Tom Waits Reissuing Anti Records Albums (2017), incl. Orphans (2018)

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

  1. PretzelLogic

    PretzelLogic Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    London, England
    Weird timing- I put on an infrequent listen to Glitter & Doom, and checked Discogs to see how much my vinyl edition of Orphans is going for on Discogs…a minute or two later, I get the email below. I’d better sell up now…

    Listings for the reissues, including a new remix of Real Gone (‘Newly remixed by Karl Derfler and remastered with Waits/Brennan’) here:

    The Official Tom Waits Online Store :: powered by Kings Road Merch

    (Orphans is ‘coming in 2018’ apparently)
     
  2. georgwithoutane

    georgwithoutane Well-Known Member

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    Weird, I clicked on this thread and then got the email. THEY KNOW!
     
  3. inaptitude

    inaptitude Forum Resident

    ORPHANS!!!!!! The day I clicked "cancel order" on that one was one of the darkest days of my life. Glad to see it's getting a repressing.

    Strange that they are putting so much effort into remastering these recent albums and still Bone Machine sits there untouched.
     
  4. SammyJoe

    SammyJoe Up The Irons!

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    I was also surprised as got the email.
    Definitely looking forward to these and glad to get ”Orphans” finally on vinyl.
    And it was about time that it’s finally getting the deserved repressing.
    :righton:
     
  5. seasonsinthesky

    seasonsinthesky Active Member

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    Canada
    Orphans is listed in the email as digital/streaming in 2018, not vinyl.

    Interested in this Real Gone remix. I'm not sure why it needs one, really.
     
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  6. The Panda

    The Panda Forum Mutant

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    Wonder if they'll give the vinyl only tracks a digital release?
     
  7. Do any of these need remastering/mixing?
     
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  8. kwadguy

    kwadguy Forum Resident

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    Bone Machine and that era is owned by Universal. The Asylum era is owned by WEA. Tom only has control over the late era stuff.
     
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  9. TheWarmth

    TheWarmth Forum Resident

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    I have the Orphans vinyl boxset. I've considered selling it a few times, but it's still in my collection. I love that release. So many amazing songs.
     
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  10. DeeThomaz

    DeeThomaz Forum Resident

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    Are the previously vinyl-only Orphans bonus tracks going to become more widely available? Doesn't seem like it on first glance. Right?
     
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  11. inaptitude

    inaptitude Forum Resident

    Actually the email says:

    Also Available For Digital Downloads & Streaming.
    Orphans Available 2018.

    My understanding from that is that the albums listed above those lines are available for download and streaming. Period. AND Orphans will be available in 2018. I agree it's not totally clear, but I'm clinging to that period after streaming to mean Orphans will be repressed.
     
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  12. Mateo Sanboval

    Mateo Sanboval Well-Known Member

    Interesting that Mule Variations, Blood Money, and Real Gone are in stock and available to purchase for $5 less than the pre-orders for their 180g remastered counterparts. I'll be very interested to how these remasters compare to the original masters.
     
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  13. inaptitude

    inaptitude Forum Resident

    Particularly since Mule Variations sounds amazing on vinyl already.
     
  14. Bender Rodriguez

    Bender Rodriguez RIP Exene, best dog ever. 2005-2016

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    Reissues? Where's a new album? Bad As Me is six years old.
     
  15. Mateo Sanboval

    Mateo Sanboval Well-Known Member

    Exactly so.
     
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  16. DeeThomaz

    DeeThomaz Forum Resident

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    And not even his most recent album.
     
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  17. inaptitude

    inaptitude Forum Resident

    Add to this that remastering Glitter and Doom Live kind of makes me laugh as those recordings sound pretty bad. Waits just can't release a solid live album (other than Nighthawks, though it wasn't exactly live).
     
  18. Bender Rodriguez

    Bender Rodriguez RIP Exene, best dog ever. 2005-2016

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    New Jersey
    What has he released since 2011?
     
  19. DeeThomaz

    DeeThomaz Forum Resident

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    Uh, no. I was weirdly thinking you were referring to Real Gone (you didn't say that, I know). Sorry!
     
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  20. englishbob

    englishbob Forum Resident

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    Kent, England
    "Bad as Me" has been remastered already?

    When a Tom Waits email arrives I'm hoping its either (a) proper UK dates (b) Island albums reissued or (c) a pickup-where-they-left-off Rhino-Warners re-issue campaign.

    I already have all of these and they sounded fine to me already.
     
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  21. PretzelLogic

    PretzelLogic Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    London, England
    A couple of sides with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band on a 78 and I think that’s it.
     
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  22. englishbob

    englishbob Forum Resident

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    Kent, England
    I wish Tom and Anti would buy up the rights to the Island era albums, as they are clearly not doing anything with them (ditto PJ Harvey)

    I'll pick up "Real Gone" again, as its completely remixed, just to be a total completest about it. Although a completest without a copy of The Black Rider.
     
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  23. inaptitude

    inaptitude Forum Resident

    I hold out hope for a Bone Machine multi-vinyl set with a remastering, a live show and perhaps some demos/unreleased stuff. Would make for a magnificent set.
     
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  24. englishbob

    englishbob Forum Resident

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    Kent, England
    I can't see that happening, I sense (like Prince) Tom has never really looked back. All those live performances and concert films will have to wait for another day. Unless the pension fund gets tight of course. Remember that there is no money in music anymore, unless you tour.
     
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  25. SammyJoe

    SammyJoe Up The Irons!

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    That's how I also saw and read. Definitely got the feeling that it would be repressing.
     

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