Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers and Bastards is a wide-ranging collection of 54 songs – including 30 new recordings ‚Äì equaling over three hours of rare and never-before heard music. The set comes complete with a 94-page booklet.
Each of the three CDs is separately grouped and sub-titled — ‘Brawlers’, ‘Bawlers’ and ‘Bastards’ ‚Äì to capture the full spectrum of Waits’ ranging and roving musical styles. ‘Brawlers’ is chock full of raucous blues and full-throated juke joint stomp; ‘Bawlers’ comprises Celtic and country ballads, waltzes, lullabies, piano and classic lyrical Waits’ songs while ‘Bastards’ is filled with experimental music and strange tales.
Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers and Bastards (Anti Records) is Waits’ first release since 2004’s much-lauded Real Gone. The album was written and produced by Waits with his wife and long-time collaborator Kathleen Brennan and is released on Tuesday 21th November 2006.
Hat tip BrooklynVegan