MP301. Alice

02. Everything You Can Think

03. Flowers Grave

04. No One Knows I'm Gone

05. Kommienezuspadt

06. Poor Edward

07. Table Top Joe

08. Lost In The Harbour

09. We're All Mad Here

10. Watch Her Disappear

11. Reeperbahn

12. I'm Still Here

13. Fish & Bird

14. Barcarolle

15. Fawn


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12/16/2007Lie To Me

Tom Waits (ANTI-)


"But I must be insane
To go skating on your name
And by tracing it twice
I fell through the ice
Of Alice
There's only Alice"

Alice is one of the most distinctive of all Waits' creations, occupying its own corner in the odd-angled room that is Tom Waits' body of work. While there are the familiar parts--the redoubtable ragged voice, jazz ballads and poignant musings on death and longing--the whole is strange and exotic.

A devastatingly beautiful atmosphere made of sorrow and reverie, insanity and resignation, rises like a mist in Alice. It's a lyrical melancholia, a feeling that creeps in on the arms of Stroh violins and unabashed poetry. These are songs to fall into, and sometimes, to keep falling. There are fragile, haunted musings, and laments, mad ruminations, and tales of unrequited love and anthems from beyond the grave.

"Alice," said Waits, "is adult songs for children, or children's songs for adults. It's a maelstrom or fever-dream, a tone poem, w...




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No: #86632

US Rel. Date: 05/07/2002

EU Rel. Date: 05/07/2002

Type: Full


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