), who becomes captivated with Forrest’s commitment to his craft, and a woman (Sissy Spacek), who loves him in spite of his chosen profession.

The old man and the gun should be in theaters on September 28, 2018

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.