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Tom Waits - Tales From The Underground - vinyl bootleg

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Front Back Label 1 Label 2

Vinyl edition of the CD series of the same name from the 1990s.

To fit each release on a vinyl record, some songs from the CDs were omitted. Unfortunately, some unique tracks were dropped while some totally unnecessary tracks were left on, like Black Rider Demos, stuff that's already been officially released on Orphans or Bounced Checks, or songs without any Tom Waits involvement. Ironically, some of these notes are even reproduced on the sleeves, making one believe the bootleggers didn't even read the liner notes they printed.

Hedgehog Records - HDG 0023
Released in 2011

Side One:

1. Blue Skies
    From the "Heart of Saturday Night" sessions, December 26, 1973
    Available on the bootleg "A Nickel's Worth of Dreams"

2. Jersey Girl
    Alternative master, taken from the compilation album "Bounced Checks"
3. Whistlin' Past The Graveyard
    Alternative master, taken from the compilation album "Bounced Checks"
4. Mr. Henry
    Alternative master, taken from the compilation album "Bounced Checks"
5. Downtown Train
    Official "Rain Dogs" album version, wrongly listed as an "NME mix"
6. I'm Not Your Fool Anymore
    Taken from Teddy Edwards' album "Mississippi Lad", 1991
7. Adios Lounge
    Taken from Thelonius Monster's album "Beautiful Mess", 1992
Side Two:

1. Silent Night
    S.O.S. United Single/LP, 1989
2. What Keeps Mankind Alive
    Taken from "Lost In The Stars: The Music Of Kurt Weill", 1985
    Also released on "Orphans", 2006

3. Heigh-Ho (The Dwarfs' Marching Song)
    Taken from "Stay Awake: Interpretations Of Disney Songs", 1988
    Also released on "Orphans", 2006

4. It's All Right With Me
    Taken from "Red Hot + Blue: A Tribute to Cole Porter", 1990
5. Tommy The Cat
    Taken from Primus' album "Sailing the Seas of Cheese", 1991
6. Filipino Box Spring Hog
    Early version from the "Bone Machine" sessions, 1992
    Taken from the various artists compilation "Born to Choose", 1993




The omitted tracks are:

Sea Of Love
Taken from the "Sea of Love" soundtrack, 1989
Also released on "Orphans"


Little Man
Taken from Teddy Edwards' album "Mississippi Lad", 1991
Also released on "Orphans"


The Piano Has Been Drinking
Live in Dublin, March 1981
Taken from the compilation album "Bounced Checks", 1981


16 Shells From A Thirty-Ought Six
Rain Dogs
Live at Folies Bergere, in Paris on November 16, 1985
Available on the bootlegs "Somthing About Paris" and "Paris At Midnight"


Jesus' Blood Never Failed Me Yet
Taken from Gavin Bryars' album "Jesus Blood Never Failed Me Yet" 1993

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