TOM WAITS’ MULE VARIATIONS
AND WAITS/CORBIJN ’77-‘11
SOLD OUT OF PUBLISHERS COPIES WITHIN A WEEK OF RELEASE—LIMITED EDITION BOOK IS AN IMMEDIATE
TOM WAITS has added another certified gold disc to his collected works with Mule Variations. His Grammy Award™ winning release from ’99 and his first recording on Anti- Records—was certified by the RIAA™ this month. Robert Hilburn wrote of the Los Angeles Times at the time of Mule’s release: “Waits has come through it all with a body of work that stamps him clearly as one of the most important figures of the modern pop era.” (Waits other gold works include Orphans and Rain Dogs.)
In response to the news, Waits said, "The Mule is known for his endurance, loyalty and wisdom. It always pays to listen to the Golden Mule.”
Meanwhile, WAITS photographic book collaboration with Anton Corbijn—WAITS/CORBIJN ’77-’11 sold out all copies from the publisher, Schirmer/Mosel, within one week of its May 8 release. Fans and collectors, however, can still find the coffee table art book at www.tomwaits.com, select independent book stores, museum gift shops and online book retailers.
His 2012 Grammy Nominated album, Bad As Me, was Waits’ last release. Pitchfork said: “Bad As Me feels as new as it does ancient,” while The Onion’s AV Club called it: “"Waits' embrace of a legacy that now includes enshrinement in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame," concluding that "for longtime fans it’s a fun reminder of Waits' ability to be a badass when necessary."
For updates on anything Waits related go to www.tomwaits.com.