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Tom Waits The Black Rider

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Released October 6

Tom Waits' The Black Rider - A 30th Anniversary Special Edition Vinyl

Celebrate the 30th anniversary of Tom Waits' iconic 12th studio album, "The Black Rider," with a newly remastered edition available both online and in-store. Originally unleashed upon the world in 1993 through Island Records, this seminal work stands as a remarkable collaboration between illustrious artists including director and designer Robert Wilson, writer William S. Burroughs, and the dynamic duo of Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan on music composition.

The Black Rider: A Unique Musical Tapestry

Journey through a musical landscape that draws from a rich palette of pop, vaudeville, rock, cabaret, and blues, woven together to create a sound that is at once familiar yet refreshingly new. This is not just an album; it's Tom Waits' own interpretation and rendition of songs birthed for the stage production of "The Black Rider."

This epic narrative takes root in German Romantic literature, referencing the Weber opera "Der Freischütz" without quoting it directly. Immerse yourself in a tragic tale of a marksman who, in a desperate bid to secure his bride, enters a Faustian pact with the devil.

The Black Rider at 30: A Remastered Experience

Under the meticulous eyes of Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan, the album has been lovingly remastered for the first time ever from the original ½" flat master tape. This careful process was led by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering and supervised by Karl Derfler, Waits’ trusted audio engineer for many years.

The Revived Masterpiece Features:

  • 180g Black Vinyl: Experience the sound in high-quality 180g black vinyl.
  • Remastered Tracks: Rediscover tracks like "November," "Russian Dance," and "The Briar and The Rose" in a revitalized audio experience.
  • Restored Packaging: Enjoy the newly restored packaging, reimagined to capture the essence of the original release.



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