Tom Waits plays the devil in the amazingly hallucinatory new Terry Gilliam film “The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus” which also stars the late Heath Ledger and Johnny Depp. Waits was recently on NPR’s Morning Edition where he spoke with host Steve Inskeep about his role in the movie, working with Gilliam and their oddly shared birthmarks. To read a transcript, listen to, or download the interview, just go here. Read More
Now RIAA-certified Gold, Tom Waits‘ “Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers and Bastards” is a spectacular musical journey, which visits most every genre of American song tradition. This box set redefines the words “Deluxe” or “Collectors Edition.” With 7 LPs of 180 gram vinyl, six previously unreleased songs, a 32-page book featuring lyrics and insight, and a beautiful hardbound box, the collection captures the full scope of Tom Waits’ shamanic powers as a vocalist, literary lyricist, romantic melodist, innovative arranger and pioneer of sonic worlds.
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Anti- Records wishes Mr. Tom Waits a Happy Birthday this December 7th.
Thank you for enriching our lives beyond measure Tom, we love you. Read More
The renowned Thalia Theatre in Hamburg has announced that “Woyzeck”, the musical play by Tom Waits, Kathleen Brennan and Robert Wilson will premiere on January 23rd. The Thalia Theatre previously staged two earlier plays by the three collaborators: “The Black Rider” (1990) and “Alice” (1992). The play is based on the writings of Georg Buchner, which were left uncompleted upon his death in 1837. Wilson directed the musical version of Woyzeck in 2000. Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan composed the music for Wilson’s stage play, which was released as the “Blood Money” album by Waits in 2002. The world premiere of “Woyzeck” took place in Copenhagen’s Betty Nansen Theatre in November 2000. “It deals with madness and children, obsession and murder”, states Waits, “all the things that we care about, as much now as we did then. It’s wild, sexy and curious: it catches your imagination. And it makes you reflect on your own life.”
Tickets go on sale Sunday 6th December. They are available on +49 (0) 40 32 81 44 44 and per email via firstname.lastname@example.org. For further ticket info go here Read More
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Tom Waits much anticipated two disc live album “Glitter & Doom” is officially out today! The record offers a riveting musical document of Waits’ sold out, highly acclaimed Glitter and Doom tour of the US and Europe in the summer of 2008. Disc One is designed to sound like an evening’s performance, even though the 17 tracks are selected from 10 cities, from Paris to Birmingham; Tulsa to Milan; and Atlanta to Dublin. Disc Two is a bonus compendium called TOM TALES, which is a selection of the comic bromides, strange musings, and unusual facts that Tom traditionally shares with his audience during the piano set. Purchase at Amazon by clicking here.
“Every storyteller needs an audience, but Waits is a master fabulist whose diabolic razzle dazzle looms particularly great and grand in front of a crowd, as this 17-track feast of live performances demonstrates.” - Guardian UK
“A double-disc album that documents the crackling energy and force of various performances from Waits’ 2008 tour… if this is as close as you get to hearing Waits live, it’s an illuminating snapshot of an artist whose concerts are increasingly rare and compelling.” - Boston Globe Read More