Tom Waits Set to Reissue Remastered Versions of Five of His Albums

The albums cover his 1983-1993 period at Island Records

According to a number of sources, Tom Waits has announced a reissue of five albums that were released by Island Records between the ’80s and ’90s.

The reissues, which were personally overseen by Waits himself along with his wife Kathleen Brennan, consist of 1983’s Swordfishtrombones, 1985’s Rain Dogs, 1987’s Franks Wild Years, 1992’s Bone Machine and 1993’s The Black Rider.

According to a press release, all the albums were mastered by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering under the guidance of Waits’ longtime audio engineer, Karl Derfler.

Swordfishtrombones was sourced from the original EQ’ed ½” production master tapes while Rain Dogs, Franks Wild Years, Bone Machine and The Black Rider were sourced from the original ½” flat master tapes.

The reissues are set for fall season 2023, with Swordfishtrombones, Rain Dogs and Franks Wild Years are set for release on September 1st while Bone Machine and The Black Rider will follow on October 6. All of the reissues will be available on CD, 180-gram black vinyl, and color variant vinyl.

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