Tom Waits ‎– The Black Rider

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Island Records ‎– CID 8021, Island Records ‎– 518 559-2
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CD, Album, Repress, EDC, Germany
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1 Lucky Day (Overture)
Banjo – Joe GoreBass – Bill Douglas*Cello – Matt Brubeck*French Horn – Nick PhelpsPercussion – Kenny WollesenSaxophone – Ralph CarneyTrombone – Kevin PorterVocals, Organ [Calliope] – Tom Waits
2:26
2 The Black Rider
Bass, Percussion, Banjo, Viola – Greg CohenOrgan, Vocals – Tom Waits
3:20
3 November
Bass, Accordion – Greg CohenPiano, Banjo, Vocals – Tom WaitsSaw – Don Neely
2:50
4 Just The Right Bullets
Banjo – Joe GoreBass – Bill Douglas*Bass Clarinet – Ralph CarneyBassoon – Larry Rhodes (2)Cello – Matt Brubeck*Organ – Francis ThummPercussion – Kenny WollesenVocals, Piano – Tom Waits
3:35
5 Black Box Theme
Banjo – Joe GoreBass – Bill Douglas*Bassoon – Larry Rhodes (2)Cello – Matt Brubeck*French Horn – Nick PhelpsKeyboards [Chamberlain] – Tom WaitsPercussion – Kenny WollesenSaw – Don Neely
2:45
6 'T' Ain't No Sin
Bass, Clarinet, Sampler [Emax] – Greg CohenMarimba, Sampler [Emax] – Tom WaitsVoice – William S. Burroughs
2:35
7 Flash Pan Hunter (Intro)
Bass – Stefan Schäfer (2)Clarinet – Volker HemkenContrabassoon – Henning Stoll
1:11
8 That's The Way
Bass – Stefan Schäfer (2)Clarinet – Volker HemkenOrgan – Hans-Jörn Braudenberg*Viola – Henning Stoll
1:11
9 The Briar And The Rose
Bass – Stefan Schäfer (2)Clarinet – Volker HemkenOrgan – Hans-Jörn Braudenberg*Viola – Henning Stoll
3:50
10 Russian Dance
Bass – Bill Douglas*Cello – Matt Brubeck*Noises [Boots] – Clive Butters, Frances Thum, Joe Marquez, Kathleen BrennanSampler [Emax Strings], Noises [Boots] – Tom WaitsViola – Linda Deluca
3:10
11 Gospel Train (Orchestra)
Bass – Bill Douglas*Bass Clarinet – Ralph CarneyBassoon – Larry Rhodes (2)Cello – Matt Brubeck*French Horn – Nick PhelpsGuitar – Joe GorePercussion – Kenny WollesenTrombone – Kevin PorterViola – Linda Deluca
2:35
12 I'll Shoot The Moon
Bass – Bill Douglas*Cello – Matt Brubeck*Guitar – Joe GoreMarimba, Percussion – Kenny WollesenOrgan – Francis ThummSaxophone – Ralph CarneyTrombone – Kevin PorterVocals – Tom Waits
3:50
13 Flash Pan Hunter
Banjo – Joe GoreBass – Bill Douglas*Bass Clarinet – Ralph CarneyBassoon – Larry Rhodes (2)Cello – Matt Brubeck*Organ – Francis ThummPercussion – Kenny WollesenSaw – Don NeelyVocals – Tom Waits
3:05
14 Crossroads
Bass – Greg CohenGuitar, Keyboards [Chamberlain], Vocals – Tom WaitsViola – Gerd Bessler
2:45
15 Gospel Train
Bass – Bill Douglas*Bass Clarinet – Ralph CarneyPercussion, Bass – Greg CohenWhistle [Train], Vocals, Congas, Drum [Log Drum] – Tom Waits
4:40
16 Interlude
Bassoon – Henning StollClarinet – Volker HemkenFrench Horn – Christoph Moinian
0:30
17 Oily Night
Banjo, Guitar – Joe GoreBass – Bill Douglas*Cello – Matt Brubeck*Contrabassoon – Larry Rhodes (2)Featuring – The BonersFrench Horn – Nick PhelpsPercussion – Kenny WollesenSaxophone, Bass Clarinet – Ralph CarneyTrombone – Kevin PorterViola – Linda Deluca
4:25
18 Lucky Day
Bass – Bill Douglas*Cello – Matt Brubeck*Guitar – Joe GoreOrgan, Vocals – Tom WaitsPercussion – Kenny WollesenTuba [Baritone Horn] – Ralph Carney
3:45
19 The Last Rose Of Summer
Bass – Greg CohenOrgan, Vocals, Keyboards [Chamberlain] – Tom Waits
2:10
20 Carnival
Bass – Greg CohenKeyboards [Chamberlain], Sampler [Emax] – Tom Waits
1:30

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This album contains songs Tom Waits wrote and performed for the stage production of The Black Rider directed by Robert Wilson and written by William Burroughs.

The Black Rider tells an updated version of a 19th century story of a clerk who makes a Faustian contract with the Devil, accepting magic bullets to win the hand of his beloved in a shooting contest. Wilson's vivid images paid homage to German expressionism, Waits performed a shotgun marriage between Tin Pan Alley and burlesque horror music, while Burroughs' politically acute librettos gave unique insight into the mind of a character whose actions lead to tragic consequences.

Performance of the play was done by The Talia Theatre Of Hamburg.
Album recorded at Prairie Sun Recording Studios, Cotati, California and Music Factory, Hamburg, Germany.

Printed side of disc states 'Made in France by PMDC'. Matrix states 'Made in Germany by EDC'.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 7 31451 85592 4
  • Barcode (Scanned): 731451855924
  • Label Code: LC 0407
  • Rights Society: BIEM MCPS
  • Matrix / Runout: 07314 518 559-2 02 + 51384578
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI LV27
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 0133
  • Other (Distribution code): PY 900

Other Versions (5 of 32) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ILPS 8021/518 559-1, ILPS 8021 Tom Waits The Black Rider(LP, Album) Island Records, Island Records ILPS 8021/518 559-1, ILPS 8021 UK & Europe 1993 Sell This Version
ILPS 8021/518 559-1, ILPS 8021 Tom Waits The Black Rider(LP, Album, RE, Unofficial) Island Records (2), Island Records (2) ILPS 8021/518 559-1, ILPS 8021 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
CID 8021, 518 559-2 Tom Waits The Black Rider(CD, Album, RP, PDO) Island Records, Island Records CID 8021, 518 559-2 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
ILPS 8021/518 559-1, ILPS 8021 Tom Waits The Black Rider(LP, Album, RE, Unofficial) Island Records (2), Island Records (2) ILPS 8021/518 559-1, ILPS 8021 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
none Tom Waits The Black Rider(20xFile, FLAC, Album, RE) Island Records none Europe Unknown

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