Friday, August 18, 2006

Tom Waits Boxed Set Due In Nov.

Not a retrospective, but a 3-CD collection of odds and ends he's recorded for movies, cast albums, tribute albums and so on -- such as his gem "Long Way Home" (which appeared on the movie soundtrack "Big Bad Love" and was covered beautifully by Norah Jones). And even his press releases are cool. Waits said the album is full of "songs of dubious origin rescued from cruel fate and now left wanting only to be cared for. Show that you are not afraid and take them home. They don't bite, they just need attention."

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