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Alice & Blood Money CD Bundle

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Released at the same time and ultimately considered creative companion pieces in Tom’s catalog, this bundle features Alice and Blood Money on CD.

Blood Money Tracklisting
  1. Misery Is The River Of The World
  2. Everything Goes to Hell
  3. Coney Island Baby
  4. All The World Is Green
  5. God’s Away On Business
  6. Another Man’s Vine
  7. Knife Chase
  8. Lullaby
  9. Starving In The Belly Of A Whale
  10. The Part You Throw Away
  11. Woe
  12. Calliope
  13. A Good Man Is Hard To Find

Tom Waits, no stranger to scoring original movies and scores, has created Blood Money. Based on the socio/political play “Woyzeck,” originally written by a young German poet Georg Buchner as a spare, cinematic piece in 1837 and inspired by the true story of a German soldier who was driven mad by bizarre army medical experiments and infidelity, which led him to murder his lover. Waits and Brennan wrote songs for an avant-garde production of “Woyzeck” directed by Robert Wilson. “Woyzeck” premiered in November, 2000 at the Betty Nansen Theater in Copenhagen and went on to win Denmark’s version of the Tony for Best Musical last year.

Alice Tracklisting
  1. Alice
  2. Everything You Can Think
  3. Flowers Grave
  4. No One Knows I’m Gone
  5. Kommienezuspadt
  6. Poor Edward
  7. Table Top Joe
  8. Lost In The Harbour
  9. We‘re All Mad Here
  10. Watch Her Disappear
  11. Reeperbahn
  12. I’m Still Here
  13. Fish & Bird
  14. Barcarolle
  15. Fawn

Alice is one of the most distinctive of all Waits’ creations, occupying its own corner in the odd-angled room that is Tom Waits’ body of work. While there are the familiar parts—the redoubtable ragged voice, jazz ballads and poignant musings on death and longing—the whole is strange and exotic.

A devastatingly beautiful atmosphere made of sorrow and reverie, insanity and resignation, rises like a mist in Alice. It’s a lyrical melancholia, a feeling that creeps in on the arms of Stroh violins and unabashed poetry. These are songs to fall into, and sometimes, to keep falling. There are fragile, haunted musings, and laments, mad ruminations, and tales of unrequited love and anthems from beyond the grave.

“Alice,” said Waits, “is adult songs for children, or children’s songs for adults. It’s a maelstrom or fever-dream, a tone poem, with torch songs and waltzes…an odyssey in dream logic and nonsense.“- ” Tom Waits

“Written as theatrical scores, these records bloom on their own. They are also testaments to Waits’ gift for making tangible magic from odd clatter: dusky strings, mooing horns, ancient keyboards. The atmospheres around his voice are so vivid you feel like you‘re there with him“- Rolling Stone

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