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Tom WaitsMule Variations

Label:Anti- – 86547-2, Epitaph – 86547-2
Format:
CD, Album, Digipak
Country:US
Released:
Genre:Electronic, Rock
Style:Abstract, Art Rock

Tracklist

1Big In Japan
BassLes Claypool
DrumsBrain Mantia*
Saxophone, TrumpetRalph Carney
4:05
2Lowside Of The Road
Cümbüş [Chumbus], Harp [Dousengoni]Smokey Hormel
Guitar, Organ [Optigon]Tom Waits
Programmed ByJacquire King
Recorded ByGene Cornelius
TrumpetChris Grady
2:59
3Hold On
BassLarry Taylor
GuitarJoe Gore, Marc Ribot
Guitar, OrganTom Waits
PercussionStephen Hodges
5:33
4Get Behind The Mule
BassLarry Taylor
GuitarSmokey Hormel
Harmonica [Harp]Charlie Musselwhite
PercussionStephen Hodges
6:52
5House Where Nobody Lives
Bass, Rhythm GuitarLarry Taylor
Lead GuitarMarc Ribot
PianoTom Waits
4:14
6Cold Water
BassLarry Taylor
GuitarMarc Ribot, Tom Waits
5:23
7Pony
DobroSmokey Hormel
Guitar, Pump OrganTom Waits
HarpJohn Hammond*
4:32
8What's He Building?
PercussionJeff Sloan
ReedsRalph Carney
VoiceTom Waits
3:20
9Black Market Baby
DrumsAndrew Borger
GuitarMarc Ribot
Guitar, Percussion, ChamberlinTom Waits
ReedsRalph Carney
5:02
10Eyeball Kid
Bass ClarinetRalph Carney
BassoonLarry Rhodes (2)
GuitarMarc Ribot
PercussionGreg Cohen, Tom Waits
4:25
11Picture In A Frame
Alto SaxophoneRalph Carney
Baritone SaxophoneNik Phelps*
BassGreg Cohen
PianoTom Waits
3:39
12Chocolate Jesus
BassGreg Cohen
GuitarTom Waits
Harmonica [Harp]Charlie Musselwhite
3:55
13Georgia Lee4:24
14Filipino Box Spring Hog
Bass, GuitarLarry Taylor
Drums, PercussionAndrew Borger
GuitarMarc Ribot
HarmonicaCharlie Musselwhite
Programmed ByJacquire King
TrumpetChris Grady
3:09
15Take It With Me
BassGreg Cohen
PianoTom Waits
4:24
16Come On Up To The House
Baritone SaxophoneNik Phelps*
BassLarry Taylor
DrumsAndrew Borger
GuitarJoe Gore
HarmonicaCharlie Musselwhite
PianoTom Waits
SaxophoneRalph Carney
4:36
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Notes

Packaging: 4 panel Digipak with black disc tray. Diagonal slit across inner right panel to store a booklet.
Track durations are not printed on the release.

All songs recorded at Prairie Sun Recording Studios except 'Lowside Of The Road' recorded at Sputnik Sound.

Les Claypool, Larry LaLonde and Brain appears courtesy of Interscope Records

John Hammond and Charlie Musselwhite appear courtesy of Pointblank/Virgin Records America, Inc.

Marc Ribot appears courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corporation

© 1999 Jalma Music (ASCAP)

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 4577-86547-2 7
  • Barcode (Scanned): 045778654727
  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Matrix / Runout: 171153-XD1-9022-A *86547-2A*
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L791
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 2D4B
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 2D4D
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI 2D4G
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 4): IFPI 2D4C
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 5): IFPI 2D4E
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 6): IFPI 2D4A
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 7): IFPI 2D4F

Other Versions (5 of 54)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Mule Variations (2×LP, Album)Anti-86547-1US1999
Mule Variations (CD, Album, Digipak)Anti-, Epitaph6547-2Europe1999
Recently Edited
Mule Variations (Minidisc, Album)Anti-, Epitaph6547-3, 86547-31999
Recently Edited
Mule Variations (2×LP, Album, 180 Gram, Gatefold)Anti-, Epitaph6547-1Europe1999
Mule Variations (Cassette, Album)Anti-, Epitaph86547-4US1999

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  • charliemessing's avatar
    Pitchfork said the 2010 remaster is better than the 2018. Analog recorded (Prairie Sun) and remastered by the original mastering master, Bernie Grundman. Sounds like there were quality control issues! Return any defective copies - get a Good one. You know this won a Grammy for best Folk Album in 1999? What the Folk?
    • Butterman's avatar
      Butterman
      Be warned there is a japanese bootleg / unofficial CD version of this album which looks almost official but only has one catalogue number on only one side of the spine bearing the mark: AGA-3125, and with a few spelling and formating mistakes in the inner lyric reprinting sheet. It is being sold as a seemingly official version but does not conform to any version on the Discogs database, and thus is essentially a bootleg.
      • metzgie's avatar
        metzgie
        Just bought the re-master they just did. I heard it is limited to 700 copies so I was considering just leaving it sealed and never looking at it and possibly flipping it down the road. After reading some reviews and how there was a pressing issue, I am concerned. Anyone recommend what I should do? Say screw it and listen and enjoy(know the album well already), open and see condition, or just leave as is. Thanks for any guidance.

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