Waiting for the Moon is the sixth studio album (or the eighth if including the soundtracks Nenette et Boni and Trouble Every Day) by Tindersticks. Recorded between September 2001 and January 2003 at Great Linford Manor, Eastcote and various home studios, the long-player was released on the Beggar's Banquet label in 2003. This was the last Tindersticks album to feature the band's original lineup before their extended hiatus and subsequent departure of half the band. Tindersticks member David Boulter later selected it as his least favorite Tindersticks album, remarking: "It has a feeling of something that was lost—the feeling that the band hadn't been great for a couple of albums."
Lucy Wilkins, Calina De La Mare, Gillon Cameron, Anna Morris, Howard Gott, Ruth Gottlieb, Christopher Koh, Jacqueline Norrie, Louise Peacock, Wendy de St. Pear, Fiona Brice, Brian Wright, Catherine Browning, Sarah Button, David Williams – violins
Robert Spriggs, Naomi Fairhurst, Emily Frith, Fiona Griffith, Vincent Greene, Sophie Sirota, Rebecca Ware, Reiad Chibahm Lucy Theo – violas
Sarah Wilson, Andrew Nice, Chris Mansell, Oliver Kraus, Chris Worsey, Ian Burdge – cellos
Both Canadian and Australian editions came with a bonus EP entitled Don't Even Go There. It included the tracks "Trying to Find a Home" (Boulter, Tindersticks), "Sexual Funk" (Boulter), "Everything Changes" (Boulter, Tindersticks) and "I Want You" (Hinchliffe, Tindersticks). This EP was released as a standalone single in the UK.