Waits freebies online
Three tracks for download
The mercurial and lovely Tom Waits is making three tracks from his forthcoming album available to download for free. What a nice man.
You can find them at anti.com starting 3 Oct.
The album, Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers and Bastards, is a triple-CD monster, containing 54 songs, 30 of which are new.
There are 'interpretations' of songs by The Ramones, Bertolt Brecht, Leadbelly, Sparklehorse, Charles Bukowski and Jack Kerouac.Next week fans can download Bottom of the World, from the Brawlers CD and You Can Never Hold Back Spring from Bawlers.
This will be followed by Road to Peace, also from the Brawlers CD on October 17.
The first single, Long Way Home, will go online to buy on Oct 23.
Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers and Bastards will be accompanied by a 94 page booklet and sold in a limited edition format.
Once the initial pressing has sold out, it will never be made available again in this format, which means it will be pinging around eBay at vastly inflated prices for years, probably.