Real Gone (album)

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Real Gone
Studio album by Tom Waits
Released October 3, 2004 (2004-10-03)
Genre Rock, experimental rock
Length 71:52
Label ANTI-
Producer Kathleen Brennan, Tom Waits
Tom Waits chronology
Alice
(2002)
Real Gone
(2004)
Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards
(2006)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Music Box 4/5 stars[2]
Pitchfork (8.0/10)[3]
PopMatters (positive)[4]
Robert Christgau (3-star Honorable Mention)[5]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[6]

Real Gone is an album by Tom Waits, released October 3, 2004 in Europe, and October 5 in United States on the ANTI- label.

The album features some of the few political songs Waits has written, the most explicit being "Day After Tomorrow", a song Waits has described as an "elliptical" protest against the Iraq War.

The album was supported by the Real Gone Tour, playing sold out locations in North America and Europe in October and November 2004.

It was chosen by the editors of Harp Magazine as the best album of 2004.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan.

  1. "Top of the Hill" – 4:55
  2. "Hoist That Rag" – 4:20
    • Les Claypool – Bass
    • Marc Ribot – Guitar
    • Brain – Percussion
    • Casey Waits – Percussion
    • Tom Waits – Vocal
  3. "Sins of My Father" – 10:36
    • Larry Taylor – Bass
    • Marc Ribot – Guitar, Banjo
    • Tom Waits – Vocal, Guitar
    • Brain – Percussion
  4. "Shake It" – 3:52
    • Les Claypool – Bass
    • Brain – Percussion, Claps
    • Larry Taylor – Guitar
    • Marc Ribot – Guitar
    • Casey Waits, Mark Howard, Trisha Wilson – Claps
    • Tom Waits – Vocal
  5. "Don't Go into That Barn" – 5:22
    • Larry Taylor – Guitar, Bass
    • Harry Cody – Guitar
    • Brain – Percussion
    • Casey Waits – Percussion
    • Tom Waits – Vocal, Percussion
  6. "How's It Gonna End" – 4:51
    • Harry Cody – Banjo
    • Larry Taylor – Bass
    • Tom Waits – Vocal, Guitar
  7. "Metropolitan Glide" – 4:13
    • Larry Taylor – Bass
    • Harry Cody – Guitar
    • Brain – Percussion
    • Casey Waits – Turntables
    • Tom Waits – Vocal, Guitar
  8. "Dead and Lovely" – 5:40
    • Larry Taylor – Bass
    • Casey Waits – Drums
    • Marc Ribot – Guitar
    • Tom Waits – Vocal, Guitar
  9. "Circus" – 3:56
    • Tom Waits – Vocal, Chamberlin
    • Casey Waits – Drums
    • Mark Howard – Bells
  10. "Trampled Rose" – 3:58
    • Marc Ribot – Cigar Box Banjo
    • Larry Taylor – Bass
    • Brain – Percussion
    • Tom Waits – Vocal
  11. "Green Grass" – 3:13
    • Larry Taylor – Bass
    • Tom Waits – Vocal, Guitar
  12. "Baby Gonna Leave Me" – 4:29
    • Les Claypool – Bass
    • Marc Ribot – Guitar
    • Brain – Percussion
    • Tom Waits – Vocal, Shakers
  13. "Clang Boom Steam" – 0:46
    • Tom Waits – Vocal
  14. "Make It Rain" – 3:39
    • Larry Taylor – Bass
    • Casey Waits – Drums
    • Marc Ribot – Guitar
    • Tom Waits – Vocal
  15. "Day After Tomorrow" – 6:56
    • Larry Taylor – Bass
    • Marc Ribot – Guitar
    • Tom Waits – Vocal, Guitar
  16. "Chickaboom" – 1:17 (hidden track)
    • Tom Waits – Vocal

Personnel[edit]

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2004) Peak
position
Australian ARIA Albums Chart[7] 27
Austrian Top 40[8] 11
Belgian Albums Chart (Vl)[9] 7
Belgian Albums Chart (Wa)[10] 40
Danish Albums Chart[11] 5
Dutch Top 100[12] 10
Finnish Albums Chart[13] 23
French SNEP Albums Chart[14] 39
German Albums Chart[15] 19
Irish Albums Chart[16] 9
Italian FIMI Albums Chart[17] 8
Portuguese AFP Albums Chart[18] 8
Swedish Albums Chart[19] 9
Swiss Hitparade Albums Chart[20] 16
UK Albums Chart[21] 16
US Billboard 200[22] 28
US Billboard Independent Albums[22] 1
US Billboard Internet Albums[22] 28

References[edit]

  1. ^ Real Gone (album) at AllMusic
  2. ^ Music Box
  3. ^ Pitchfork
  4. ^ PopMatters
  5. ^ Robert Christgau
  6. ^ Rolling Stone
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  8. ^ "Tom Waits – Real Gone". austriancharts.at. Hung Medien. Retrieved July 31, 2012. 
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  12. ^ "Tom Waits – Real Gone". dutchcharts.nl. Hung Medien. Retrieved July 31, 2012. 
  13. ^ "Tom Waits – Real Gone". finnishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved July 31, 2012. 
  14. ^ "Tom Waits – Real Gone". lescharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved July 31, 2012. 
  15. ^ "Album – Tom Waits, Real Gone". Media Control Charts. Retrieved July 31, 2012. 
  16. ^ "Discography Tom Waits". irish-charts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved July 31, 2012. 
  17. ^ "Tom Waits – Real Gone". italiancharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved July 31, 2012. 
  18. ^ "Tom Waits – Real Gone". portuguesecharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved July 31, 2012. 
  19. ^ "Tom Waits – Real Gone". swedishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved July 31, 2012. 
  20. ^ "Tom Waits – Real Gone". Hitparade. Hung Medien. Retrieved July 31, 2012. 
  21. ^ "Tom Waits | Artist". The Official Charts Company. Retrieved July 31, 2012. 
  22. ^ a b c Real Gone – Tom Waits: Awards at AllMusic. Retrieved July 31, 2012.