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Friday, December 15th, 2006

The Rocky Mountain News talks "Orphans"

TOM WAITS, Orphans • What you get: Three discs of Waits cleaning out his closet, divided into Brawlers (rockers), Bawlers (ballads) and Bastards (experimental). • The best of the box: Just about everything. Waits is in fine voice with some of the best songwriting of his career. A few clunkers on Bastards ...

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Thursday, December 14th, 2006

Video interview with Glen Hansard of The Frames now up!

FaceCulture, spoke to singer/songwriter Glen Hansard of Irish band The Frames. They discussed fixing bikes, frames, The Commitments, the impact of the films and the other actors, Burn The Maps, studio-phobia, insecurity, the illness of drummer Johnny Boyle, The Cost, losing a friend, giving up drinking, living in Prague ...

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Tuesday, December 12th, 2006

Simon Schama on Tom Waits - The Guardian December 9, 2006

One from the heart The raspy ruins of Tom Waits's voice take us into the darker places of the American psyche Simon Schama Saturday December 9, 2006 The Guardian I'm getting on. No time for messing around with the likes of Prokofiev or Trollope any more. The artists ...

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Thursday, December 14th, 2006

The press is raving over Tom Waits' Orphans!

ROLLING STONE: “The growler disguises a hot new album in a three-disc rarities set…a definitive album.” Robert Christgau, 11/30/06 THE ONION: “…for a collection…gathered from hither and yon, they hang together remarkably well. What’s more, many of them rank among Waits’ best output. Waits may ...

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Wednesday, December 13th, 2006

Tom Waits' Orphans makes NPR's "Top 10" of 2006!

Tom Waits: Orphans: "Way back in 1972 The Rolling Stones released Exile on Main St. That album was a tour through various styles and genres: blues, country, gospel, etc., but with all of them filtered through the Stones' musical identity. Well, it's taken 34 years, but someone has finally ...

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Tuesday, December 12th, 2006

Orphans receives a rave review from Playboy.com

Is there anyone who still questions Tom Waits's place in the pantheon of great American songwriters? If so, sit them down with Orphans, 54 tracks of new recordings and rarities. That this sprawling work can actually be listened to in one sitting (and sounds great the whole way) speaks ...

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