To coincide with all these catalogue re-releases, Waits has personally curated a 76-song playlist spanning his entire career. You can now explore Waits’ many styles of storytelling and heartbreaking melodies via Spotify and Apple Music.
On Record Store Day 2018 Waits will reissue his 2006 triple album ‘Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers and Bastards’, which will be available as individual vinyl pieces for the first time ever on red, blue and grey 180-gram limited edition vinyl exclusively on 21st April in record stores across the United States.
‘Orphans’ is a collection of 56 songs that goes beyond a simple career retrospective, featuring vintage and newly recorded songs from 1984 to the mid-nineties. Over two thirds of the songs had previously never been released by Waits before it’s original release in 2006. The collection is divided by genre; ‘Brawlers’ is filled with raucous blues and full-throated juke joint stomps; ‘Bawlers’ is classic lyrical Waits songs, including Celtic and country ballads, waltzes and lullabies; Finally, ‘Bastards’ is a collection of experimental music and strange tales. Grammy nominated for Best Contemporary Folk Album and certified Gold in the US, UK and Canada, the ‘Orphans’ three-disc collection was called “a definitive album” by Rolling Stone.