You've got me checking in my rearview mirror (Discs 1 and 2)

Side A
Artist Song Buy
Tom Waits  Hope That I Don't Fall in Love with You [The Early Years, Vol. 2]  buy on itunes
Tom Waits  Ol' 55 [The Early Years, Vol. 2]  buy on itunes
Tom Waits  In Between Love  buy on itunes
Tom Waits  I Want You  buy on itunes
Tom Waits  Shiver Me Timbers [The Early Years, Vol. 2]  buy on itunes
Tom Waits  Diamonds on My Windshield [The Early Years, Vol. 2]  buy on itunes
Tom Waits  Please Call Me, Baby [The Early Years, Vol. 2]  buy on itunes
Tom Waits  Old Shoes (& Picture Postcards) [The Early Years, Vol. 2]  buy on itunes
Tom Waits  Martha  buy on itunes
Tom Waits  The Heart of Saturday Night  buy on itunes
Tom Waits  Tom Traubert's Blues (Four Sheets to the Wind in Cop enhagen)  buy on itunes
Tom Waits  I Wish I Was in New Orleans  buy on itunes
Tom Waits  The Piano Has Been Drinking (Not Me)  buy on itunes
Tom Waits  Invitation to the Blues  buy on itunes
Tom Waits  A Sight for Sore Eyes  buy on itunes
Tom Waits  Burma-Shave  buy on itunes
Tom Waits  Somewhere (from "West Side Story")  buy on itunes
Tom Waits  Christmas Card from a Hooker in Minneapolis  buy on itunes
Side B
ArtistSongBuy
Tom Waits  Kentucky Avenue  buy on itunes
Tom Waits  Blue Valentines  buy on itunes
Tom Waits  Heartattack and Vine  buy on itunes
Tom Waits  Saving All My Love for You  buy on itunes
Tom Waits  Jersey Girl  buy on itunes
Tom Waits feat. Crystal Gayle  Picking Up After You  buy on itunes
Tom Waits  Broken Bicycles  buy on itunes
Tom Waits  Underground  buy on itunes
Tom Waits  Shore Leave  buy on itunes
Tom Waits  Johnsburg, Illinois  buy on itunes
Tom Waits  16 Shells from a Thirty-Ought-Six  buy on itunes
Tom Waits  In the Neighborhood  buy on itunes
Tom Waits  Frank's Wild Years  buy on itunes
Tom Waits  Swordfishtrombones  buy on itunes
Tom Waits  Soldier's Things  buy on itunes
Tom Waits  Gin Soaked Boy  buy on itunes
Tom Waits  Clap Hands  buy on itunes
Tom Waits  Cemetery Polka  buy on itunes
Tom Waits  Jockey Full of Bourbon  buy on itunes
Tom Waits  Tango 'Til They're Sore  buy on itunes
Tom Waits  Big Black Mariah  buy on itunes
Tom Waits  Hang Down Your Head  buy on itunes
Tom Waits  Time  buy on itunes

Comment:

This is my revised and expanded Tom Waits mix. (I believe this is the third time I've posted such an animal. The original set was two discs, the last set was three discs, and now this is four CDs.) I realize that Waits mixes of one stripe or another are a dime a dozen around these parts, but I thought this sprawling chronological survey might augment the "box set" angle relatively well. Thanks a million to Mark P for the helping me whittle this monster down during a lengthy phone conversation on Tuesday night (it definitely helped to get a second opinion). Last tracks cut from these two discs: "Grapefruit Moon," "San Diego Serenade," "Romeo is Bleeding," "Town with No Cheer," "Trouble's Braids," and "Singapore" (the last of which is the first Tom Waits song that I ever heard).

Feedback:

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Mr. Mirage
Date: 8/23/2008
I CLAP HANDS here... nice!
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Barrydali
Date: 8/23/2008
Too many Waits mixes exclude Martha which I adore, seriously I don't care if the hi-brow crew think it's slushy it is absolutely beautiful. Starting disc 2 with Kentucky Avenue really works for me. This is the dogs bollocks young Conroy.
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mahdishain
Date: 8/23/2008
I couldn't resist a trip back into the danger zone for this one. Very satisfactory.
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Ha, I was just spinning "Swordfishtrombones" in my car for my cousin and his gf Thursday night. I think that might be my favorite, although "Rain Dogs" was the first I ever heard and my fave for a long time. "Singapore" might be my single favorite song of his, so there's no way I could cut that. I actually like that middle phase of his career the best, when he went more experimental. Anyway, fine work here. I have pretty much all of his albums in some form or another and have wanted to embark on a project like this but his catalogue is just so daunting.
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anthony lombardi
Date: 8/23/2008
sure, tom waits mixes around here are a dime a dozen, but i'd be hard-pressed to find a better artist to anthologize - for as frequent as they are, they always come out at least partly unique from each other & are filled with tons of great music. tom is one of my 10 or so all-time favorite music figures, & both rain dogs & swordfishtrombones sit inside my top 30 all-time favorite albums. a few of my favorites may be missing, but it's hard arguing with what's here.
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doowad
Date: 8/24/2008
I think my favorite run out of the four disks is the last bit on disk 1, though I do have many favorites sprinkled throughout. Though the last run on disk 2 is hard to argue with too.
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sammyg123
Date: 8/24/2008
One word - Wow.
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jonpoi
Date: 8/25/2008
Keep the artists coming. I don't usually comment on single artist mixes because there is little to add. But I like seeing these and I put full confidence in you on box settings!
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Rob_z2.
Date: 8/26/2008
How i have missed this! What a great mix! I can just say like sammyg123 said. so...Wow.

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