Blood Money (Tom Waits album)

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Blood Money
Studio album by Tom Waits
Released May 7, 2002 (2002-05-07)
Genre Rock
Length 42:11
Label Anti
Producer Kathleen Brennan
Tom Waits
Tom Waits chronology
Mule Variations
(1999)
Blood Money
(2002)
Alice
(2002)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
The A.V. Club (favourable)[2]
Music Emissions 4.5/5 stars[3]
Pitchfork (9.0/10)[4]
Robert Christgau (A-)[5]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[6]

Blood Money is an album by Tom Waits, released in 2002 on the ANTI- label.

The album contains songs written for the play Woyzeck, based on the play of the same name by Georg Büchner. The theatrical adaptation was directed by Robert Wilson, with whom Waits had worked on two previous plays: The Black Rider and Alice, both of which resulted in soundtrack albums. The latter was released simultaneously in 2002 with Blood Money. The play premiered at the Betty Nansen Theatre in Copenhagen in November 2000.

The song "God's Away on Business" is featured in the film Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (2005).

This album ranked at #18 in Metacritic's Top 30 albums of 2002.[7]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan.

  1. "Misery Is the River of the World" – 4:25
    • Tom Waits - Vocal, Piano, Calliope
    • Larry Taylor - Bass
    • Bebe Risenfors - Bass Clarinet
    • Gino Robair - Marimba, Bells, Gongs
    • Mules Patterson - Pod
  2. "Everything Goes to Hell" – 3:45
    • Tom Waits - Vocal, Acoustic Guitar, Chamberlain
    • Matthew Sperry - Bass
    • Gino Robair - Bongos & Timpani
    • Colin Stetson - Baritone Sax
    • Don Plonsey - Clarinet
    • Bebe Risenfors - Accordion
  3. "Coney Island Baby" – 4:02
    • Tom Waits - Vocal, Piano, Chamberlain
    • Larry Taylor - Bass
    • Matt Brubeck - Cello
    • Ara Anderson - Trumpet
    • Colin Stetson - Sax
  4. "All the World Is Green" – 4:36
    • Tom Waits - Vocal, Acoustic Guitar
    • Larry Taylor - Bass
    • Matt Brubeck - Cello
    • Colin Stetson - Clarinet
    • Bent Clausen - Marimba
  5. "God's Away on Business" – 2:59
  6. "Another Man's Vine" – 2:28
    • Tom Waits - Vocal, Piano
    • Larry Taylor - Bass
    • Colin Stetson - Baritone Horn, Tenor & Alto Sax
    • Andrew Borger - Marimba
  7. "Knife Chase" – 2:26 (Instrumental)
    • Tom Waits - Piano
    • Larry Taylor - Bass, Electric Guitar
    • Myles Boisen - Guitar
    • Bebe Risenfors - Sax, Bass Clarinet
    • Casey Waits - Drums
    • Bent Clausen - Bass Drums
    • Ara Anderson - Trumpet
    • Colin Stetson - Sax
  8. "Lullaby" – 2:09
    • Tom Waits - Vocal, Acoustic Guitar
    • Matt Brubeck - Cello
    • Dawn Harms - Stroh Violin, Violin
  9. "Starving in the Belly of a Whale" – 3:41
    • Tom Waits - Vocal, Piano, Chamberlain, Electric Guitar
    • Larry Taylor - Bass
    • Charlie Musselwhite - Harmonica
    • Matt Brubeck - Cello
    • Dawn Harms - Violin
    • Colin Stetson - Bass Clarinet
    • Gino Robair - Floor Toms
  10. "The Part You Throw Away" – 4:22
    • Tom Waits - Vocal, Acoustic Guitar
    • Matt Brubeck - Bass & Cello
    • Dawn Harms - Violin
    • Colin Stetson - Clarinet
  11. "Woe" – 1:20
    • Tom Waits - Vocal, Piano
    • Dawn Harms - Stroh Violin, Violin
    • Matt Brubeck - Cello
  12. "Calliope" – 1:59 (Instrumental)
    • Tom Waits - Calliope, Toy Piano
    • Nik Phelps - Trumpet
  13. "A Good Man Is Hard to Find" – 3:57
    • Tom Waits - Vocal, Pump Organ, Calliope
    • Larry Taylor - Acoustic Guitar
    • Matt Brubeck - Bass
    • Bebe Risenfors - Clarinet
    • Dawn Harms - Stroh Violin
    • Ara Anderson - Trumpet
    • Andrew Borger - Marimba

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2002) Peak
position
Australian ARIA Albums Chart[8] 25
Austrian Top 40[9] 5
Belgian Albums Chart (Vl)[10] 8
Belgian Albums Chart (Wa)[11] 33
Danish Albums Chart[12] 2
Dutch Top 100[13] 21
Finnish Albums Chart[14] 35
French SNEP Albums Chart[15] 36
German Albums Chart[16] 9
Irish Albums Chart[17] 4
Italian FIMI Albums Chart[18] 6
Norwegian Albums Chart[19] 4
Swedish Albums Chart[20] 12
Swiss Hitparade Albums Chart[21] 25
UK Albums Chart[22] 21
US Billboard 200[23] 32
US Billboard Independent Albums[23] 2
US Billboard Internet Albums[23] 32

References[edit]

  1. ^ Blood Money (Tom Waits album) at AllMusic
  2. ^ The A.V. Club
  3. ^ Music Emissions
  4. ^ Pitchfork
  5. ^ Robert Christgau
  6. ^ Rolling Stone
  7. ^ The 30 Best-Reviewed Albums of the Year
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