Real Gone (album)

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Real Gone
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Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 3, 2004 (2004-10-03)
GenreRock, experimental rock
Length71:52
LabelANTI-
ProducerKathleen Brennan, Tom Waits
Tom Waits chronology
Alice
(2002)
Real Gone
(2004)
Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards
(2006)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic78/100[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[2]
Blender4/5 stars[3]
Entertainment WeeklyB+[4]
The Guardian4/5 stars[5]
Mojo4/5 stars[6]
NME7/10[7]
Pitchfork8.0/10[8]
Q2/5 stars[9]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars[10]
SpinA−[11]

Real Gone is the 15th studio album by Tom Waits, released October 3, 2004 in Europe, and October 5 in United States on the ANTI- label. The album was supported by the Real Gone Tour, playing sold out locations in North America and Europe in October and November 2004.

The album features some of the few political songs Waits has written, the most explicit being "Day After Tomorrow", a song Waits has described as an "elliptical" protest against the Iraq War.

It was chosen by the editors of Harp Magazine as the best album of 2004.

A remixed, remastered version of the album was released by ANTI- on November 22, 2017, with the remastering process personally overseen by Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan.

  1. "Top of the Hill" – 4:55
  2. "Hoist That Rag" – 4:20
  3. "Sins of My Father" – 10:36
  4. "Shake It" – 3:52
  5. "Don't Go into That Barn" – 5:22
  6. "How's It Gonna End" – 4:51
  7. "Metropolitan Glide" – 4:13
  8. "Dead and Lovely" – 5:40
  9. "Circus" – 3:56
  10. "Trampled Rose" – 3:58
  11. "Green Grass" – 3:13
  12. "Baby Gonna Leave Me" – 4:29
  13. "Clang Boom Steam" – 0:46
  14. "Make It Rain" – 3:39
  15. "Day After Tomorrow" – 6:56
  16. "Chick a Boom" – 1:17 (hidden track)

Personnel[edit]

  • Brainpercussion (tracks 1–5, 7, 10 and 12), claps (track 4)
  • Les Claypool – bass (tracks 2, 4 and 12)
  • Harry K. Cody – guitar (tracks 5 and 7), banjo (track 6)
  • Mark Howard – bells (track 9), claps (track 4)
  • Marc Ribot – guitar (tracks 1–4, 8, 11, 12, 14 and 15), banjo (track 3), cigar box banjo (track 10)
  • Larry Taylor – bass (tracks 1, 3, 5–8, 10–12, 14 and 15), guitar (tracks 4 and 5)
  • Casey Waits – drums (tracks 8, 9 and 14), turntables (tracks 1 and 7), percussion (tracks 2 and 5), claps (track 4)
  • Tom Waits – vocals, guitar (tracks 3, 6, 7, 11 and 15), chamberlin (track 9), percussion (track 5), shakers (track 12), beatboxing (tracks 1, 7, 12, 13 and 16)
  • Trisha Wilson – claps (track 4)

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2004) Peak
position
Australian ARIA Albums Chart[12] 27
Austrian Top 40[13] 11
Belgian Albums Chart (Vl)[14] 7
Belgian Albums Chart (Wa)[15] 40
Canadian Albums Chart[16] 11
Danish Albums Chart[17] 5
Dutch Top 100[18] 10
Finnish Albums Chart[19] 23
French SNEP Albums Chart[20] 39
German Albums Chart[21] 19
Irish Albums Chart[22] 9
Italian FIMI Albums Chart[23] 8
Portuguese AFP Albums Chart[24] 8
Swedish Albums Chart[25] 9
Swiss Hitparade Albums Chart[26] 16
UK Albums Chart[27] 16
US Billboard 200[28] 28
US Billboard Independent Albums[28] 1
US Billboard Internet Albums[28] 28

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Jurek, Thom. "Real Gone – Tom Waits". AllMusic. Retrieved December 18, 2015.
  3. ^ Sinagra, Laura (October 2004). "Tom Waits: Real Gone". Blender (30): 130. Archived from the original on October 19, 2004. Retrieved April 29, 2016.
  4. ^ Seymour, Craig (October 8, 2004). "Real Gone". Entertainment Weekly. Archived from the original on June 28, 2017. Retrieved December 18, 2015.
  5. ^ Petridis, Alexis (October 1, 2004). "Tom Waits, Real Gone". The Guardian. Retrieved December 18, 2015.
  6. ^ "Tom Waits: Real Gone". Mojo (131): 110. October 2004.
  7. ^ "Tom Waits: Real Gone". NME: 64. October 2, 2004.
  8. ^ Petrusich, Amanda (October 3, 2004). "Tom Waits: Real Gone". Pitchfork. Retrieved December 18, 2015.
  9. ^ "Tom Waits: Real Gone". Q (220): 128. November 2004.
  10. ^ Wolk, Douglas (October 28, 2004). "Real Gone". Rolling Stone. Retrieved December 18, 2015.
  11. ^ "Breakdown". Spin. 20 (11): 118. November 2004. Retrieved December 18, 2015.
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