Tom Waits Reissuing Anti Records Albums (2017), incl. Orphans (2018) Plus Elektra Back Catalogue *

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by PretzelLogic, Oct 24, 2017.

  1. Jack

    Jack Forum Resident

    Orange, MA
  2. Williamson

    Williamson Forum Resident

    I generally like the early stuff, even though some of it's a bit tame and I've not heard it all, love the SwordfishTrombones and beyond period, lost him after Mule Variations (which sounds like a re-tread of past glories to me) but picked him up again with Orphans which surprised me it was so bloody good, all 3 goddam CDs of it.
    Last weekend I finally got round to buying Bad As Me.... first listen blew my socks off! It's top drawer Waits. I guess I own roughly half of his officially released output. Only record I have that hasn't clicked with me is Nighthawks At The Diner.
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  3. findog3103

    findog3103 Well-Known Member

    I have not yet received my Mule LP in the mail yet and I preordered it. Anyone else in the same boat?
  4. PretzelLogic

    PretzelLogic Machine wrapped in butter. Thread Starter

    London, England
    Do you mean the B&N exclusive? Where’re you based? My order arrived today (I’m in London), but got snared in customs hell for a couple of days and I got notification of a charge on Friday.

    It’s a really nice pressing, so I didn’t mind paying a bit more to get it.
  5. findog3103

    findog3103 Well-Known Member

    I ordered it from here: Mule Variations 2xLP (180g Remastered)

    I'm in Philadelphia.
  6. Dark Horse 77

    Dark Horse 77 Special Rider

    I just pulled the trigger and ordered all of the 1999-2011 remasters; I'm a real sucker for Waits.
  7. john lennonist

    john lennonist There ONCE was a NOTE, PURE and EASY...

    A couple of "Small Change" questions here:

    Has anyone heard the new reissues of "Closing Time" and "Small Change" yet?

    How does their SQ compare to the first LP pressings?

    And, in the booklet in the first pressing "Small Change" CD has language about being recorded "directly to two-track tape" (or similar language).

    Was "Small Change" essentially recorded live... with no or minimal overdubs?

  8. englishbob

    englishbob Forum Resident

    Kent, England
    They don;t come out until March
  9. Jack

    Jack Forum Resident

    Orange, MA
    Bull Moose has a yellow vinyl indie edition of Heart of Saturday Night, up for preorder.
  10. goodnitesteve

    goodnitesteve Well-Known Member

    Heartattack and Vine always sounded very low to me on vinyl and digital. Like it was mastered at a lower volume. I always have to turn it up. Anyone else have this problem? Maybe they'll address it in the remix.
  11. 14 Cheerleader Coldfront

    14 Cheerleader Coldfront Forum Resident

    I was alerted by a fellow member the colored vinyl Mule Variations is back up at Newbury Comics. Snagged it! Glad I held off on paying ebay flipper prices.
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  12. oldjollymon

    oldjollymon Active Member

    North Cackalack
    Awesome, thx for heads-up! I had just asked someone at Newbury last wk re: the possibility of these being available again & was told “sorry,” so v glad to see yr msg!
  13. 14 Cheerleader Coldfront

    14 Cheerleader Coldfront Forum Resident

    Got my Newbury Comics colored Mule Variations with the Waits/Brennan mastering. WOW I was not expecting it to be this good.

    Only got thru side 1 but pressing so far is flat, centered, and quiet. Sound is incredible. I will have to compare with my Bellman.

    Cover still has the note about being recorded, mixed, and mastered in analog but that could just be an artifact. Either way the sound is killer. Highly recommended.
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  14. aforchione

    aforchione Forum Resident

    Englewood, Florida
    Yes, especially Jersey Girl always sounded very low to me.
  15. sharkshark

    sharkshark Forum Resident

    Toronto ON
    ...picked up Mule, Real Gone and Alice, and just noticed Alice is the 2002 ver, not the remaster. Anyone have thoughts what the definitive one to have is?

    Serves me right having tracked down a number of his first records in last year, including Japanese press of Closing Time. Ah, well, what's not to love about having multiple versions of a masterpiece? :)
  16. sharkshark

    sharkshark Forum Resident

    Toronto ON
    Oy...had a few min with next week's Closing Time and the copy I had was a mess - even after cleaning it was popping and muffled. Oh, the joys of the vinyl lottery! It ships in the cardboard inner so that certainly doesn't help with things...
  17. inaptitude

    inaptitude Forum Resident

    Saw this on a list of Record Store Day releases. Hope these get a wider release than just this...

    Preliminary Record Store Day ’18 Release List

    Tom Waits – Brawlers Epitaph/Anti- 2 x LP – 4500
    Tom Waits – Bawlers Epitaph/Anti- 2 x LP – 4500
    Tom Waits – Bastards Epitaph/Anti- 2 x LP – 4500
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  18. findog3103

    findog3103 Well-Known Member

    My copy of Blood Money arrived a little wobbly and when I emailed them they said all the records come from the same plant and a little wobbly is too be expected sometimes. They would not ship a replacement unless it affected sound quality. I sent a video to them to no avail.
  19. lucan_g

    lucan_g Forum Resident

    They might have a point. Is the record not perfectly flat, or is the sound "wobbly"?

    To me... that's a totally different set of issues. I can deal with not flat far more than phasing...
  20. findog3103

    findog3103 Well-Known Member

    Well, the sound isn't wobbly, but the point is the didn't ship a mint item to me. If I ever wanted to sell it, I couldn't call it near mint.
  21. kwadguy

    kwadguy Forum Resident

    Cambridge, MA

    And their response was: "Couldn't call it unexpected. No. 4"
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  22. Fa La La

    Fa La La Well-Known Member

    New Jersey
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  23. goodnitesteve

    goodnitesteve Well-Known Member

    Saving All My Love For You as well. I am interested in the remix of this one.
  24. Williamson

    Williamson Forum Resident

  25. 2scoops

    2scoops Forum Resident

    English Midlands
    I thought the Elektra reissues were remasters . The only remix I have heard of is 'Real Gone' from the previous batch of Anti reissues.

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