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. Lars1966

    Lars1966 Forum Resident

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    For those in the UK, 7Digital have all the Elektra albums available now at about £15 each for 24/192. I'm downloading them now.
     
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  2. wolfram

    wolfram Slave to the rhythm

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    Let us please know what you think. I'm especially interested to know how "Blue Valentine" compares to the old CD.
     
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  3. Crush87

    Crush87 Forum Resident

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    If anyone could review Closing Time, out today, that'd be great
     
  4. englishbob

    englishbob Forum Resident

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    Some deadwax info on the Closing Time vinyl out today would be grand.

    I can't see it being better than the last issue though by Chis Bellman

    I've stopped pre-ordering pretty much everything on vinyl these days, as you just don't know what you are getting lately. If Chris or Bernie etc. are involved with these, then why not shout it from the rooftops
     
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  5. 14 Cheerleader Coldfront

    14 Cheerleader Coldfront Forum Resident

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    I may pick this up...
     
  6. DaveinMA

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  7. Tommy Burton

    Tommy Burton Well-Known Member

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    Picked up the new Closing Time today. Listening as we speak. Vinyl is a little noisy. Here is the dead wax/mastering info: Remastering supervised by Waits/Brennan and Karl Derfler. Mastered by Peter Lyman at Infrasonic Mastering.

    Hope that helps.

    TB
     
  8. onlysleeping

    onlysleeping Forum Resident

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    I have almost all of his original vinyl. I am waiting for Orphans to get re-released on vinyl. I hope it isn't record store day only.

    Regarding digital, I wonder if the same files are present at HDtracks, 7digital, and Qobuz. 24bit 96 and 24bit 192 are both available. I'm hoping they aren't brickwalled, Tom's music benefits from the dynamics.
     
  9. This Heat

    This Heat Forum Resident

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    Yeah mine was noisy too. I have issues with most of the Waits's reissues. A couple had tight spindles.
     
  10. 14 Cheerleader Coldfront

    14 Cheerleader Coldfront Forum Resident

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    My Closing Time was definitely pretty noisy but a spin on the VPI 16.5 tamed most of it.

    Sounds awesome. Tom's voice sounds brilliant on this album.
     
  11. rodstone

    rodstone Forum Resident

    Mine was a little noisy too. I also have a mid-70s Asylum pressing. I did not hear any improvement. I slightly preferred my 70s pressing. The 70s pressing was slightly brighter, while the new one had a little duller sound signature. I thought the new reissue sounded nice, though, and given that finding a quiet original pressing in good condition is not easy (this one never sold in large quantities I don't think), this is probably a good alternative. I don't have the 2010 Rhino reissue to compare so can't weigh in on that. But if I had a clean original 70s pressing I would just stick with it. I bought this one to check out the series but I have originals for all these records and I will not be buying any more of these, at least on vinyl.
     
  12. gospelfish

    gospelfish Well-Known Member

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    I assume Bone Machine will get done eventually and I will buy it the instant it comes out.
     
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  13. Izozeles

    Izozeles Rock’roll Stalker

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    Me too. Eagerly waiting for the Orphans release
     
  14. gospelfish

    gospelfish Well-Known Member

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    Ain't gonna be cheap.
     
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  15. lucan_g

    lucan_g Forum Resident

    It’s split into three isn’t it?
     
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  16. mick_sh

    mick_sh Made it, Ma! Top of the world!

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    It is.
     
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  17. Izozeles

    Izozeles Rock’roll Stalker

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    Split is just for rsd or for the proper reissue?
     
  18. Dayfold

    Dayfold Forum Resident

    $33/each double lp according to RSD list price (from Bull Moose.) Bastards on grey vinyl, Brawlers on red and Bawlers on blue.
     
  19. PretzelLogic

    PretzelLogic Machine wrapped in butter. Thread Starter

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    Just RSD.

    The day I plunked down seventy five DOLLARS (c£50) for the 7LP (the four track bonus LP will help the box hold its value) in 2011 was the day I knew I had possibly the greatest bargain of my music collecting life.
     
  20. kouzie

    kouzie Forum Resident

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    I can't imagine that 4 track bonus EP doesn't show up separately at some point. Seems like something perfect for Black Friday RSD 2018 or next April's RSD.
     
  21. mick_sh

    mick_sh Made it, Ma! Top of the world!

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    I don't think we'll get a 7LP box after RSD, just the three 2LP sets but black vinyl instead of colored.
     
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  22. Dayfold

    Dayfold Forum Resident

    For those who still buy cd's and don't have Orphans, the original ltd edition 3xcd set can be had mint for as little as 7 euros on Discogs. :)
     
  23. Porkpie

    Porkpie Forum Resident

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    Has there been confirmation that the split is just for RSD? I haven’t seen that stated anywhere. I agree with mick_sh that most likely black vinyl 2 lp sets of the 3 albums will be released post RSD.
     
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  24. Rgfinch

    Rgfinch Forum Resident

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    I was hoping the FLAC downloads on Bandcamp might be the 24 bit versions (much cheaper on Bandcamp than elsewhere). I bought Closing Time as a tester but it's just 16 bit. Anyone know where I can buy the 24 bit files for a reasonable price?
     
  25. lucan_g

    lucan_g Forum Resident

    How is Closing Time digital?
     

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