Tom Waits Orphans | CD

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Disc 1-BRAWLERS

  1. Lie To Me
  2. LowDown
  3. 2:19
  4. Fish In The Jailhouse
  5. Bottom Of The World
  6. Lucinda
  7. Ain’t Goin’ Down To The Well
  8. Lord I’ve Been Changed
  9. 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

Disc 2-BAWLERS

  1. Bend Down The Branches
  2. You Can Never Hold Back Spring
  3. Long Way Home
  4. Widow’s Grove
  5. Little Drop Of Poison
  6. Shiny Things
  7. World Keeps Turning
  8. Tell It To Me
  9. 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

Disc 3-BASTARDS

  1. What Keeps Mankind Alive
  2. Children’s Story
  3. Heigh Ho
  4. Army Ants
  5. Books Of Moses
  6. Bone Chain
  7. Two Sisters
  8. First Kiss
  9. 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

Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers and Bastards is a spectacular musical journey, which visits most every genre of American song tradition.

The diverse 56-song, 3-disc collection captures the full scope of Tom Waits’ shamanic powers as a vocalist, literary lyricist, romantic melodist, innovative arranger and pioneer of sonic worlds.

The set, which took over three years to compile and record, is grouped by genre with songs guaranteed to move and shake the heart, the body, the mind and most unquestionably the soul.

Each of the CD’s are separately arranged and sub-titled – “Brawlers,� “Bawlers� and “Bastards� to encapsulate the full range of Waits’ nomadic scope of musical styles.

Brawlers is packed with full throated juke joint stomp, boogies and riotous blues. It’s roadhouse Waits,..He chugs, whistles and screams. It’s primal steaming surreal blues. He channels the Stones, Beefheart, Muddy Waters and T-Rex. One new one, “Low Down“is raw garage rock with Waits’ 20 year old son, Casey on drums and San Francisco’s white trash blues icon, Ron Hacker, on guitar.

Bawlers- Lonesome ballads about the sadness at the end of the road are framed by tender songs of innocence and green hope. The plaintive hill country laments of, “Tell It To Me� and the cautionary tale, “Fannin Street� blend poignantly with saloon songs of betrayal and despair (“The World Keeps Turning“) Celtic waltzes and bitter cabaret torch songs like, “It’s Over� and “Little Drop Of Poison“, all of which explore what the heart gives and what it takes away.

Bastards – explores the strange and unusual side of Waits, who is peculiar by nature. Contained here is experimental music and scary tales. There are uncategorizable diversions into this dark side. It tunnels beneath the city with spiels, rants, mouth rhythms, including a poignant reminiscence of car ownership, a Ramones cover and a version of Daniel Johnston’s, “King Kong,� a disturbing bedtime story,(not for children faint of heart),and a poem by Charles Bukowski. It has insects, murder, drowning and insanity. Or as ma says, the full dinner menu.




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