Incoming: Remasters + Vinyl Reissues of Tom Waits’ Anti- Albums


By Barbi Martinez

Anti- Records has announced that six key Tom Waits albums are set for re-release this year. The remasters will be on CD and vinyl. The titles are:

1999’s Mule Variations
2002’s Alice
2002’s Blood Money
2004’s Real Gone (new remix)
2009’s Glitter and Doom Live
2011’s Bad As Me

The vinyl versions will all be 180gm vinyl, and with the exception of Blood Money they will be 2LP sets; the Tom Waits store is already taking preorders. Then due sometime in 2018 will be the 2006 Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards box set. It’s not the first time for these titles on vinyl, incidentally, as Anti has routinely issued them on wax both in the US and Europe, but at this point some are taking fetching rather high prices on the collector’s market — the Brawlers collection was a 7-LP box currently priced at Discogs around $430.


Below, watch a very cool video of someone flipping through his collection of Waits vinyl, including a ton of bootlegs as well as editions of some of the above records.

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