Friday, November 17, 2006

Orphans spotted in the wild

The first copies of Orphans have found their way to the homes of a few Dogs.

(picture by Daniel Hatadi)

13 comments:

OLRAINDOG said...

Yeah! Just got mine today in the mail, so far...AMAZING! Nice packaging and printing, still at work, so I've only been able to sneak in a few listens. "Lie to Me" and "2:19" sound great.

Mahood said...

As with his last few albums Orphans has made its way to the stores the weekend before its official release date. The two bonus tracks "Dog Treat" and "Missing My Son" are hidden at the end of disc three. Slightly disappointed with the packaging. Lyrics and twenty pages of photos. For some reason I had it in my head that there would be commentary and information given on the nature and history of the recordings (maybe because the promotion boasted a 94 page booklet). It still sounds great though.

Daniel Hatadi said...

Just got it from HMV in Sydney. The first album is a dirty and real sonic treat. Love the new songs mucho greato.

blackrider23 said...

I have a picture (soon to be one more) of it on the main page of www.tomwaitsfan.com

Daniel Hatadi said...
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The guy with the glasses said...

Just got my copy too. I was also disappointed by the packaging. I wanted more about the history of the songs and feel the lyrics and the photos is just well, a cop out basically. Still, mustn't grumble too much, it is a new Tom Waits boxset!

Windy said...

It's mine!
The image that proves it ...

OLRAINDOG said...

I have finally had some time to give each disc a listen to, and I think that at this time "Brawlers" is my favorite. I'm really enjoying the dirty, whiskey drenched grooves on those numbers. As for the bonus tracks on the third disc, I'm 99% sure that the first track was recorded at the The Henry Fonda Theatre during the Music Cares benifit for James Hetfield. Far as the packaging goes, I for one am very impressed, complete lyrics to all original songs, letterepress printing was done on the original copy to add to the feel(and anyone who in the business knows what kind of labor goes into that!)and all the unique factoids on the disc sleeves are a real treat. If you want more background on the material go to the ANTI site. Anyways, Tom was never one to share all his secrets.

Anonymous said...

Just got my copy. Cannot wait to properly delve into it, but off to a great start! I was one of the first to order mine at the local independent music store and the handed me a signed copy! That is why you support the little guys!

Mahood said...

Unrelated but kind of connected so worth a mention: Directer, Robert Altman died on Monday 20th November, aged 81. For more info go to:
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2006/11/21/state/n083401S02.DTL

Possibly Waits' best acting performance came in Altman's Short Cuts.

Listen to what Altman had to say about Waits (and his music) in 2002.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXkL3dV2ZsY

DrPod said...

Thanks so much for that, Mahood! Altman was a real hero of mine, so to see that was so poignant.

DrPod said...

Mine still hasn't arrived. Perhaps that's the downside to finding the best UK deal on the price (£17.95/$34.37).

DrPod said...

Poetic justice: just as I awoke this morning, feeling relatively fit after after a nasty stomach bug had spent days attacking my insides, the reassuring thud of parcel on my doormat mat was like birdsong to these ears. As to the packaging, by the way, I'm astonished that anyone would be disppointed by it. It's exquisite, and I for one would like to congratulate The X-Ray Book Co. for their sterling work.

As I write, Tom's awesome take on 'King Kong' is filling my lug'oles. The collection as a whole is a wonderful as I'd hoped.

(And I'm working on a riposte to Tom Robinson's crass review.)