Tom Waits ‎– Bone Machine

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Bone Machine is a critically acclaimed and award-winning album by Tom Waits, released in 1992 on Island Records. It won a Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album, and features guest appearances by Los Lobos' David Hidalgo, Primus' Les Claypool and Brain, and The Rolling Stones' Keith Richards.

Bone Machine marked a return to studio material for Waits, coming a full five years after his previous studio album, Franks Wild Years (1987). The album is often noted for its dark lyrical themes of death and murder, and for its rough, stripped-down, percussion-heavy blues rock style.

Bone Machine was included on many Best Albums of the 1990s lists, including Pitchfork Media where it was number 49, and Rolling Stone where it was number 53.

Versions (56)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
314-512 580-2 Tom Waits Bone Machine(CD, Album) Island Records 314-512 580-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
314-512 580-2 Tom Waits Bone Machine(CD, Album) Island Records 314-512 580-2 Canada 1992 Sell This Version
512 580-2 Tom Waits Bone Machine(CD, Album) Island Records, Phonogram 512 580-2 Australasia 1992 Sell This Version
74321 10351 2 Tom Waits Bone Machine(CD, Album) Island Records 74321 10351 2 Europe 1992 Sell This Version
512 580-2 Tom Waits Bone Machine(CD, Album) Island Records 512 580-2 Australasia 1992 Sell This Version
314-512 580-2 Tom Waits Bone Machine(CD, Album) Island Records 314-512 580-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
PHCR-1710 Tom Waits Bone Machine(CD, Album) Island Records PHCR-1710 Japan 1992 Sell This Version
I2 12580, 314-512-580-2 Tom Waits Bone Machine(CD, Album, Club) Island Records, Island Records I2 12580, 314-512-580-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
I2 12580, 314-512 580-2 Tom Waits Bone Machine(CD, Album, Club) Island Records, Island Records I2 12580, 314-512 580-2 Canada 1992 Sell This Version
PHCR-1710 Tom Waits Bone Machine(CD, Album, Promo) Island Records PHCR-1710 Japan 1992 Sell This Version
314-512 580-2 Tom Waits Bone Machine(CD, Album, SRC) Island Records 314-512 580-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
512 580-4 Tom Waits Bone Machine(Cass, Album) Island Records 512 580-4 Australia 1992 Sell This Version
314-512 580-4 Tom Waits Bone Machine(Cass, Album) Island Records 314-512 580-4 Canada 1992 Sell This Version
ICT 9993 512 580-4 Tom Waits Bone Machine(Cass, Album) Island Records ICT 9993 512 580-4 UK 1992 Sell This Version
74321 10351 4 Tom Waits Bone Machine(Cass, Album) Island Records 74321 10351 4 Europe 1992 Sell This Version
314-512 580-4 Tom Waits Bone Machine(Cass, Album) Island Records 314-512 580-4 US 1992 Sell This Version
74321 10351-4 Tom Waits Bone Machine(Cass, Album) Island Records 74321 10351-4 Italy 1992 Sell This Version
MC-7-S 3037950 Tom Waits Bone Machine(Cass, Album) Croatia Records, Island Records MC-7-S 3037950 Croatia 1992 Sell This Version
I4 12580 Tom Waits Bone Machine(Cass, Album, Club) Island Records I4 12580 US 1992 Sell This Version
512 580-4 Tom Waits Bone Machine(Cass, Album, Dol) Island Records 512 580-4 Netherlands 1992 Sell This Version
none Tom Waits Bone Machine(Cass, Album, Promo) Island Records none UK 1992 Sell This Version
none Tom Waits Bone Machine(Cass, Album, Promo) Island Records none US 1992 Sell This Version
none Tom Waits Bone Machine(Cass, Album, Promo, Chr) Island Records none UK 1992 Sell This Version
ILPS 9993, LP-7-1 2037951 Tom Waits Bone Machine(LP, Album) Island Records, Croatia Records ILPS 9993, LP-7-1 2037951 Croatia 1992 Sell This Version
ILPS 9993, 512 580-1 Tom Waits Bone Machine(LP, Album) Island Records, Island Records ILPS 9993, 512 580-1 UK & Europe 1992 Sell This Version
74321 10351 1 (5F), 74321103511 , 74321 10351 1 Tom Waits Bone Machine(LP, Album) Island Records, Island Records, Island Records 74321 10351 1 (5F), 74321103511 , 74321 10351 1 Spain 1992 Sell This Version
74321 10351 1 Tom Waits Bone Machine(LP, Album) Island Records 74321 10351 1 Europe 1992 Sell This Version
74321 10351 1 Tom Waits Bone Machine(LP, Album) Island Records 74321 10351 1 Europe 1992 Sell This Version
ILPS 9993 Tom Waits Bone Machine(LP, Album, Unofficial) Island Records ILPS 9993 Europe 1992 Sell This Version
MC-60-039 Tom Waits Bone Machine(Cass, Unofficial) MC (7) MC-60-039 Russia 1994 Sell This Version
JPCD9706330 Tom Waits Bone Machine(CD, Album, Unofficial) Grammy JPCD9706330 Russia 1997 Sell This Version
MMTCD 2200 Tom Waits Bone Machine(CD, Album) Island Records MMTCD 2200 South Africa 2002 Sell This Version
UICY-2406 Tom Waits Bone Machine(CD, Album, RE) Island Records UICY-2406 Japan 2002 Sell This Version
460502601358 Tom Waits Bone Machine(CD, Album) Island Records 460502601358 Russia 2007 Sell This Version
ILPS 9993 Tom Waits Bone Machine(LP, Album, RE, Unofficial) Island Records (2) ILPS 9993 Europe 2010 Sell This Version
none Tom Waits Bone Machine(16xFile, FLAC, Album, RE) AZ none Europe Unknown
314-512 580-2 Tom Waits Bone Machine(CD, Album) Island Records 314-512 580-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
CID 9993, 512 580-2 Tom Waits Bone Machine(CD, Album) Island Records, Island Records CID 9993, 512 580-2 Ukraine Unknown Sell This Version
CID 9993, 512 580-2 Tom Waits Bone Machine(CD, Album) Island Records, Island Records CID 9993, 512 580-2 UK Unknown Sell This Version
314-512 580-2 Tom Waits Bone Machine(CD, Album) Island Records 314-512 580-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
I2 12580, 314-512 580-2 Tom Waits Bone Machine(CD, Album, Club) Island Records, Island Records I2 12580, 314-512 580-2 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
314-512 580-2 Tom Waits Bone Machine(CD, Album, Club, RE) Island Records 314-512 580-2 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
512 580-2 Tom Waits Bone Machine(CD, Album, RE) Island Records, Phonogram 512 580-2 Australasia Unknown Sell This Version
512 580-2 Tom Waits Bone Machine(CD, Album, RE) Island Records 512 580-2 France Unknown Sell This Version
314-512 580-2 Tom Waits Bone Machine(CD, Album, RP) Island Records 314-512 580-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
CID 9993, 512 580-2 Tom Waits Bone Machine(CD, Album, RP, Cin) Island Records, Island Records CID 9993, 512 580-2 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
CID 9993, 512 580-2 Tom Waits Bone Machine(CD, Album, RP, EDC) Island Records, Island Records CID 9993, 512 580-2 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
CID 9993, 512 580-2 Tom Waits Bone Machine(CD, Album, RP, PDO) Island Records, Island Records CID 9993, 512 580-2 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
CID 9993, 512 580-2 Tom Waits Bone Machine(CD, Album, RP, Uni) Island Records, Island Records CID 9993, 512 580-2 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
CID 9993, 512 580-2 Tom Waits Bone Machine(CD, Album, RP, Uni) Island Records, Island Records CID 9993, 512 580-2 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
CID 9993 512 580-2 Tom Waits Bone Machine(CD, Album, Unofficial) Island Records (2) CID 9993 512 580-2 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
CID 9993 512 580-2 Tom Waits Bone Machine(CD, Album, Unofficial) Island Records (2) CID 9993 512 580-2 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
none Tom Waits Bone Machine(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Zarraza none Lithuania Unknown Sell This Version
MM 0994 Tom Waits Bone Machine(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Mag Magic MM 0994 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
MG 2705-1336, none Tom Waits Bone Machine(Cass, Album, Unofficial) MG Records (2), Not On Label (Tom Waits) MG 2705-1336, none Poland Unknown Sell This Version
ILPS 9993 Tom Waits Bone Machine(LP, Album, Unofficial) Island Records (2) ILPS 9993 Europe Unknown Sell This Version

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Euphonics

Euphonics

December 3, 2018
edited 10 days ago
referencing Bone Machine, CD, Album, 314-512 580-2
A leftfield miracle of junkyard percussion and deranged poetry. Like some mad scientist crossed Bob Dylan's pensive prose writings with the intricate disarray of Konono Nº1 drum beats. What we end up with is an album of crooked story lines and unsettling imagery sung in Tom Waits' wretched, beautiful tenor, laced with crunchy honky-tonk riffs and bent-metal grooves. Some of the tracks are solemn country ballads, while other parts are disorienting, strangely danceable Voodoo jangles. In keeping with most Tom Waits pursuits, a quick read through the lyrical content reveals a very literary and introspective character, carefully presenting himself in a way that seems so harried as to push you away, while simultaneously intoxicating you enough to stay.
ChampionSoundRecords

ChampionSoundRecords

February 28, 2018
referencing Bone Machine, CD, Album, 314-512 580-2
I've got an original promo full cd copy in longbox still sealed. But can't find the release on here. I'll have to list it ..
pier71

pier71

February 27, 2018
referencing Bone Machine, LP, Album, Unofficial, ILPS 9993
A bootleg and still for sale? Discogs I do not understand your policy.
leakingwater

leakingwater

February 22, 2018
edited 9 months ago
referencing Bone Machine, LP, Album, Unofficial, ILPS 9993
This is for sure a bootleg/unofficial pressing. The dead giveaway is that the font used in the ISLAND (palm tree) logo on the labels is incorrect in contrast with the official logo. Just compare with any Island releases with this logo and you will see. Stop wasting your money on this.
b-grrrlie

b-grrrlie

November 14, 2017
referencing Bone Machine, LP, Album, RE, Unofficial, ILPS 9993
My copy has a printed insert with lyrics, looks like the printed cardboard sleeve on the original.
Sound quality is bad, sounds like a totally worn out vinyl.
Eno_Fan

Eno_Fan

October 16, 2017
referencing Bone Machine, LP, Album, Unofficial, ILPS 9993
Why is this counterfeit Waits junk still on sale here...?
mrmustard

mrmustard

August 22, 2017
referencing Bone Machine, LP, Album, ILPS 9993, 512 580-1
I see no difference between this uk copy and the uk/ euro copy. If I new what to do I would call for a merge!. If anyone can see a difference please explain!.
MOFW

MOFW

February 21, 2017
referencing Bone Machine, LP, Album, ILPS 9993, 512 580-1
Could someone please upload a photo of the back cover? I'm trying to determine if this is my copy. Thank you!!!
nick73

nick73

July 11, 2016
referencing Bone Machine, LP, Album, Unofficial, ILPS 9993
This must be an 'unofficial' release. All original albums of Bone Machine have a barcode on the back of the cover. The back cover image here is the same as the CD release - so it's most likely a fake. Also the images here seem fishy, probably copied together from different sources.
morbuskobold

morbuskobold

May 18, 2016
referencing Bone Machine, LP, Album, Unofficial, ILPS 9993
Sounds pretty good for a bootleg! But I still hope the original will be reissued soon...