Thursday, January 13, 2011

Seeds on hard ground

From Anti-
Tom Waits is releasing a limited first edition chap book of “Seeds On Hard Ground” exclusively through his website in collaboration with Anti records to raise funds for homeless services in his region and to bring attention to a growing problem in today’s hard times.

Both Waits and Anti Records are donating all proceeds of the poem, limited to 1,000 copies each in North America and Europe, to Redwood Food Bank, Sonoma County’s Homeless Referral Services and Family Support Center operated by Catholic Charities.
Orders can be placed over at KingsRoadMerch for the February 22nd release.


UPDATE (January 15th): Due to 'overwhelming demand' a second edition - with a different cover - will be released. The street date for this second edition (also limited to 1.000 copies each in North America and Europe) will be February 28th.

UPDATE 2 (January 22nd): A second printing will be released. This final printing we will be limited to 1.000 copies in North America.

14 comments:

flightless said...

I tried to buy it and it said "Out of stock" -- are the preorders sold out already?

Henrik Sanne said...

seriously, is this just ONE poem? it's costing me 40 euros to have this sent to Norway. I know it's a fundraiser and that proceeds go to helping the homeless, but I think that pretty crazy for like, 8 pages?

surfraptor said...

Same to Holland: € 40.
US copies are sold out. So Americans can buy it in Europe and pay $ 75 I believe. I give to the Russian woman who sells the Homeless newspaper at the local supermarket.

Marco

zws said...
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David said...

zws i'll buy one from you for a US shipping...what is your email?

zws said...
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jnaptime said...

I wonder if they even sold them at all in the US? can anyone confirm they bought one? I would trade a glitter and doom tour shirt for one if anyones interested? jacksonaptime@gmail.com
thansk

zws said...

I called Kings Road yesterday before placing my Europe order and they told me that they sold out the US stock. They said that given the demand they were considering doing a second edition but nothing confirmed and if I wanted one the only option was to buy from Kings Rd overseas (which apparently has their own allocation)

zws said...

They just listed 2nd Edition is available at US Kings Merch

Ardin Lalui said...

Second edition is available now.

einfachein said...

Henrik Sanne, 12:18 AM
seriously, is this just ONE poem? it's costing me 40 euros to have this sent to Norway. I know it's a fundraiser and that proceeds go to helping the homeless, but I think that pretty crazy for like, 8 pages?

it is like spending money for something else.. BUT you get something great for it!

same to switzerland: 40 euro..

John said...

I wanted to buy a 1st edition for a gift. Does anyone want to sell?

Scott Genn said...

i have one-second edition. ordered it as soon as it was announced that they were available for pre-sale. it's not just the fact that it's an origional poem by tom waits. it's not just the fact that it's for a good cause. it's both. i'm a huge fan of waits, and how often does somebody like him release a published poem? someday, it will have more than just sentimental value, and i'll make the $31.54 back. it's one of 1,000 copies printed. it's a great poem, too. i'd love to hear him read it...wonder if an mp3 version will be released...hmm. anybody wanna bid on my copy?

russell reid said...

I know this is super old but was wondering if anyone wants to buy a first edition in mint, never opened condition in a frame. if not where can i sell it