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Tom Waits - Swordfishtrombones (LP) - 40th Anniversary

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Artist: Tom Waits
Album: Swordfishtrombones
Released: Europe, 22 Sept 2023


Baritone Horn - Randy Aldcroft
Electric Guitar - Fred Tackett
Marimba [Bass], Bass - Victor Feldman
A2Shore Leave4:12
Banjo, Guitar - Fred Tackett
Marimba, Marimba [Bass], Shaker, Bass Drum [With Rice] - Victor Feldman
Percussion [Metal Aunglongs] - Francis Thumm
Performer [Chair] - Tom Waits
Trombone - Randy Aldcroft
A3Dave The Butcher (Instrumental)2:15
Drums [Bass Boo Bams] - Victor Feldman
Organ [Hammond B-3] - Tom Waits
A4Johnsburg, Illinois1:30
Bass - Greg Cohen
Piano - Tom Waits
A516 Shells From A Thirty-Ought Six4:30
Drums [Brake], Snare, Bells [Bell Plate] - Victor Feldman
Trombone - Joe Romano
A6Town With No Cheer4:22
Bagpipes - Anthony Clark Stewart
Harmonium [Vocal], Synthesizer, Bells [Freedom Bell] - Tom Waits
Programmed By [Synthesizer Program] - Clark Spangler
A7In The Neighborhood3:04
Baritone Horn - Randy Aldcroft
Drum [Parade], Cymbal - Stephen Taylor Arvizu Hodges
Organ [Hammond B-3], Snare [Snaredrum], Bells - Victor Feldman
Trombone - Bill Reichenback, Dick (Slyde) Hyde
B1Just Another Sucker On The Vine (Instrumental)1:42
Harmonium - Tom Waits
Trumpet - Joe Romano
B2Frank's Wild Years1:50
Organ [Hammond] - Ronnie Barron
Electric Bass - Larry Taylor
Marimba, Congas, Bass Drum, Drum [Dabuki Drum] - Victor Feldman
B4Down, Down, Down2:10
Organ - Eric Bikales
Snare, Tambourine - Victor Feldman
B5Soldier's Things3:15
B6Gin Soaked Boy2:20
B7Trouble's Braids1:18
Bass Drum [Parade] - Stephen Taylor Arvizu Hodges
Talking Drum [African] - Victor Feldman
B8Rainbirds (Instrumental)3:05
Glass Harmonica - Francis Thumm, Richard Gibbs, Stephen Taylor Arvizu Hodges
Piano - Tom Waits

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2023 Marks forty years since Tom Waits released Swordfishtrombones, ushering in a new and critically acclaimed musical era for Waits and his longtime

songwriting and production partner, Brennan. Waits went from '70's-era ''bluesy, boozy'' wordsmith and melodist with seven albums behind him to sound

sculptor, miner of the subconscious, abstract orchestrator, sonic cubist-while retaining his innate lyricism, melodic invention, humanity. As he put it in a

1983 interview: ''I tried to listen to the noise in my head and invent some junkyard orchestral deviation-a mutant apparatus to drive this noise into a

wreck collection.'' It's a Waits-arranged pastiche, a variety of atmospheres from different sound planets. There is the warped, marching-army-ants music

of ''Underground,'' an impressionist chant about people living below cities, but there was also the poignancy of the spare piano ballad, ''Soldier's Things,''

the good bar yarn, ''Frank's Wild Years'', the tender, minimalist paean to Waits' wife and muse, Kathleen, ''Johnsburg, Illinois,'' and the raggedy anthem

to neighborhood chaos, ''In the Neighborhood.''

''On Swordfishtrombones, Waits has made a breakthrough - he's found music as evocative as his words. Waits's grumble of a voice now bounces off a

peculiar assortment of horns and percussion and organ and keyboards, as if he'd led a Salvation Army band into a broken-down Hong Kong disco. It's

as if he's shifted from monologues to screenplays...'' - Jon Parales January 1984 - GQ Magazine

The album is newly remastered for the first time ever from the original EQ'ed ?'' production master tape and personally overseen by Tom Waits and

Kathleen Brennan. Mastered by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering under the guidance of Waits' longtime audio engineer, Karl Derfler. The

album packaging has also been restored. Available on 180g black vinyl.

Track Listing

1.Underground, 2.Shore Leave, 3.Dave The Butcher, 4.Johnsburg, Illinois, 5.16 Shells From A 30.6, 6.Town With No Cheer, 7.In The

Neighbourhood, 1.Just Another Sucker On The Vine 2.Frank's Wild Years, 3.Swordfishtrombone, 4.Down, Down, Down, 5.Soldier's Things, 6.Gin

Soaked Boy, 7.Trouble's Braids, 8.Rainbirds

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