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Portishead

Roseland NYC Live - 25th Anniversary Edition

    25th Anniversary Edition of the pioneering Bristol trio’s album, Roseland NYC Live; recorded and filmed at New York’s Roseland Ballroom with a 28-piece orchestra in 1997, and released in 1998.

    The live album and concert film combined have sold over 1 million copies to date, and features performances of the most acclaimed tracks, ‘Glory Box’, ‘Sour Times’, and ‘Roads’, from their debut and sophomore albums, Dummy and Portishead.

    Newly remastered, the tracklist has been expanded to include ‘Undenied’ and ‘Numb’ from the concert film, as well as the full length performance of ‘Western Eyes’, which played in part over the credits of the film.

    ‘Sour Times’ and ‘Roads’ are also now the original Roseland versions (previously substituted on the album release with recordings from other performances). All 5 of these tracks will be on CD and vinyl for the first time.

    TRACK LISTING

    Vinyl Tracklisting:
    Side A
    Humming
    Cowboys
    All Mine
    Side B
    Mysterons
    Only You
    Half Day Closing
    Over
    Side C
    Glory Box
    Sour Times
    Roads
    Side D
    Strangers
    Undenied
    Numb
    Western Eyes

    CD Tracklisting:
    Humming
    Cowboys
    All Mine
    Mysterons
    Only You
    Half Day Closing
    Over
    Glory Box
    Sour Times
    Roads
    Strangers
    Undenied
    Numb
    Western Eyes

    Amy Winehouse

    Frank - 2024 Reissue

      In celebration of the 20th anniversary of Amy Winehouse’s debut album, Frank, UMR/Island are releasing the album as a picture disc for the first time.

      This 2LP set features singles: Take The Box, Stronger Than Me, F**k Me Pumps and In My Bed, and is housed in a gatefold sleeve. The disc artwork uses the original sleeve imagery, plus images by Valerie Phillips from the original artwork shoot on LP2.

      TRACK LISTING

      LP1, Side A
      Intro / Stronger Than Me
      You Sent Me Flying / Cherry
      Know You Now

      LP1, Side B
      Fuck Me Pumps
      I Heard Love Is Blind
      Moody's Mood For Love / Teo Licks
      (There Is) No Greater Love
      In My Bed

      LP2, Side A
      Take The Box
      October Song
      What Is It About Men
      Help Yourself

      LP2, Side B
      Amy Amy Amy / Outro

      U2

      Under A Blood Red Sky (Black Friday 23 Edition)

        THIS IS A BLACK FRIDAY 2023 EXCLUSIVE AND WILL BE AVAILABLE INSTORE ON FRIDAY NOVEMBER 24TH ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

        IF THERE ARE ANY REMAINING COPIES THEY WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE ONLINE AT 8AM ON SATURDAY NOVEMBER 25TH).


        In celebration of the 40th anniversary of U2’s Under A Blood Red Sky (1983), the 2023 Black Friday vinyl campaign sees a newly remastered release of the iconic live album on limited edition red vinyl. Consisting of live recordings from three shows on the band’s ‘War’ tour, the album helped to cement U2’s reputation globally as one of the greatest live acts of all time. Featuring legendary live versions of ‘Gloria’, ‘I Will Follow’ and ‘Sunday Bloody Sunday’, the album remains faithful to the original track list, but is newly remastered at the renowned studio Bernie Grundman Mastering. Includes double sided insert with credits and lyrics, plus a large 2-sided poster.

        Bob Marley & The Wailers

        Catch A Fire - 50th Anniversary Edition

          Catch A Fire is the fifth studio album by Bob Marley and the Wailers and the first to be released by Island Records UK. Originally having a limited release under the name, The Wailers in a sleeve depicting a Zippo lighter, designed by graphic artists Rod Dyer and Bob Weiner. Future releases would have the classic portrait of Marley smoking a “spliff” and crediting the band as Bob Marley and the Wailers with the image taken by Esther Anderson. A tour taking place in the UK and US generating international interest in the band.

          Critical acclaim has included the album being listed at number 126 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, It is regarded as one of the top reggae albums of all time.

          In 1971 after a solo tour Marley returned to Jamaica with Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer to record Catch A Fire but the sessions were abandoned because of clashes with Johnny Nash and Danny Sims. The band did not have funds to return to Jamaica, nor could they earn money due to work-permit restrictions, The group’s London Road manager, Brent Clarke, recommended they get in contact with Chris Blackwell from Island Records, who had released licensed singles by The Wailers from Studio One in Great Britain. Blackwell gave the group an advance of £4000 to help them get home to Jamaica, and to complete the recording of their next album. In 1972 the album was recorded in Kingston, Jamaica at 3 different studios. As the story goes, in 1972 Marley flew back to London to play the tapes to Chris Blackwell. CBS and Sims, with whom the band were already contracted, took Blackwell and the Island Records label to court over the recording, Island won the case, Blackwell remixed the tracks at the Island Studios on Basing Street and included overdubs.

          April 2023 saw the 50th Anniversary of Catch A Fire, to mark this a limited edition 7” featuring 2 alternate versions of Stir It Up (vocal and instrumental) both feature on these releases. The 3LP+12” vinyl package will consist of the studio album, Live at The Paris Theatre London, previously only ever bootlegged, will get its first official release, the package also feature’s Alt, extended and instrumental Jamaican versions of album tracks Slave Driver, 400 Years No More Trouble and Stop That Train, finally on the 12” is 3 tracks from the Wailer’s performance at the Sundown Theatre in the village of Edmonton, North London, playing tracks Slave Driver, Stop That Train & Get Up Stand, Stand up, the reverse side has an etched image of the Zippo lighter.

          U2

          Zooropa - 2023 Reissue

            Celebrating the 30th anniversary of U2’s Zooropa, September 2023 sees the release of a limited edition coloured vinyl pressing of the Grammy-award winning album to coincide with the band’s performances at the Sphere in Las Vegas.

            Initially intended to be just an EP, Zooropa became a fully-fledged album with 10 tracks recorded in six weeks in 1993, making it the fastest U2 album ever produced. Produced by Flood, Brian Eno and The Edge, the album went to Number 1 in the UK, USA, Ireland, Japan, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Italy, Sweden, Austria, France, Switzerland, Germany, Holland, Norway, Denmark and Iceland and featured the singles ‘Numb’, ‘Lemon’ and ‘Stay (Faraway, So Close!)’.

            TRACK LISTING

            Side 1
            Zooropa
            Baby Face
            Numb
            Side 2
            Lemon
            Stay (Faraway, So Close!)
            Daddy’s Gonna Pay For Your Crashed Car
            Side 3
            Some Days Are Better Than Others
            The First Time
            Dirty Day
            The Wanderer
            Side 4
            Lemon (The Perfecto Mix)
            Numb (Gimme Some More Dignity Mix)

            Tricky

            Maxinquaye - Reincarnated Edition

              Tricky’s groundbreaking and peerless 1995 debut-album ‘Maxinquaye’ is being reissued in triple-LP, single-LP, double-CD and digital formats.

              ‘Maxinquaye (Reincarnated)’ contains rarities and brand new versions of tracks many of which have not been officially released before – The single-LP contains the original album remastered at Abbey Road Studio. The super deluxe triple-LP set and double-CD contains six new “Reincarnated” versions of tracks recorded by Tricky in 2022, previously unreleased BBC session tracks recorded with a full live band in the autumn of 1995 as well ‘Black Steel’ performed live at Glastonbury that same year and it concludes with some rough monitor mixes. The digital version also includes all the remixes from the original single releases plus eight remixes originally unreleased including one from Leftfield.

              All versions of ‘Maxinquaye (Reincarnated)’ come with brand new artwork containing a rare image of his late mother, of whom the album is named after. The image was recently discovered by Tricky’s cousin and is the only one that exists of him and her together.

              With creative control on the project, Tricky started reworking tracks from the original album in 2022 which have never before been released and allow ‘Maxinquaye (Reincarnated)’ to be a natural evolution of the original release. “If you’re an artist or a musician and you look back at your old stuff,” he reasons, “if you don’t think it’s dated then you’re either stood still or you’re satisfied with what you’ve done.”

              “I hadn’t listened to it for years! And ‘Aftermath’ was the obvious one [track] to start with because that was my first release without any label. So it was like, ‘Okay, I’m not going to cover this.’ It’s almost like I just thought about that song and then ‘Aftermath Reincarnated’ – just how it should have sounded to me now. So I redid it as it should sound now. It’s not a cover, it’s a reminder.”

              ‘Maxinquaye’ remains one of the most groundbreaking records in British music history. Upon its released in 1995, it was met with resounding critical acclaim receiving near perfect scores from music critics across the board – Melody Maker deemed it “gripping, original, sublime”, NMEsaid the record was “… unprecedented, spellbinding and revealed something new with every listen”, Q Magazine“… Tricky proves himself to be more challenging and eclectic than his peers”, Pitchfork “An unrepeatable record so unbelievably wrong it could only be right”… even David Bowie took it upon himself to write a letter to Tricky in the August of 1995 proclaiming “I’ve loved Maxinquaye for some time”. In more recent times The New York Times and Guardian have respectively said of it “… [an] album-length masterpiece” and “Time has not dimmed the impact of this extraordinary record”.

              In its year of release, NME, Melody Maker and The Wire all named it their album of the year and it was nominated for a Mercury Prize(losing out to Portishead’s ‘Dummy’). It continues to be sited for its impact on music being a mainstay of “Greatest Albums Of All Time” lists such as NME’s 2013 list of the 500 greatest albums, Uncut Magazine’s 2016 200 Greatest Albums, Q Magazine’s 100 Greatest British albums, Mojo’s 100 Modern Classics, Rolling Stone’s ‘Essential Recordings of the 90s’ to name but a few.

              Format Descriptions:
              2CD version
              Celebrating Maxinquaye as it approaches its 30th Anniversary (2024) the Reincarnated 2CD package is a welcome reappraisal of this seminal album containing the original album remastered at Abbey Road Studios, 6 new reincarnated versions of tracks recorded by Tricky in 2022, previously unreleased BBC session tracks recorded with full live band in 1995 along with rough monitor mixes and a previously unreleased remix from Leftfield.

              3LP version – Black 140g vinyl
              Celebrating Maxinquaye as it approaches its 30th Anniversary (2024) the Reincarnated 3LP package is a welcome reappraisal of this seminal album containing the original album remastered at Abbey Road Studios, 6 new reincarnated versions of tracks recorded by Tricky in 2022, previously unreleased BBC session tracks recorded with full live band in 1995 along with rough monitor mixes.

              1LP – Black 140g vinyl
              Celebrating Maxinquaye as it approaches its 30th Anniversary (2024) the Reincarnated 1LP package is a welcome reappraisal of this seminal album containing the original album remastered at Abbey Road Studios.



              TRACK LISTING

              3LP
              LP1 - Side A
              Overcome (Abbey Road Remaster)
              Ponderosa (Abbey Road Remaster)
              Black Steel (Abbey Road Remaster)
              Hell Is Round The Corner (Abbey Road Remaster)
              LP1 - Side B
              Pumpkin (Abbey Road Remaster)
              Aftermath (Abbey Road Remaster)
              Abbaon Fat Tracks (Abbey Road Remaster)
              Brand New You're Retro (Abbey Road Remaster)
              LP2 - Side C
              Suffocated Love (Abbey Road Remaster)
              You Don't (Abbey Road Remaster)
              Strugglin' (Abbey Road Remaster)
              Feed Me (Abbey Road Remaster)
              LP2 - Side D
              Strugglin' (Reincarnated)
              Aftermath (Reincarnated)
              Ponderosa (Reincarnated)
              Hell Is Round The Corner (Reincarnated)
              Pumpkin (Reincarnated)
              Little Aftermath
              LP3 - Side E
              Hell Is Round The Corner (1995 BBC Radio Session)
              Strugglin' (1995 BBC Radio Session)
              Ponderosa (1995 BBC Radio Session)
              Pumpkin (1995 BBC Radio Session)
              Black Steel (Live At Glastonbury, 1995)
              LP3 - Side F
              She Devil (Rough Monitor Mix)
              Just For The Hate Of It (Rough Monitor Mix)
              Overcome (Acapella - Rough Monitor Mix)
              Black Steel (Rough Monitor Mix)

              1LP
              Side A
              Overcome (Abbey Road Remaster)
              Ponderosa (Abbey Road Remaster)
              Black Steel (Abbey Road Remaster)
              Hell Is Round The Corner (Abbey Road Remaster)
              Pumpkin (Abbey Road Remaster)
              Aftermath (Abbey Road Remaster)
              Side B
              Abbaon Fat Tracks (Abbey Road Remaster)
              Brand New You're Retro (Abbey Road Remaster)
              Suffocated Love (Abbey Road Remaster)
              You Don't (Abbey Road Remaster)
              Strugglin' (Abbey Road Remaster)
              Feed Me (Abbey Road Remaster)

              2CD
              CD1
              Overcome (Abbey Road Remaster)
              Ponderosa (Abbey Road Remaster)
              Black Steel (Abbey Road Remaster)
              Hell Is Round The Corner (Abbey Road Remaster)
              Pumpkin (Abbey Road Remaster)
              Aftermath (Abbey Road Remaster)
              Abbaon Fat Tracks (Abbey Road Remaster)
              Brand New You're Retro (Abbey Road Remaster)
              Suffocated Love (Abbey Road Remaster)
              You Don't (Abbey Road Remaster)
              Strugglin' (Abbey Road Remaster)
              Feed Me (Abbey Road Remaster)
              CD2
              Strugglin' (Reincarnated)
              Aftermath (Reincarnated)
              Ponderosa (Reincarnated)
              Hell Is Round The Corner (Reincarnated)
              Pumpkin (Reincarnated)
              Little Aftermath
              Hell Is Round The Corner (1995 BBC Radio Session)
              Strugglin' (1995 BBC Radio Session)
              Ponderosa (1995 BBC Radio Session)
              Pumpkin (1995 BBC Radio Session)
              Black Steel (Live At Glastonbury, 1995)
              She Devil (Rough Monitor Mix)
              Just For The Hate Of It (Rough Monitor Mix)
              Overcome (Acapella - Rough Monitor Mix)
              Black Steel (Rough Monitor Mix)
              Brand New You're Retro (Leftfield Remix)

              The Cranberries

              To The Faithful Departed - 2023 Reissue

                Deluxe reissue of the third album by the Cranberries that sold over 6 million units worldwide, reached number one in six countries and became the band’s highest-charting album on the US Billboard 200.

                In this deluxe reissue the original album has been remastered by John Dent @ Metropolis, and, on the 2LP versions, split over 3 vinyl sides with a 4th side featuring bonus tracks including three unreleased album demos recorded with producer Tim Palmer in Paris.

                The digital and 3CD set includes unreleased outtakes and early mixes of the studio album and twelve rare live tracks recorded on the band’s 1996 “Free to Decide” tour and the 2LP and 3CD versions include a 4000 sleevenote about the making of the album based on interviews with the remaining members conducted by band archivist Eoin Devereux.

                TRACK LISTING

                1LP
                LP1 - Side A
                Hollywood
                Salvation
                When You're Gone
                Free To Decide
                War Child
                Forever Yellow Skies
                The Rebels
                LP1 - Side B
                Just Shot John Lennon
                Electric Blue
                I'm Still Remembering
                Will You Remember?
                Joe
                Bosnia

                2LP Deluxe
                LP1 - Side A
                Hollywood
                Salvation
                When You're Gone
                Free To Decide
                War Child
                LP1 - Side B
                Forever Yellow Skies
                The Rebels
                Intermission
                Just Shot John Lennon
                Electric Blue
                LP2 - Side C
                I'm Still Remembering
                Will You Remember?
                Joe
                Bosnia
                Cordell
                LP2 - Side D
                The Picture I View
                Go Your Own Way
                When You're Gone (Paris Demo)
                I Just Shot John Lennon (Paris Demo
                Free To Decide (Paris Demo)

                3CD Deluxe:
                Disc One – To The Faithful Departed – Deluxe Remaster
                Hollywood
                Salvation
                When You're Gone
                Free To Decide
                War Child
                Forever Yellow Skies
                The Rebels
                Intermission
                I Just Shot John Lennon
                Electric Blue
                I'm Still Remembering
                Will You Remember?
                Joe
                Cordell
                Bosnia
                The Picture I View
                Go Your Own Way
                Disc Two – Unreleased Demos And Outtakes
                When You're Gone (Paris Demo)
                I Just Shot John Lennon (Paris Demo)
                Free To Decide (Paris Demo)
                The Rebels (Outtake)
                Hollywood (Outtake)
                Cordell (Early Mix)
                Bosnia (Early Mix)
                Salvation (Early Mix)
                When You're Gone (Early Mix)
                Electric Blue (Early Mix)
                Intermission (Early Mix)
                Joe (Early Mix)
                Free To Decide (Alternate Mix)
                Disc Three – 1996 Free To Decide Tour
                Intermission + Forever Yellow Skies (Live In Toronto)
                Sunday (Live In Toronto)
                Linger (Live In Toronto)
                The Rebels (Live In Toronto)
                Waltzing Back (Live In Toronto)
                I Can't Be With You (Live In Toronto)
                Free To Decide (Live In Detroit)
                Dreams (Live In Detroit)
                Hollywood (Live In Detroit)
                Zombie (Live In Detroit)
                Dreaming My Dreams (Live In Detroit)
                The Icicle Melts (Live In Detroit)
                Salvation (Live At Milton Keynes Bowl)

                Tom Waits

                The Black Rider - 2023 Reissue

                  Celebrate 5 of Tom Waits’ albums from the Island years, all of which have had an incredible impact on music history.

                  All remastered to HD audio.

                  TRACK LISTING

                  Side A
                  Lucky Day Overture
                  The Black Rider
                  November
                  Just The Right Bullets
                  Black Box Theme
                  'Tain't No Sin
                  Flash Pan Hunter/Intro
                  That's The Way
                  The Briar And The Rose
                  Russian Dance
                  Side B
                  Gospel Train/Orchestra
                  I'll Shoot The Moon
                  Flash Pan Hunter
                  Crossroads
                  Gospel Train
                  Interlude
                  Oily Night
                  Lucky Day
                  The Last Rose Of The Summer
                  Carnival

                  Tom Waits

                  Bone Machine - 2023 Reissue

                    Celebrate 5 of Tom Waits’ albums from the Island years, all of which have had an incredible impact on music history.

                    All remastered to HD audio.

                    TRACK LISTING

                    Side A
                    The Earth Died Screaming
                    Dirt In The Ground
                    Such A Scream
                    All Stripped Down
                    Who Are You
                    The Ocean Doesn't Want Me
                    Jesus Gonna Be Here
                    A Little Rain
                    Side B
                    In The Colosseum
                    Goin' Out West
                    Murder In The Red Barn
                    Black Wings
                    Whistle Down The Wind
                    I Don't Wanna Grow Up
                    Let Me Get Up On It
                    That Feel

                    Tom Waits

                    Franks Wild Years - 2023 Reissue

                      Originally released in 1987 on Island Records, Franks Wild Years is Tom Waits’ 10th studio album. Titled for a play of the same name and authored by Waits and his wife, Kathleen Brennan, Franks Wild Years was performed by Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre Company in 1986. Franks Wild Years is an iteration of the track “Frank’s Wild Years” from Waits’ 1983 album Swordfishtrombones.The album divides the story neatly into two acts and although titled “un operachi romantic”, there is no opera in Franks. There is a hilarious touch of operatic styling by Waits himself in the song “Temptation.” His vocal character varies wildly throughout the work’s 17 songs, and is no more impressive than when the gruff, growly singer turns to impeccable Sinatra-esque phrasing on the Vegas number, “Straight To The Top.” While Franks featured a 14-member cast on stage, the album is all-Waits—yet suggests a multitude of characters by virtue of his chameleon vocals. The album is a startling group of lost dreams, bad dreams, dreams that might not even be dreams. The music is nightmarish, ethereal, beautiful. Think broken calliopes played by genius children, horns played at dawn in a graveyard, banjos leaking through practice room walls. Titles evoke Frank’s dime-store Odyssey: “Straight To The Top,” “Blow Wind Blow,” “Temptation,” “I’ll Be Gone.” NME ranked the work the number five album of 1987.

                      Newly remastered for the first time ever from the original ½” flat 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. Franks Wild Years includes tracks such as “Cold Cold Ground,” “Way Down In The Hole” – versions of which were used as the theme music of HBO’s series The Wire – and “Temptation.”

                      TRACK LISTING

                      Side A
                      Hang On St. Christopher
                      Straight To The Top (Rhumba)
                      Blow Wind Blow
                      Temptation
                      Innocent When You Dream (Barroom)
                      I'll Be Gone
                      Yesterday Is Here
                      Please Wake Me Up
                      Franks Theme
                      Side B
                      More Than Rain
                      Way Down In The Hole
                      Straight To The Top (Vegas)
                      I'll Take New York
                      Telephone Call From Istanbul
                      Cold Cold Ground
                      Train Song
                      Innocent When You Dream (78)

                      Tom Waits

                      Rain Dogs - 2023 Reissue

                        Noted as Tom Waits’ most critically acclaimed album, Rain Dogs follows the new musical path Waits had taken with Swordfishtrombones. Considered the middle of a de facto trilogy with Swordfishtrombones and Franks Wild Years, Rain Dogs is the first of Waits’ albums to be written in New York, in a Lower Manhattan basement. A 53-minute, 19-track monster, Rain Dogs is a kind of mutant, late 20th century musical “Canterbury Tales” with a shape-shifting band. There are banjos and marimbas and bowed saw and parade drum and howling horns (and Keith Richards and Marc Ribot) on this rollicking, rough-hewn opus—and Waits, using his voice in increasingly weird-and-wild ways. The songs are stories, sagas, laments, breakdowns, character studies, comedies and cabaret numbers. There’s the aching “Hang Down Your Head,” and the moving anthem, “Downtown Train,” which was covered by Patti Smith and Rod Stewart.Waits coined the term, “rain dog,” a reference to dogs who lose their way when touchstone scents are washed away in storms. Among the lost dogs on the album: gruff, wandering merchant marines (“Singapore”), an accordion player in a slaughterhouse (“Cemetery Polka”), a “jockey full of bourbon” (also the song title), an abandoned, withdrawn woman (“Time”), a “gun street girl,” the old drunks and hustlers of Union Square, and even Waits, himself: Aboard a shipwreck train / Give my umbrella to the Rain Dogs / For I am a Rain Dog, too...

                        Originally released in 1985 on Island Records, the album is newly remastered for the first time ever from the original ½” flat 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. Rain Dogs includes tracks such as “Downtown Train,” “Clap Hands” and “Jockey Full Of Bourbon.”

                        TRACK LISTING

                        Side A
                        Singapore
                        Clap Hands
                        Cemetery Polka
                        Jockey Full Of Bourbon
                        Tango Till They're Sore
                        Big Black Mariah
                        Diamonds And Gold
                        Hang Down Your Head
                        Time
                        Side B
                        Rain Dogs
                        Midtown
                        9th & Hennepin
                        Gun Street Girl
                        Union Square
                        Blind Love
                        Walking Spanish
                        Downtown Train
                        Bride Of Rain Dog
                        Anywhere I Lay My Head

                        Tom Waits

                        Swordfishtrombones - 2023 Reissue

                          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 ½” 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.

                          TRACK LISTING

                          Side A
                          Underground
                          Shore Leave
                          Dave The Butcher
                          Johnsburg, Illinois
                          16 Shells From A 30.6
                          Town With No Cheer
                          In The Neighbourhood
                          Side B
                          Just Another Sucker On The Vine
                          Frank's Wild Years
                          Swordfishtrombone
                          Down, Down, Down
                          Soldier's Things
                          Gin Soaked Boy
                          Trouble's Braids
                          Rainbirds


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