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Stream the romantic ballad "Back in the Crowd" from Tom Waits' upcoming album Bad As Me, out 10/14 on limited edition deluxe CD, CD and LP, and pre-order the album hereRead More
TOM WAITS second single “Back in the Crowd,” from the upcoming new album Bad As Me is now available at all the regular digital retail outlets.

“Back in the Crowd” is a romantic ballad featuring the Spanish Tinge guitar work of both David Hidalgo (Los Lobos) and long time collaborator, Marc Ribot. Crooned in his best “Jim Reeves-meets-Elvis tenor” Waits’ describes his richly intimate performance “as an old fashioned jukebox tune for a slow dance with your girl (or guy).” Adding to the romance, Hidalgo beat out a Latin clave rhythm using his wedding ring on the side of his Jarana (a traditional 8 string guitar from Vera Cruz).

The new album Bad As Me is out October 24 and pre-orders are being taken at http://www.tomwaitsstore.com for the 16-song limited deluxe edition, the 13-song CD and vinyl. Read More


Listen to the title track from Tom Waits’ upcoming album Bad As Me, out 10/24 on limited edition deluxe CD, CD, and LP, and preorder the album hereRead More

Bad As Me is Tom Waits’ first studio album of all new music in seven years. This pivotal work refines the music that has come before and signals a new direction. Waits, in possibly the finest voice of his career, worked with a veteran team of gifted musicians and longtime co-writer/producer Kathleen Brennan. From the opening horn-fueled chug of “Chicago,” to the closing barroom chorale of “New Year’s Eve,” Bad As Me displays the full career range of Waits’ songwriting, from beautiful ballads like “Last Leaf,” to the avant cinematic soundscape of “Hell Broke Luce,” a battlefront dispatch. On tracks like “Talking at the Same Time,” Waits shows off a supple falsetto, while on blues burners like “Raised Right Men” and the gospel tinged “Satisfied” he spits, stutters and howls. Like a good boxer, these songs are lean and mean, with strong hooks and tight running times. A pervasive sense of players delighting in each other’s musical company brings a feeling of loose joy even to the album’s saddest songs.

Bad As Me available October 24th.

Pre-order Bad As Me at the Tom Waits Store.
Get the "Bad As Me" MP3 at your favorite digital retailer.
View the "Bad As Me" lyrics here.

Bad As Me Tracklisting

01. Chicago
02. Raised Right Men
03. Talking At The Same Time
04. Get Lost
05. Face To The Highway
06. Pay Me
07. Back In The Crowd
08. Bad As Me
09. Kiss Me
10. Satisfied
11. Last Leaf
12. Hell Broke Luce
13. New Year's Eve Read More
There have been rumblings and rumors. New music from Tom Waits, you say? Come to TomWaits.com on Tuesday August 23rd, and Mr. Waits himself will set the record straight. Read More
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