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WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 25, 2006

Preview new Tom Waits record, now!

Hear a sample of Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards right here

A month before great American performer and songwriter TOM WAITS new 3 CD set ORPHANS: BRAWLERS, BAWLERS AND BASTARDS hits the streets (Nov. 21 on Anti-), Anti.com is rolling out 30 second streaming previews of all of the collections 56 tracks.

Starting with Brawlers on Oct. 24, Anti- will unveil one of the sets CDs each week on the labels Web site. Snippets from Bawlers will stream from Oct. 31-Nov. 6, followed by Bastards from Nov. 7-Nov. 13. This three week streaming event will be the only opportunity fans will get to preview the array of songs and styles on ORPHANS before it hits stores on Nov. 21.

The 56-track ORPHANS includes 30 new recordings, plus two dozen more songs taken from collaborations with artists in film, literature, and music equaling over three hours of rare and never-before heard music along with a 94-page booklet.

Orphans are rough and tender tunes. Rhumbas about mermaids, shuffles about trainwrecks, tarantellas about insects, madrigrals about drowning, says WAITS. Scared, mean, orphaned songs of rapture and melancholy. Songs that grew up hard. Songs of dubious origin rescued from cruel fate.

Each of the three CDs is separately themed and subtitled Brawlers, Bawlers and Bastards to capture the full spectrum of WAITS ranging and roving musical styles. Brawlers is chock full of raucous blues and full-throated juke joint stomp, Bawlers contains Celtic and country ballads, waltzes, lullabies, piano and classic lyrical WAITS songs, while Bastards is filled with experimental music and strange tales.

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