In 2008, Tom Waits launched a sold-out tour, garnering intense critical praise – Daily Telegraph named Waits “The greatest entertainer on Planet Earth” – and thrilling fans across the world, some in cities where Waits had never played before. Now comes the document of those concerts, 17 performances hand-picked by Waits from along the tour. Leaning heavily on songs from his ANTI- releases – including a haunting “Trampled Rose” from Real Gone and roaring “Get Behind the Mule” from Mule Variations – Waits also digs into the vaults for tracks like a re-imagined “Singapore” from 1985’s Rain Dogs. Glitter and Doom Live will reside in the Waits catalogue alongside earlier live albums like Nighthawks at the Diner and Big Time, both discs held on par with his classic studio releases by fans.
“Alright… now we can chat a bit” ventures Tom Waits at the outset of Tom Tales, the 35 minute bonus disc included in the Glitter and Doom Live CD. Culled from the tour, Tom Tales compiles between-song banter into a continuous monologue, chronicling for the first time one of fans’ favorite parts of a Waits’ performance. Do fans want to hear a Tom Waits monologue? In mid-stream, Waits asks the audience whether they want a story or a song: “STORY!” comes back the roar from the crowd.
Praise for the 2008 Glitter and Doom tour:
"A mindblowing concert." Il Corriere Della Sera
“It seems less like you’ve booked a ticket to a concert than to a different world. (..) Waits is an utterly magnetic performer” The Guardian
“A standing ovation.” Le Parisien
“A performer at the top of his game.” The Observer
“An unforgettable experience.” Wall Street Journal
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