Tom Waits ‎– The Black Rider

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Island Records ‎– 314-518 559-2
CD, Album
22 Oct 1993
Alternative Rock


1 Lucky Day (Overture)
Banjo – Joe GoreBass – Bill Douglas*Cello – Matthew BrubeckFrench Horn – Nick PhelpsPercussion – Kenny WollesenSaxophone – Ralph CarneyTrombone – Kevin PorterVocals, Organ [Calliope] – Tom Waits
2 The Black Rider
Bass, Percussion, Banjo, Viola – Greg CohenOrgan, Vocals – Tom Waits
3 November
Bass, Accordion – Greg CohenPiano, Banjo, Vocals – Tom WaitsSaw – Don Neely
4 Just The Right Bullets
Banjo – Joe GoreBass – Bill Douglas*Bass Clarinet – Ralph CarneyBassoon – Larry Rhodes (2)Cello – Matthew BrubeckOrgan – Francis ThummPercussion – Kenny WollesenVocals, Piano – Tom Waits
5 Black Box Theme
Banjo – Joe GoreBass – Bill Douglas*Bassoon – Larry Rhodes (2)Cello – Matthew BrubeckChamberlin – Tom WaitsFrench Horn – Nick PhelpsPercussion – Kenny WollesenSaw – Don Neely
6 'T' Ain't No Sin
Bass, Clarinet, Sampler [Emax] – Greg CohenMarimba, Sampler [Emax] – Tom WaitsVoice – William Burroughs*Written-By – Edgar Leslie, Walter Donaldson
7 Flash Pan Hunter (Intro)
Bass – Stefan Schäfer (2)Bassoon [Contra] – Henning StollClarinet – Volker Hemken
8 That's The Way
Bass – Stefan Schäfer (2)Clarinet – Volker HemkenLyrics By – William Burroughs*Music By – Tom WaitsOrgan – Hans-Jörn Braudenberg*Viola – Henning Stoll
9 The Briar And The Rose
Bass – Stefan Schäfer (2)Clarinet – Volker HemkenOrgan – Hans-Jörn Braudenberg*Viola – Henning Stoll
10 Russian Dance
Bassoon – Larry Rhodes (2)French Horn – Nick PhelpsNoises [Boots] – Clive Butters, Francis Thumm, Joe Marquez, Kathleen BrennanSampler [Emax Strings], Noises [Boots] – Tom WaitsTrombone – Kevin PorterViola – Linda Deluca
11 Gospel Train (Orchestra)
Bass – Bill Douglas*Bass Clarinet – Ralph CarneyBassoon – Larry Rhodes (2)Cello – Matthew BrubeckFrench Horn – Nick PhelpsPercussion – Kenny WollesenSampler [Emax Strings] – Tom WaitsTrombone – Kevin PorterViola – Linda Deluca
12 I'll Shoot The Moon
Bass – Bill Douglas*Cello – Matthew BrubeckGuitar – Joe GoreMarimba – Kenny WollesenOrgan – Francis ThummSaxophone – Ralph CarneyTrombone – Kevin PorterVocals – Tom Waits
13 Flash Pan Hunter
Banjo – Joe GoreBass – Bill Douglas*Bass Clarinet – Ralph CarneyBassoon – Larry Rhodes (2)Cello – Matthew BrubeckLyrics By – William Burroughs*Music By – Tom WaitsOrgan – Francis ThummPercussion – Kenny WollesenVocals – Tom Waits
14 Crossroads
Bass – Greg CohenGuitar, Chamberlin, Vocals – Tom WaitsLyrics By – William Burroughs*Music By – Tom WaitsViola – Gerd Bessler
15 Gospel Train
Bass – Bill Douglas*Bass Clarinet – Ralph CarneyPercussion, Bass – Greg CohenWhistle [Train], Vocals, Congas, Drums [Log Drum] – Tom Waits
16 Interlude
Bassoon – Henning StollClarinet – Volker HemkenFrench Horn – Christoph MoinianWritten-By – Greg Cohen
17 Oily Night
Banjo, Guitar – Joe GoreBass – Bill Douglas*Bassoon [Contra] – Larry Rhodes (2)Cello – Matthew BrubeckFeaturing – The BonersFrench Horn – Nick PhelpsPercussion – Kenny WollesenSaxophone, Bass Clarinet – Ralph CarneyTrombone – Kevin PorterViola – Linda Deluca
18 Lucky Day
Bass – Bill Douglas*Cello – Matthew BrubeckGuitar – Joe GoreOrgan, Vocals – Tom WaitsTuba [Baritone Horn] – Ralph Carney
19 The Last Rose Of Summer
Bass – Greg CohenOrgan, Vocals, Chamberlin – Tom Waits
20 Carnival
Bass – Greg CohenChamberlin, Sampler [Emax] – Tom Waits

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Manufactured and distributed by PolyGram Group Canada Inc. for Islan Records of Canada Ltd. - Made In Canada.

On CD label: "MADE IN CANADA" under catalog number.

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.

Jalma Music, Inc. ; Tracks 1 to 5, 7 to 15, 17 to 20.
Nova Lark Music ; Tracks 8, 13, 14
Walter Donaldson/Edgar Leslie ; Track 6
Greg Cohen ; Track 16

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