Tom Waits - Akron, Ohio 2006

This is Tom Waits performing live at The Civic Centre, Akron, Ohio, back on Sunday, August 13th 2006. I am not certain if the source of this recording is taken directly from an FM broadcast, however it is a probable assumption as the final track ends without a smooth fade suggesting the radio announcer may have been cut off in their prime.

Whatever the recordings history, this is a very fine quality recording of Tom Waits in concert in a tour that showcased some of the songs from the forthcoming November 2006 album release 'Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards', that said this edited recording only featured one song 'Bottom of the World' from that album.

Although the NPR broadcast was only part of the show, I have read elsewhere that the featured tracks were by far the best performed ones at this gig.

At the beginning of 'Tom Trauberts Blues' Tom Waits remarks about a man and a shirt which was apparently a reference to somebody getting on stage and throwing a shirt at Tom or his piano. The crowd were also described by somebody at the concert as 'the worst they had been amongst' with even a fight in the audience at one point. All of which makes sitting at home and listening to the edited version of the performance kinda rewarding in some ways.

Interestingly the tracks broadcast from the whole concert did not all run in order, as performed in the show, actually that's quite a boring point, to much detail, no need to become obsessive, "and now back to the music".

Source: NPR FM Broadcast.

Sound Quality: Very good stereo mp3@192kbps.

Genre: Rock, avant-garde, experimental, folk, blues, jazz.

Set: Edited Broadcast.

Broadcast Set List:

Make It Rain
Shore Leave
Falling Down
Tango Until They're Sore
Tom Traubert's Blues
Eyeball Kid
Murder in the Red Barn
Trampled Rose
Bottom Of The World
Til the Money Runs Out
Get Behind De Mule

Band Line Up:

Tom Waits, Bent Clausen, Duke Robillard, Larry Taylor, Casey Waits

Full Setlist: 

Make It Rain 
Hoist That Rag 
Shore Leave 
Dead and Lovely 
God's Away on Business 
Falling Down 
Tango Till They're Sore 
Christmas Card from a Hooker in Minneapolis 
Tom Traubert's Blues (Four Sheets to the Wind in Copenhagen) 
'Til the Money Runs Out 
What's He Building? 
Eyeball Kid 
Trampled Rose 
Murder in the Red Barn 
Bottom of the World 
Shake It 
Day After Tomorrow 
Lie to Me 
Get Behind the Mule 
Encore 2:
Clap Hands 
Sins of My Father / Wade in the Water

Tom Waits website HERE.

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