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Tom Waits: Orphans
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One of American music’s most distinctive singer-songwriters offers up a 3-CD set of rarities, including 30 previously unreleased songs along with 26 others from various film soundtracks, stage plays and collaborations with others. Each CD focuses on a different aspect of Waits’ music: The “Brawlers” disc is Waits steeped in roadhouse stomps and gutter blues, “Bawlers” showcases his poignant balladry, and “Bastards” features the more experimental and bizarre side of Waits. While most “rarities” releases include a lot of material that would’ve best been left in the vaults, Orphans is a consistently stunning display of the scope and power of Waits’ artistic vision. 10/31/2006 - Don Yates
Other Tom Waits album reviews:

Bad As Me - 10/25/2011
Real Gone - 9/24/2004
Alice - 4/15/2002
Blood Money - 4/15/2002
Mule Variations - 4/15/1999