Brand New ~ Sealed! Superior Remastered Special Edition 180 Gram Black Vinyl LP. Includes Inner Sleeve With Lyrics, Record Has Picture Labels.
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 ‘Frank’s 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.
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.
Jockey Full Of Bourbon
Tango Till They’re Sore
Big Black Mariah
Diamonds & Gold
Hang Down Your Head
9th & Hennepin
Gun Street Girl
Bride Of Rain Dog (Instrumental)
Anywhere I Lay My Head