Tom Waits ‎– The Black Rider

Label:
Island Records (2) ‎– ILPS 8021
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Unofficial Release
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Credits

  • ProducerGerd Bessler (tracks: A2, A3, A5, A6, A7, A8, A9, B4, B6, B9, B10), Tchad Blake (tracks: A1, A4, A10, B1, B2, B3, B5, B7, B8)

Notes

There are no official re-issues of this record. This bootleg pretends to be on Island Records UK.

With the original copies, the record itself came in a picture sleeve, but with the fake pressing the picture sleeve is just a flat insert, and the record comes in a plain white sleeve.

The matrix is different on this bootleg press. And the sound quality is much worse.

The cover is glossier and the writings on the back are blurrier than the original. The label on the record is black, while on the original it's blue.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout: Side A: BLACKRIDER 01 A-1
  • Matrix / Runout: Side B: BLACKRIDER 01 B-1

Other Versions (5 of 36) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country  Year
XXCD 8 Tom Waits The Black Rider(CD, Album, Unofficial) Off Beat Records (2) XXCD 8 Unknown Sell This Version
CID 8021, 518 559-2 Tom Waits The Black Rider(CD, Album, RE, Unofficial) Island Records (2), Island Records (2) CID 8021, 518 559-2 Unknown Sell This Version
518 559-2 Tom Waits The Black Rider(CD, Album) Island Records 518 559-2 Australasia 1993 Sell This Version
none Tom Waits The Black Rider(CD, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label (Tom Waits) none Bulgaria 1993 Sell This Version
314-518 559-4 Tom Waits The Black Rider(Cass, Album) Island Records Inc. 314-518 559-4 Canada 1993 Sell This Version

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stroboscopica

stroboscopica

June 29, 2017
It very much sounds like they mastered the vinyl from a CD version of the album. Is it worth having if you can't have the original? Probably not. And a crappy bootleg always takes something from the artist.
Hanniste

Hanniste

January 28, 2015
edited over 3 years ago

People who are saying that the sound is crappy is highly exaggerating. Yes, the sound is a teensy bit more dusty, but it's nothing you can't live with...especially taking to consideration that it's a Tom Waits' we're talkin'bout.

Further more; this is a sublime peace of music. November's a favorite.
Leuchte

Leuchte

August 6, 2014

The sound quality of this bootleg is absolutely crappy. You should save your money for the original.
the6nightmares

the6nightmares

December 30, 2011
This unofficial copy certainly does have worse sound qualiy.