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)Alice2002
Real Gone
(2004)
Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards
(2006)Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards2006
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 78/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[2]
Blender 4/5 stars[3]
Entertainment Weekly B+[4]
The Guardian 4/5 stars[5]
Mojo 4/5 stars[6]
NME 7/10[7]
Pitchfork Media 8.0/10[8]
Q 2/5 stars[9]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[10]
Spin A−[11]

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

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.

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. "Chick a Boom" – 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[12] 27
Austrian Top 40[13] 11
Belgian Albums Chart (Vl)[14] 7
Belgian Albums Chart (Wa)[15] 40
Danish Albums Chart[16] 5
Dutch Top 100[17] 10
Finnish Albums Chart[18] 23
French SNEP Albums Chart[19] 39
German Albums Chart[20] 19
Irish Albums Chart[21] 9
Italian FIMI Albums Chart[22] 8
Portuguese AFP Albums Chart[23] 8
Swedish Albums Chart[24] 9
Swiss Hitparade Albums Chart[25] 16
UK Albums Chart[26] 16
US Billboard 200[27] 28
US Billboard Independent Albums[27] 1
US Billboard Internet Albums[27] 28

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Reviews for Real Gone by Tom Waits". Metacritic. Retrieved September 22, 2014. 
  2. ^ Jurek, Thom. "Real Gone – Tom Waits". AllMusic. Retrieved December 18, 2015. 
  3. ^ Sinagra, Laura (October 2004). "Tom Waits: Real Gone". Blender (30): 130. Archived from the original on October 19, 2004. Retrieved April 29, 2016. 
  4. ^ Seymour, Craig (October 8, 2004). "Real Gone". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved December 18, 2015. 
  5. ^ Petridis, Alexis (October 1, 2004). "Tom Waits, Real Gone". The Guardian. Retrieved December 18, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Tom Waits: Real Gone". Mojo (131): 110. October 2004. 
  7. ^ "Tom Waits: Real Gone". NME: 64. October 2, 2004. 
  8. ^ Petrusich, Amanda (October 3, 2004). "Tom Waits: Real Gone". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved December 18, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Tom Waits: Real Gone". Q (220): 128. November 2004. 
  10. ^ Wolk, Douglas (October 28, 2004). "Real Gone". Rolling Stone. Retrieved December 18, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Breakdown". Spin. 20 (11): 118. November 2004. Retrieved December 18, 2015. 
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