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🎤 Tom Waits - Mule Variations MP3

  • Performer: Tom Waits
  • Title: Mule Variations
  • Genre: Electronic / Rock
  • Country: US
  • Record source: CD, Album, Digipak
  • Released: 20 Apr 1999
  • Style: Abstract, Art Rock
  • Label: Anti-, Epitaph
  • Cat#: 86547-2
  • MP3 album: 2526 mb
  • FLAC album: 2960 mb
  • Rating: 4.7/5
  • Votes: 655
🎤 Tom Waits - Mule Variations MP3


1Eyeball Kid
Bass Clarinet – Ralph CarneyBassoon – Larry Rhodes Guitar – Marc RibotPercussion – Greg Cohen, Tom WaitsTurntables – DJ M. Mark “The III Media” Reitman
2House Where Nobody Lives
Bass, Rhythm Guitar – Larry TaylorLead Guitar – Marc RibotPiano – Tom Waits
3Picture In A Frame
Alto Saxophone – Ralph CarneyBaritone Saxophone – Nik PhelpsBass – Greg CohenPiano – Tom Waits
4Get Behind The Mule
Bass – Larry TaylorGuitar – Smokey HormelHarmonica [Harp] – Charlie MusselwhitePercussion – Stephen Hodges
5Take It With Me
Bass – Greg CohenPiano – Tom Waits
6Hold On
Bass – Larry TaylorGuitar – Joe Gore, Marc RibotGuitar, Organ – Tom WaitsPercussion – Stephen Hodges
7Filipino Box Spring Hog
Bass, Guitar – Larry TaylorDrums, Percussion – Andrew BorgerGuitar – Marc RibotHarmonica – Charlie MusselwhiteProgrammed By – Jacquire KingTrumpet – Chris GradyTurntables – DJ M. Mark “The III Media” Reitman
8Lowside Of The Road
Banjo [Chumbus, Dousengoni] – Smokey HormelGuitar, Organ [Optigon] – Tom WaitsProgrammed By – Jacquire KingRecorded By – Gene CorneliusTrumpet – Chris Grady
9What's He Building?
Percussion – Jeff SloanReeds – Ralph CarneyTurntables – DJ M. Mark “The III Media” ReitmanVoice – Tom Waits
10Come On Up To The House
Baritone Saxophone – Nik PhelpsBass – Larry TaylorDrums – Andrew BorgerGuitar – Joe GoreHarmonica – Charlie MusselwhitePiano – Tom WaitsSaxophone – Ralph Carney
11Georgia Lee
Bass – Dalton Dillingham IIIPiano – Tom WaitsViolin – Linda Delucia-Gbidossi
12Cold Water
Bass – Larry TaylorDrums – Christopher MarvinGuitar – Marc Ribot, Tom Waits
13Big In Japan
Bass – Les ClaypoolDrums – Brain MantiaGuitar – Larry LaLonde, Tom WaitsSaxophone, Trumpet – Ralph Carney
14Black Market Baby
Drums – Andrew BorgerGuitar – Marc RibotGuitar, Percussion, Chamberlin – Tom WaitsReeds – Ralph CarneyTurntables – DJ M. Mark “The III Media” Reitman
15Chocolate Jesus
Bass – Greg CohenGuitar – Tom WaitsHarmonica [Harp] – Charlie Musselwhite
Dobro – Smokey HormelGuitar, Harmonium [Pump Organ] – Tom WaitsHarp – John Hammond


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
6547-2Tom Waits Mule Variations ‎(CD, Album, Promo, Dig)Anti-, Epitaph6547-2Europe1999
86547-2SC3Tom Waits Mule Variations ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM)Anti-86547-2SC3US2017
6328-2, 86547-2Tom Waits Mule Variations ‎(CD, Album)Roadrunner Records, Anti-, Epitaph6328-2, 86547-2Brazil1999
86547-2Tom Waits Mule Variations ‎(CD, Album, Unofficial)Anti- , Epitaph 86547-2RussiaUnknown
#86547-2ATom Waits Mule Variations ‎(CD, Album, Promo, Adv)Epitaph#86547-2AUS1999


  • Art DirectionKristin Vanderlip
  • Coordinator [Production Cordinator, Before, During, After]Jeff Sloan
  • DesignChristie Rixford, Supernatural Design
  • Engineer [2nd Engineer]Jeff Sloan (tracks: 1, 3 to 16)
  • Mastered ByChris Bellman
  • Mixed ByJacquire King, Oz Fritz
  • Photography By [Album Photography]Matt Mahurin
  • Producer [Pre-production Assistance]Darren Kramer, Holly Ferguson
  • Producer [Produced By]Kathleen Brennan
  • Producer [Production Assistant]Heather Fremling
  • Recorded ByJacquire King (tracks: 1, 3 to 16), Oz Fritz (tracks: 1, 3 to 16)
  • Vocals, Producer [Produced By]Tom Waits
  • Written-ByKathleen Brennan (tracks: 1 to 4, 6, 10 to 13, 15, 16), Tom Waits


Packaged in Digipak.

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 (Text): 0 4577-86547-2 7
  • Barcode (String): 045778654727
  • 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
  • Rights Society: ASCAP


  • Manufactured By – Epitaph
  • Distributed By – Epitaph
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Anti, Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – Anti, Inc.
  • Recorded At – Prairie Sun Recording Studios
  • Recorded At – Sputnik Sound
  • Mastered At – Bernie Grundman Mastering
  • Copyright (c) – Jalma Music



Mule Variations - Tom Waits. Лента с персональными рекомендациями и музыкальными новинками, радио, подборки на любой вкус, удобное управление своей коллекцией. Mule Variations. Tom Waits. It was Waits' first studio album since The Black Rider 1993. The album was backed by an extensive tour in Europe and North America during the summer and autumn of 1999, which was Waits' first proper tour since 1987. Other promotional stops included a solo performance on VH1 Storytellers. Tom Waits grew steadily less prolific after redefining himself as a junkyard noise poet with Swordfishtrombones, but the five-year wait between The Black Rider and 1999's Mule Variations was the longest yet. Given the fact that Waits decided to abandon major labels for the California indie Epitaph, Mule Variations would seem like a golden opportunity to redefine himself and begin a new phase of his career. However, it plays like a revue of highlights from every album he's made since Swordfishtrombones. Of course, that's hardly a criticism the album uses the ragged cacophony of. Mule Variations Remastered by Tom Waits, released 27 April 1999 1. Big In Japan 2. Lowside Of The Road 3. Hold On 4. Get Behind The Mule 5. House Where Nobody Lives 6. Cold Water 7. Pony 8. What's He Building 9. Black Market Baby 10. Eyeball Kid 11. Picture In A Frame 12. Chocolate Jesus 13. Georgia Lee 14. Filipino Box Spring Hog 15. Take It With Me 16. HP Waits being beautiful, dark, experimental, sentimental etc etc. If you can listen to cold water and not love it, you have a mild super power. Favorite track: Cold Water. Allen Hopgood. Allen Hopgood Tom Waits welcome to my life. Where have you been all these years Favorite track: House Where Nobody Lives. About Mule Variations. In describing the origin of the album title, Tom Waits said in a 1999 interview: My wife said, I didnt marry a man, I married a mule. Thats what she said. You know, its like the Goldberg Variations. Only these are the mule variations. People dont write as much about animals as they should. Perhaps they will now in the future, I dont know. No, its just one of those titles that stuck. I dont know what people are going to think Mule Variations are. Wed done the song, Get Behind the Mule. Wed done it several times. We did a Chinese version, and we did a cha-ch. Ищете треки из альбома Mule Variations исполнителя Tom Waits Тогда заходите на наш сайт - слушайте музыку онлайн и скачивайте бесплатно. Overall, Mule Variations is Waits' most consistent effort, even better song-for-song than Rain Dogs, and the album does a wonderful job of blending the man's two distinctly different personalities. Two different personalities You read that right. The album kicks off with Big in Japan, which is all Evil Tom. Creepy, distorted vocal effects kick off the song and they are quickly followed by a dirty electric guitar, New Orleans-style horns and a bass part played by Primus mastermind Les Claypool. The lyrics here are tongue-in-cheek. Mule Variations is a great album, and that's all there is to it. Sonically, it picks up where Bone Machine left off , but drops some of that album's artifice: the clattering, trebly out- back- of- the- shed sound is still here and the inexplicable presence of Primus persists, but many of these songs find Waits relaxing his krazy karnival barker persona. But is it Tom Waits' fault that people are so hung up on those particular albums Look, you've got two options here: you can continue to bolster your own nonexistent street cred by dissing new Tom Waits in favor of old Tom Waits, or you can give it up, admit that it's all great and increase your own personal enjoyment. Listen free to Tom Waits Mule Variations Big in Japan, Lowside of the Road and more. 16 tracks 70:32. However, it plays like a revue of highlights from every album he's made

Reviews of the Tom Waits - Mule Variations (4):
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?
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.
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.
Listen and enjoy it. Take care of it if it sounds good. If not, get a different copy or different pressing, perhaps

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