Tom Waits - Glitter and Doom Live
Label: Anti- 87053-1
Format: 2 × Vinyl, LP, Album
Released: Nov 2009
Style: Blues Rock, Avantgarde
A1 Lucinda - Ain't Goin Down
Written-by [Uncredited, "ain't Goin Down"] – Alan Lomax, John A. Lomax, Leadbelly 5:37
A2 Singapore 5:00
A3 Get Behind The Mule 6:26
B1 Fannin Street 4:16
B2 Dirt In The Ground 5:18
B3 Such A Scream 2:51
B4 Live Circus
Written-by [Interpolation Of 'under Paris Skies'] – Hubert Yves Adrian Giraud 5:04
C1 Goin' Out West 3:48
C2 Falling Down 4:21
C3 The Part You Throw Away 5:07
C4 Trampled Rose 5:06
D1 Metropolitan Glide 3:10
D2 I'll Shoot The Moon 4:25
D3 Green Grass 3:20
D4 Make It Rain 3:58
D5 Story 2:02
D6 Lucky Day 3:47
Artwork By [Art Direction] – Trevor Hernandez
Double Bass – Seth Ford-Young
Drums, Percussion – Casey Waits
Guitar, Banjo [Cigar Box], Mandolin – Omar Torez
Mastered By – Gavin Lurssen
Other [Production Coordinator] – Julianne Deery
Photography – Julianne Deery, Kenny Mathieson, Marcelo Villani, Michael O'Brien, Michael T Regan, Scott Spychalski
Photography [Back Cover Photo] – Scott Spychalski
Photography [Front Cover Photo] – Michael O'Brien
Piano, Organ [Reed], Keyboards [Chamberlin], Mellotron – Patrick Warren
Producer – Kathleen Brennan, Tom Waits
Recorded By, Mixed By – Karl Derfler
Saxophone, Clarinet – Sullivan Waits
Vocals, Guitar, Piano – Tom Waits
Woodwind, Harmonica, Saxophone, Guitar – Vincent Henry
Written-By – Brennan, Waits
Has gatefold cover.
Recorded at various locations (Birmingham - A1, Edinburgh - A2 & C3, Tulsa - A3 & C1, Knoxville - B1 & D1, Milan - B2 & B3,
Jacksonville - B4, Paris - C2 & D2, Dublin - C4, Atlanta - D4 & D6 and Columbus - D5) during the Glitter & Doom tour.
Mastered at Lurssen Mastering.
A download coupon for the album is included.
This is easily Tom's best album in years. Doing what he does best, but too rarely - play live -his latest effort sparkles and pulses with a ferocity of life that leaps out of your sound system - and pulls you - screaming or willingly - into the live freak show that is "Glitter and Doom."
Recorded over the course of his 2008 tour, the two LP`s are separated and mixed into a sort of hybrid (one singing/one talking) that somehow feels perfectly natural and in all reality plays exactly how most listeners will want it, rather than breaking up the songs with too-long narratives that play well in a club, but tend to drag down a purely aural experience.
electrifying music with Waits and his band running the gamut from his own unique version of "high energy" carnival music to full on, break your heart ballads all delivered in that inimitable voice that season-after-season increases its rasp and its grasp on his audience.
It would be impossible to single out a "best" number, but there are several that - on first hearing - stood out a bit above the rest. "The Part You Throw Away" (recorded in Edinburgh) from the album "Blood Money" with its pizzicato strings and the endless pathetic waltz undulating, beneath and a old world Spanish-style guitar solo is one of those timeless numbers that could have come from the Jacques Brel Songbook - or written a century ago.
Along the way there is that Waits prose that paints pictures in the mind more than almost any songwriter in the last 50 years. For instance, who but Mr. Waits could come up with lyrics like those in Circus Lyrics (here, "Live Circus"):
"Topping the bill was Horse Face Ethel
And her 'Marvellous Pigs In Satin'"
The ambient audience noise feels natural and non-intrusive - and Waits feeds off their respective energies like a vampire at a blood orgy. Everybody wins with "Glitter and Doom."
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