Real Gone (album)

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Real Gone
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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
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic (78/100) [1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[2]
Music Box 4/5 stars[3]
Pitchfork (8.0/10)[4]
PopMatters (8.0/10)[5]
Robert Christgau (3-star Honorable Mention)[6]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[7]
Spin (9.1/10)[8]

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
  3. "Sins of My Father" – 10:36
  4. "Shake It" – 3:52
  5. "Don't Go into That Barn" – 5:22
  6. "How's It Gonna End" – 4:51
  7. "Metropolitan Glide" – 4:13
  8. "Dead and Lovely" – 5:40
  9. "Circus" – 3:56
  10. "Trampled Rose" – 3:58
  11. "Green Grass" – 3:13
  12. "Baby Gonna Leave Me" – 4:29
  13. "Clang Boom Steam" – 0:46
  14. "Make It Rain" – 3:39
  15. "Day After Tomorrow" – 6:56
  16. "Chickaboom" – 1:17 (hidden track)

Personnel[edit]

  • Brainpercussion (tracks 1-5, 7, 10 and 12), claps (track 4)
  • Les Claypool – bass (tracks 2, 4 and 12)
  • Harry Cody – guitar (tracks 5 and 7), banjo (track 6)
  • Mark Howard – bells (track 9), claps (track 4)
  • Marc Ribot – guitar (tracks 1-4, 8, 11, 12, 14 and 15), banjo (track 3), cigar box banjo (track 10)
  • Larry Taylor – bass (tracks 1, 3, 5-8, 10-12, 14 and 15), guitar (tracks 4 and 5)
  • Casey Waits – drums (tracks 8, 9 and 14), turntables (tracks 1 and 7), percussion (tracks 2 and 5), claps (track 4)
  • Tom Waits – vocals, guitar (tracks 3, 6, 7, 11 and 15), chamberlin (track 9), percussion (track 5), shakers (track 12), beatboxing (tracks 1, 7, 12, 13 and 16)
  • Trisha Wilson – claps (track 4)

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2004) Peak
position
Australian ARIA Albums Chart[9] 27
Austrian Top 40[10] 11
Belgian Albums Chart (Vl)[11] 7
Belgian Albums Chart (Wa)[12] 40
Danish Albums Chart[13] 5
Dutch Top 100[14] 10
Finnish Albums Chart[15] 23
French SNEP Albums Chart[16] 39
German Albums Chart[17] 19
Irish Albums Chart[18] 9
Italian FIMI Albums Chart[19] 8
Portuguese AFP Albums Chart[20] 8
Swedish Albums Chart[21] 9
Swiss Hitparade Albums Chart[22] 16
UK Albums Chart[23] 16
US Billboard 200[24] 28
US Billboard Independent Albums[24] 1
US Billboard Internet Albums[24] 28

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Real Gone". metacritic.com. Retrieved 2014-09-22. 
  2. ^ Real Gone (album) at AllMusic
  3. ^ Music Box
  4. ^ Pitchfork
  5. ^ PopMatters
  6. ^ Robert Christgau
  7. ^ [1]
  8. ^ [2]
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  16. ^ "Tom Waits – Real Gone". lescharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved July 31, 2012. 
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  21. ^ "Tom Waits – Real Gone". swedishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved July 31, 2012. 
  22. ^ "Tom Waits – Real Gone". Hitparade. Hung Medien. Retrieved July 31, 2012. 
  23. ^ "Tom Waits | Artist". The Official Charts Company. Retrieved July 31, 2012. 
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