Tom Waits ‎– Bastards

Anti- ‎– 7551-1
2 × Vinyl, LP, Limited Edition, Remastered, Grey

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A-1 What Keeps Mankind Alive
Written-By – Bertolt Brecht, Kurt Weill
A-2 Children's Story
Written-By – Georg Büchner
A-3 Heigh Ho
Written-By – Churchill*, Morey*
A-4 Army Ants 3:25
A-5 Books Of Moses
Written-By – Alexander Lee Spence*
B-1 Bone Chain 1:03
B-2 Two Sisters
Arranged By – Brennan*, Waits*Written-By – Traditional
B-3 First Kiss 2:40
B-4 Dog Door
Written-By – Brennan*, Linkous*, Waits*
B-5 Redrum 1:12
C-1 Nirvana
Written-By – Charles Bukowski
C-2 Home I'll Never Be
Written-By – Kerouac*, Waits*
C-3 Poor Little Lamb
Written-By – Waits*, Kennedy*
C-4 Altar Boy 2:48
C-5 The Pontiac 1:54
C-6 Spidey's Wild Ride 2:03
D-1 King Kong
Written-By – Daniel Johnston
D-2 On The Road
Written-By – Kerouac*, Waits*
D-3 Dog Treat 2:56
D-4 Missing My Son 3:38

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Part of the Orphans collection, available on its own for first time. Newly remastered 180 gr. gatefold vinyl
Record Store Day 2018 Exclusive.
Issued with printed inner sleeves.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned, Sticker on Shrink Wrap Foil): 8714092755138
  • Barcode (Scanned): 8714092755114
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, stamped): PIRATE PRESS EPIT 7551-1A 168669E1/B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, stamped): PIRATE PRESS EPIT 7551-1B 168669E2/B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C, stamped): PIRATE PRESS EPIT 7551-1C 168669E3/B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D, stamped): PIRATE PRESS EPIT 7551-1D 168669E4/B
  • Label Code: LC 02576
  • Rights Society: BIEM/STEMRA

Other Versions (5 of 6) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
87551-1 Tom Waits Bastards(2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Gre) Anti- 87551-1 US 2018 Sell This Version
7551-2 Tom Waits Orphans: Bastards(CD, Album, RE, RM) Anti- 7551-2 Europe 2018 Sell This Version
87551-1 Tom Waits Bastards(2xLP, Album, RE, RM, 180) Anti- 87551-1 US 2018 Sell This Version
7551-1, 7551-1SC Tom Waits Bastards(2xLP, Album, RE, RM, 180) Anti-, Anti- 7551-1, 7551-1SC Europe 2018 Sell This Version
7551-1 Tom Waits Bastards(LP) Anti, Inc. 7551-1 Netherlands 2018 Sell This Version


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April 23, 2018
my copy of bastards came with a solid black copy of side c/d of brawlers. and the side c/d of bastards is a grey/black marble swirl. i checked the other 4 copies that were at my local record shop and they were all exactly the same. disappointed. hoping Anti fixes the issues with Bastards. My copies of Bawlers and Brawlers were fine.


April 22, 2018
Some European releases have been pressed on the wrong color vinyl, brawlers on blue and ballers on red vinyl. Should be vise versa. Also the grey bastards release is on plain grey vinyl instead of marbled grey.


April 21, 2018
Hey guys! I accidentally bought two copies of "Brawlers" when I intended one of them to be "Bastards". Can anyone do a swap?


April 21, 2018
My copy came with marbled gray records. I wonder how many were pressed of each style?


April 21, 2018
edited 9 months ago
I bought the three albums today but I am very disappointed with the pressing. First of they made mistakes with choosing the color for each album. Bawlers comes in red vinyl and Brawlers in blue vinyl (look to the photo of this release, i took this photo and it is actually Bawlers). Basterds came in a plain grey color but not marble and translucent darker grey as in the photo's advertised before the release. Secondly and even more importent... the quality is very poor! Constantly cracking noise on all LP's. First I thought maybe it's a bit of the way Tom is singing but compared to digital sources the cracking is far to much. Who has the same problem? Tomorrow i am going to return my albums. I don't want my money back I just want these beautiful albums like it supposed to be.


April 21, 2018
It's absolutely not like the official photo, the gray is ugly and is not marbled, I'm a little disappointed.