Friday, August 18, 2006

Orphans track list

ANTI- has finally published the Orphans tracklist. The press release describes the release as “a wide-ranging collection of 54 songs, including 30 new recordings, equaling over three hours of rare and never-before heard music with a 94 page booklet.“ Release dates according to ANTI- are November 20 (Europe) and November 21 (US).

01. Lie To Me
02. 2. LowDown
03. 2:19
04. Fish In The Jailhouse
05. Bottom Of The World
06. Lucinda
07. Ain't Goin' Down To The Well
08. Lord I've Been Changed
09. Puttin' On The Dog
10. Road To Peace
11. All The Time
12. The Return Of Jackie and Judy
13. Walk Away
14. Sea Of Love
15. Buzz Fledderjohn
16. Rains On Me

01. Bend Down The Branches
02. You Can Never Hold Back Spring
03. Long Way Home
04. Widow's Grove
05. Little Drop Of Poison
06. Shiny Things
07. World Keeps Turning
08. Tell It To Me
09. Never Let Go
10. Fannin Street
11. Little Man
12. It's Over
13. If I Have To Go
14. Goodnight Irene
15. The Fall Of Troy
16. Take Care Of All My Children
17. Down There By The Train
18. Danny Says
19. Jayne's Blue Wish
20. Young At Heart

01. What Keeps Mankind Alive
02. Children's Story
03. Heigh Ho
04. Army Ants
05. Books Of Moses
06. Bone Chain
07. Two Sisters
08. First Kiss
09. Dog Door
10. Redrum
11. Nirvana
12. Home I'll Never Be
13. Poor Little Lamb
14. Altar Boy
15. The Pontiac
16. Spidey's Wild Ride
17. King Kong
18. On The Road

From the press release: “Orphans are rough and tender tunes. Rhumbas about mermaids, shuffles about trainwrecks, tarantellas about insects, madrigrals about drowning,” says Waits. “Scared, mean, orphans songs of rapture and melancholy. Songs that grew up hard. Songs of dubious origin rescued from cruel fate and now left wanting only to be cared for. Show that you are not afraid and take them home. They don’t bite, they just need attention.”

Orphans was again produced by Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan.

Label: ANTI-
Catalog Number: 86677
Release Date US: 2006-11-21
Release Date EU: 2006-11-20

Thanks to everyone who pointed this out (and there were quite a few if you).


torture said...

Does anyone know if there will be a vinyl release of Orphans? It's the only medium that will supply some grit between the wheels.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know whether there will be an Orphans tour in Eroupe, once the CD will be released?

Phil said...

Well, considering he came to Europe in '04 (real gone tour), it is probable....

But basically I'm just getting my hopes up, because I really do look forward to seeing him live in good old Europe ;)

However, I'm excited about the Orphans CD Box, the tracks that are available already are really, really good...

WaitingForWaits said...

The most of the songs are available and extracted from compilations...aren´t they?

Anonymous said...

Is there going to be a dvd with Orphans?

zenora bariella said...

I am so-o-o-o-o happy to see many of my favorites on here--It's Over, Puttin' on the Dog, Buzz Fledderjon! Thanks so much, Eyeball! The only song I wish were there is Smuggler's Waltz/Bronx Lullaby--but maybe it's known by another name?

Bone Machine said...


zenora bariella said...

How eerie! 4 or 5 MORE ghosts have materialized around Tom on the album cover! Can anyone get a better look than I can at who they might be?

Seth B. Doe said...

What? No "Annie's Back In Town?"

Nael said...

So are there songs on this that have never been heard (even live)? Also- yeah what happened to the paradise alley songs? Regardless, this is going to be absolutely awesome.

WaitingForWaits said...

The paradise alley soundtrack is avalaible?

Someone knows if the song of Orphans are all extracted from the period of tom in Anti? 1995 -2006

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I was looking for "Annie's Back in Town!" Let's pray there will be a live release, like Dylan's "Bootleg" series, and collect some of the greats like "Annie's Back in Town" and, oh yeah, "Who's Sportcoat is That?"

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I almost forgot Annie's Back in Town. Also, where's Mr, Henry & Silent Night?

Maybe they couldn't get the rights to them?

zenora bariella said...

Waiting in Seville, I think it's fair to say that they're all from the Anti years: 1998-present. Some predate his first Anti release (Mule in '99), but follow the time when he and Island parted ways in June 1998. But somebody please correct me if I'm wrong!

zenora bariella said...

Mr Henry is licensed by Asylum (on Bounced Checks if you ever find it); Annie and Sportscoat date back to the late 70s; and Silent Night, back to the late 80s. So, I guess there are still Waits rareties to be had.

zenora bariella said...

Okay, I'm correcting myself. Some of the songs predate the Anti years: Little Man and Sea of Love among them.

Johnbanksleonard said...

I don't know if this is totally random, but I couldn't watch this clip and not stop 'orphan' in its own right. I hope I'm not the last person to discover this clip from a Japanese X-Mas special with three Japanese men dressed in 80's suits singing "I Wish I Was in New Orleans"...maybe that was the inspiration for "I'm Big in Japan"

The video should be here:

WaitingForWaits said...

Well, what happen with the rareties from Asylum and Island era?

Anonymous said...

Ahhh at long last 'Heigh Ho', Tom's cover of the Walt Disney song, will be widley available.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know if the 30 new recordings are new recordings of old songs or brand new songs? There are titles here that have never appeared anywhere before. Are we getting sweet new material?

Kenneth said...

re: zenora

Here is the Hi-Res version of the album cover.

Felix said...

Can't wait to hear Mr Waits doing "Down there by the train" which he wrote for Johnny Cash and never performed himself (if I'm correct)...

anyways, some of the songs seem to have made it on albums of other artists like RAINS ON ME w/ Chuck E. Weiss and I'VE BEEN CHANGED w/ Hammond (John Hammond??)

much live stuff too, What's NIRVANA?

Anonymous said...

"I've Been Changed" is the last cut from John Hammond's Wicked Grin album, which was all Waits covers, produced by Waits...saw Hammond do an all-Waits show at Knitting Factory LA a few years back. Bad. Ass.

Anonymous said...

There's also a GREAT video of Tom playing 'I've Been Changed' solo w/ a guitar and a boot tap on German TV...anyone know where I can get my paws on that?

WaitingForWaits said...

What are the live songs of Orphans?I think that all songs are registered in study

Hafwit said...

In an interview with Jim Jarmusch, Waits mentioned two songs written around the time of Bone Machine. They were 'Good Dogwood' (about the man who made the Savior's cross) and 'Shall We Die Tonight?' (about a suicide pact). I'd hoped they'd be on here, but I'm stil enormously stoked.

Anonymous said...

Here is the link to "I Know I've Been Changed" from German TV. I love this clip:

Also, (I'm guessing from the same show) here is "Ain't Goin' Down to the Well No More" (also a great, great version):


Sean Maher said...

I'm psyched to see "Take Care of All of My Children", but I wish it also came with "I'll Never Let Go Of Your Hand". That one always makes my girl cry a little.

Mahood said...

I think "Never Let Go" on BAWLERS might in fact be "I'll Never Let Go Of Your Hand"..., but that might be open to correction.

Anonymous said...

i'm very excited for this release

new tom waits recordings to memorize = hell yeah

Jamie Summers said...

so, any kind individual fancy annotating the tracklisting with where the songs are originally from, which have only been played live, which are completely new, etc?
plus a list of what is still missing rarities wise?

go oooooooooon!

Anonymous said...

Orphans is missing:

"Annie's Back in Town" and "Paradise Alley" (Paradise Alley)

"Mr. Henry" (Bounced Checks)

"Silent Night" (S.O.S United)

"It's Alright with Me" (Red Hot + Blue-A Tribute To Cole Porter)

"What Else Is New?" (Small Change sessions)

Strange Weather (Demo)

Chase the Clouds Away (Black Rider sessions)

"I'm Not Your Fool Anymore" (Mississippi Lad with Teddy Edwards)

"Brother Can You Spare A Dime?" (Brother Can You Spare A Dime?)

"Babbachichuija" (Orbitones, Spoon Harps & Bellowphones)

"Saw Sage" (Coffee and Cigarettes)

"Scarecrow" (Foreign Affairs sessions; I've never actually heard this.)

"I'm Crazy 'bout My Baby" (American Heart)

"Do You Know What I Idi Amin" (Extremely Cool with Chuck E. Weiss)

"Big Face Money" (Hold On single)
Well, there's enough for another disc.

I am saddened Annie's Back in Town, Silent Night, Paradise Alley, I'm Crazy 'about my Baby, I'm Not Your Fool Anymore, Mr. Henry & It's Alright with Me didn't make it. Guess I'll have t make up a disc of my own.

I wonder which versions Little Drop of Poison and It Rains on Me will be? Probably the lesser known Waits solo ones, not from the Shrek 2 soundtrack and Weiss album respectively.

Mahood said...

Here's a taster from the album - it's on youtube...set to a photomontage - Tom and Primus belting out Kerouac's Home I'll Never Be

WaitingForWaits said...

What´s the difference between the two versions of a little drop of poison?

Anonymous said...

What happened to "Diamond In Your Mind"?

DeMeeuw said...

Can't wait(s)!!

As always Kees lau gives an exelent overview of where all of the orphans came from/can be found....



Anonymous said...

[b]Orphans is missing:[/b]
1. Copyright held by Waits/ Brennan & no Waits version previously released on record:[/i]

Breakfast In Jail (unreleased track,
Heartattack And Vine sessions 1979)

Bronx Lullaby/ Smuggler's Waltz (TV documentary Poetry In Motion. 1982)

Rainbow Sleeves (Girl At Her Volcano, Rickie Lee Jones. 1983)

It's Just The Way We Are Boys (The theatre play Woyzeck, 2000. Early version in the play Frank's Wild Years.1986)

But He’s Not Wilhelm (The Black Rider theatre play: 1990, 1993. English version 2004)

Chase The Clouds Away (The Black Rider theatre play: 1990, 1993. English version 2004)

News From The Duke (The Black Rider theatre play: 1990, 1993. English version 2004)

In The Morning (The Black Rider theatre play: 1990, 1993. English version 2004)

One, Two And Through (Alice demo recordings. Hamburg/ Germany. 1992)

Falling Down The Lane (Alice demo recordings. Hamburg/ Germany. 1992)

Untitled instrumental tracks 15-20, 22, 23 (Alice demo recordings. Hamburg/ Germany. 1992)

Mexican Song (Bone Machine sessions, 1992)

Good Dogwood (Bone Machine sessions, 1992)

Shall We Die Tonight (Bone Machine sessions, 1992)

No One Can Forgive Me But My Baby (Got Love If You Want It, John Hammond.1992)

Louise (Friends Of Mine. Ramblin' Jack Elliot. March, 1998)

Diamond In Your Mind (Don't Give Up

On Me. Solomon Burke. Performed by Solomon Burke. Also included in the theatre play Woyzeck. 2000)

[i]2. Copyright held by Waits/ Brennan & Waits version previously released on record:[/i]

Serrano/ Russian Dance (Sylvia Plachy's Unguided Tour, Sylvia Plachy photobook. Instrumental. 1990)

Babbachichuija (Orbitones, Spoon Harps & Bellowphones. Various artists. 1999)

Big Face Money (Hold On promo 1999)

3. Copyright not held by Waits/ Brennan (not written by Waits himself):[/i]

Getting Drunk On A Bottle (Snap Sessions, KPFK FM, Santa Monica. November 19, 1973)

Goodnight Loving Trail (Ebbets Field, Denver, Colorado. October 8, 1974)

Sweet And Shiny Eyes (Home Plate, Bonnie Raitt, 1975)

Standing On The Corner (Agora Ballroom, Cleveland/ Ohio. August 25, 1976)

Martin Goes And Does Where It's At (I'm Everyone I've Ever Loved. Martin Mull. 1977)

Playin' Hooky (Unofficial release: A Nickel’s Worth of Dreams, 1977)

Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You? (Uptown Theatre, Kansas City, October 8, 1979)

I Forgot More Than You'll Ever Know (With Elvis Costello and Lou Reed, Beverly Theatre, Los Angeles. October 4, 1986)

Papa's Got A Brand New Bag (Massey Hall. Toronto, Canada. October 7, 1987)

Big Rock Candy Mountain (Ironweed (soundtrack). 1987. No soundtrack album available)

Date To Church (I'll Be You. The Replacements, 1989)

Silent Night (SOS United. Various artists. 1989)

It's Alright With Me (Red, Hot + Blue, a tribute to Cole Porter. Various artists. 1990)

I'm Not Your Fool Anymore (Mississippi Lad. Teddy Edwards, 1991)

Tommy The Cat (Sailing The Seas Of Cheese. Primus. May, 1991)

A Thousand Bing Bangs & The Movie (Devout Catalyst. Ken Nordine, 1991)

Adios Lounge (Thelonious Monster. Thelonious Monster. October, 1992)

Brother Can You Spare a Dime? (Brother Can You Spare me A Dime? Various artists. 1992)

I'm Crazy 'bout My Baby (American Heart (soundtrack), 1992. No soundtrack album available)

Jesus' Blood Never Failed Me Yet (Jesus' Blood Never Failed Me Yet. Gavin Bryars. 1993)

Highway Cafe (Pearls In The Snow - The Songs Of Kinky Friedman. Various artists. 1998)

Coattails Of A Dead Man (Anti Pop. Primus. 1999)

I'll Tell You Why That Is (Beatin' The Heat. Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks. 2000)

Mahfouz (Witness. Dave Douglas. 2001)

Kitate (The Ride. Los Lobos. May, 2004)

[i]4. Copyright not held by Waits/ Brennan (co-written, or copyright held by others):[/i]

Friday's Blues (Snap Sessions, KPFK FM, Santa Monica, November 10, 1973)

What Else Is New? (Small Change sessions. July, 1976)

Stray Dog Help Yourself (Small Change sessions. July 15, 1976)

A Nickel's Worth Of Dreams (Foreign Affairs sessions. July – August 1977)

Apartment For Rent (Unofficial release: A Nickel’s Worth of Dreams, 1977)

Scarecrow (Unofficial release: A Nickel’s Worth of Dreams, Triangle/ PYRAM, 1977)

Just Another Dime Store Novel (No official release. Filmways/ Heider Recording, Hollywood, July or August, 1977)

Paradise Alley (Paradise Alley soundtrack. MCA 1500/ MCA 1696, 1978)

Annie's Back in Town (Paradise Alley soundtrack. MCA 1500/ MCA 1696, 1978)

With A Suitcase (Paradise Alley sessions. September 7, 1978)

Tijuana (Jack Tempchin. Jack Tempchin. 1973/1978)

Whose Sports Coat Is That? (Uptown Theatre, Kansas City, October 8, 1979)

Trash Day (Beacon Theatre, New York. November 5, 1979)

Once More Before I Go (Freeform singing, from the movie Candy Mountain 1987)

Do You Know What I Idi Amin (Extremely Cool. Chuck E. Weiss. 1999)

Helium Reprise (Helium. Tin Hat Trio. April, 2000)

Saw Sage (Instrumental from Moanin' Parade - Gatmo Sessions Volume 1, Gatmo, 2000)

Various (Moanin' Parade. Gatmo Sessions Vol. 1. C-Side/ Petit Mal & guest musicians, 2000)

Various (Swarm Warnings, Gatmo Sessions Vol. 2. C-Side/ Petit Mal & guest musicians, 2000)

Mr. Henry (Bounced Checks compilation, 1981)

Anonymous said...

To the Anonymous, about Louise (Friends Of Mine. Ramblin' Jack Elliot. March, 1998) :

It's number 8 on Bawlers : Tell it to me... and on Kaaza, some Bawler, Brawler, or maybe even a Bastard even called it Marie... on Kaaza.