TOM WAITS Orphans (Vinyl-Only Bonus Tracks 2009)

Orphans – Vinyl Only Bonus Tracks (2009)
Because 56 Tracks Just Weren’t Enough

FROM THE 2009 ARCHIVES: Tom Waits’ 3CD odds & sods compilation, Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards, was unquestionably one of his best releases in almost a decade. It was filled to the brim with vault material that Waits had, inexplicably, left sitting in the can. The vinyl release of Orphans, a 7LP set, was fattened with six bonus tracks. I don’t have a turntable anymore… or the desire to re-purchase material I’ve already paid for, so I passed on the vinyl. You might feel the same way. Find it for a mere $900 at Amazon, HERE. The 3CD version (HERE) is more reasonably priced.


Crazy ‘Bout My Baby (2:03)
Diamond In Your Mind (5:07)
Canon Song (2:56)
Pray (3:02)
No One Can Forgive Me (4:49)
Waits (6:32)

 

34 Comments

  • 1
    Karate Boogaloo
    December 11, 2009 - 14:01 | Permalink

    Thanks Willard! My wife bought me the vinyl version for xmas (no surprises there) but obviously I haven't gotten it yet.

  • 2
    Mona
    December 11, 2009 - 14:06 | Permalink

    Capt W – you spoil us!
    Regards/

  • 3
    mainechicken
    December 11, 2009 - 15:05 | Permalink

    Thanks!

  • 4
    wardo
    December 11, 2009 - 16:35 | Permalink

    This is great. Thank you, yet again.

    I don't suppose anyone has the 5th disc from the Petty live set floating around?

  • 5
    Albino Cavewoman
    December 11, 2009 - 18:07 | Permalink

    Thanks! Excited to hear these. A selection from Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards probably gets played at least once daily through my headphones.

  • 6
    tony O
    December 11, 2009 - 18:25 | Permalink

    And thanks for this too! This is an amazing box set. Can't wait to check these out.

    Thanks again for all your great work on this site.

  • 7
    Capt. Willard
    December 11, 2009 - 18:27 | Permalink

    Thanks for the kind words and the comments.

  • 8
    Bile
    December 11, 2009 - 21:11 | Permalink

    Awesome! Thanks, Willard. Just yesterday I got my Glitter & Doom 2 LP set in the mail. It's pressed on very high quality vinyl, perfect gift for a vinyl junkie like me…

    Another very cool feature of the vinyl set is that it comes with a certificate for a free MP3 download of the music, so I don't have to worry about how I'm going to get the tunes onto my iPod! Tom Waits rocks.

  • 9
    roy rocket
    December 11, 2009 - 22:15 | Permalink

    Hey nice one, Willard!

    You don't have a turntable anymore…? Man!
    Exasperated, roy

  • 10
    Graham
    December 12, 2009 - 00:32 | Permalink

    Thanks Willard. Like you I already have the 3CD set, so I'm looking forward to listening to these.

  • 11
    wardo
    December 12, 2009 - 03:34 | Permalink

    You just keep on giving, don't you? 'Preciate it.

  • 12
    Anonymous
    December 12, 2009 - 15:11 | Permalink

    Tom Waits for no man !

  • 13
    Dave
    December 12, 2009 - 15:53 | Permalink

    Some of Tom's stuff is a little too far out for even my tastes but it's always interesting. I've never heard an intrepretation of the old standard Little Musgraves/Matt Groves quite like the one here and am certain that I never will again. My favorite here was the Diamonds track. No one can do a ballad like Tom. Thanks for this

  • 14
    Capt. Willard
    December 12, 2009 - 16:04 | Permalink

    Thanks for the assessment.

  • 15
    Record Fiend
    December 12, 2009 - 19:00 | Permalink

    Hi, Willard,

    You sure know how to make a Tom Waits fan happy.

    RF

  • 16
    teifidancer
    December 13, 2009 - 17:36 | Permalink

    thanks for sharing this much appreciated, best wishes

  • 17
    Anonymous
    December 13, 2009 - 18:55 | Permalink

    Niiiccceeee !!!!!!

  • 18
    Anonymous
    December 14, 2009 - 00:54 | Permalink

    Thank you, I wasn't aware the LP set had bonus tracks! boboquisp

  • 19
    prima
    December 14, 2009 - 06:27 | Permalink

    Thank you sir

  • 20
    Anonymous
    December 14, 2009 - 13:18 | Permalink

    Many many thanks for this. But really, you don't have a record player anymore? Time to reconsider, methinks. :)

    Aljaz

  • 21
    Archivist
    December 21, 2009 - 00:37 | Permalink

    I didn't even know about this until right now… Thanks for bringing it to my eardrums..

    Cheers..

  • 22
    Anonymous
    March 29, 2010 - 06:12 | Permalink

    GOOD LORD!

    Did not know about these! Thanks SO
    much!

    Matt D

  • 23
    Anonymous
    January 10, 2011 - 23:50 | Permalink

    great! thanks for putting these up

  • 24
    Anonymous
    April 25, 2011 - 12:25 | Permalink

    hi man
    super stuff youre doing…
    i am little late, so links dead, maybe you can do something
    thanx and greetings from germany

  • 25
    W
    April 26, 2011 - 12:16 | Permalink

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  • 26
    Max
    December 24, 2013 - 16:44 | Permalink

    FANTASTIC! Thank you so Much Mr.Willard
    Great Christmas Gift.
    I am a HUGE Tom Waits fan!

  • 27
    Mark
    December 25, 2013 - 01:59 | Permalink

    Thank you and very merry new year for you!

  • 29
    December 25, 2013 - 04:34 | Permalink

    Now THAT’s what I call a Christmas prezzie!!!!

  • 30
    ansina
    December 25, 2013 - 13:29 | Permalink

    Sweet, thanks!

  • 31
    Wally
    December 28, 2013 - 17:12 | Permalink

    These are terrific, thanks! (Are they available anywhere in lossless?)

    • 32
      Willard
      December 28, 2013 - 18:35 | Permalink

      You’ll have to search elsewhere for lossless. We don’t deal with it here.

  • 33
    Neil
    January 19, 2014 - 10:02 | Permalink

    Great site. Thanks!

  • 34
    bslakie
    May 23, 2014 - 22:36 | Permalink

    Saw the vinyl set once in Boston,on vacation with the wife. Of course, I didn’t buy it. Must’ve been when it first came out, because it was NOT $900 on Amazon! Sure wish I’d gotten it then. Thanks for the memories, and for the bonus tracks!

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