Tom Waits' entire metaphoric & groundbreaking mid-period Island Records studio catalog newly remastered from original tapes and prepped for release on vinyl, CD and digital for the first time.

Personally overseen by Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan, Waits spectacular middle-period albums–released on Island Records between 1983 and 1993—have been newly remastered from the original tapes and will be reissued on vinyl and CD this fall via Island/UMe. All remastered albums are available to stream today

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Celebrate 50 years of Tom Waits’ highly influential debut album ‘Closing Time’ originally released in 1973. To commemorate the occasion, a limited-edition anniversary double LP package is out today featuring your choice of black or clear 180g vinyl, cut at 45 RPM with half speed mastering by London’s Abbey Road Studios, and packaged in a gatefold jacket specially created with premium board and black poly-lined inner sleeves.
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Tom Waits – Ol' 55 (Live on VH1 Story Tellers, 1999)
From the album 'Closing Time'
Aired April 1, 1999

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From artist David Frazer comes 'More Than Flesh and Bone,' a Handmade Book interpreting the songs “The Last Rose of Summer”, “Take It With Me” and “The Briar and The Rose” by Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan. Strictly limited edition of 30, each signed by Tom Waits and David Frazer.

"All my other books portrayed a hopeless lonely bloke dreaming of the time he once had a girlfriend. This one celebrates a couple who stayed together, through the thick and the thin."

Book bound by hand. Original Linocut cover. 26 Wood Engravings, 1 linocut and typeset, all printed by hand, by the Artist. Each book contains a loose engraving signed by the artist.

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Tom Waits on playing The Troubadour: “That was the big place to play. They'd put a big picture of you in the window. In those days, if you sold out at the Troubadour, that was it. People weren't playing sports facilities. At the Troubadour, they announce your name and picked you up with a spotlight at the cigarette machine, and they'd walk you to the stage with the light. It was the coolest. The owner, Doug Weston, would go out on-stage naked and recite The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock. He'd have guys on acid who wanted to tell stories. It was like Ed Sullivan, without Ed. Anyone could get up. It was very thrilling, though, because you would find people who'd hitchhiked from Kansas to this spot for their 20 minutes.”

• 1973 - Tom Waits On Stage at The Troubadour. Photo by Kim Gottlieb.
• 1976 - Paul Body, Robert Marchese (in Waits' Cadillac) and Chuck E. Weiss in front of the Troubadour, courtesy of Robert Marchese, as printed in “Lowside Of The Road: A Life Of Tom Waits" by Barney Hoskyns.
• 1977 - Tom strangles Chuck outside the Troubadour while Paul Body watches. Source: "Another Fein Mess/ Other Fein Messes" by Art Fein. March, 2003.
• 2023 - The Troubadour celebrating the 50th anniversary of ‘Closing Time’ Read More
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