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Jazz / Rock / Blues
Performer: Tom Waits
Title: Mule Variations
Style: Blues Rock, Contemporary Jazz, Folk
Year 1999
Country Europe
Label Anti-, Epitaph
Catalog Number 6547-1
Genre: Jazz / Rock / Blues
Rating: 4.9
Votes: 628
MP3 size: 1515 mb
Record From: 2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, 180 Gram, Gatefold

Tom Waits - Mule Variations mp3


1Get Behind The Mule
Bass – Larry TaylorGuitar – Smokey HormelHarp – Charlie MusselwhitePercussion – Stephen HodgesVocals – Tom Waits
2Filipino Box Spring Hog
Drums, Percussion – Andrew BorgerGuitar – Marc RibotGuitar, Bass – Larry TaylorHarmonica – Charlie MusselwhiteProgrammed By – Jacquire KingTrumpet – Chris GradyTurntables – DJ M. Mark “The III Media” Reitman
3Cold Water
Bass – Larry TaylorDrums – Christopher MarvinGuitar – Marc Ribot, Tom Waits
4Big In Japan
Bass – Les ClaypoolDrums – Brain MantiaGuitar – Larry LaLondeGuitar, Vocals – Tom WaitsSaxophone, Trumpet – Ralph Carney
5Hold On
Bass – Larry TaylorGuitar – Joe Gore, Marc RibotGuitar, Organ – Tom WaitsPercussion – Stephen Hodges
6What's He Building?
Percussion – Jeff SloanReeds – Ralph CarneyTurntables – DJ M. Mark “The III Media” Reitman
7Picture In A Frame
Alto Saxophone – Ralph CarneyBaritone Saxophone – Nik PhelpsBass – Greg CohenPiano – Tom Waits
Dobro – Smokey HormelGuitar, Harmonium [Pump Organ] – Tom WaitsHarp – John Hammond
9Eyeball Kid
Bass Clarinet – Ralph CarneyBassoon – Larry Rhodes Guitar – Marc RibotPercussion – Greg Cohen, Tom WaitsTurntables – DJ M. Mark “The III Media” Reitman
10Lowside Of The Road
Banjo [Chumbus, Dousengoni] – Smokey HormelGuitar, Organ [Optigon] – Tom WaitsProgrammed By – Jacquire KingRecorded By – Gene CorneliusTrumpet – Chris Grady
11Come On Up To The House
Baritone Saxophone – Nik PhelpsBass – Larry TaylorDrums – Andrew BorgerGuitar – Joe GoreHarmonica – Charlie MusselwhitePiano – Tom WaitsSaxophone – Ralph Carney
12Black Market Baby
Drums – Andrew BorgerGuitar – Marc RibotGuitar, Percussion, Electric Piano [Chamberlin] – Tom WaitsReeds – Ralph CarneyTurntables – DJ M. Mark “The III Media” Reitman
13Georgia Lee
Bass – Dalton Dillingham IIIPiano – Tom WaitsViolin – Linda Delucia-Gbidossi
14Take It With Me
Bass – Greg CohenPiano – Tom Waits
15Chocolate Jesus
Bass – Greg CohenGuitar – Tom WaitsHarp – Charlie Musselwhite
16House Where Nobody Lives
Bass, Rhythm Guitar – Larry TaylorLead Guitar – Marc RibotPiano – Tom Waits


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
86547-2Tom Waits Mule Variations ‎(CD, Album, Dig)Anti-, Epitaph86547-2US1999
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


  • DesignChristie Rixford
  • Engineer [Second], Coordinator [Production Coordinator]Jeff Sloan
  • Mastered ByChris Bellman
  • Photography By [Album]Matt Mahurin
  • Producer [Pre-production Assistance]Darren Kramer, Holly Ferguson
  • Producer [Production Assistant]Heather Fremling
  • Producer, Written-ByKathleen Brennan
  • Recorded ByJacquire King (tracks: A1, A3 to D4), Oz Fritz (tracks: A1, A3 to D4)
  • VocalsTom Waits (tracks: A1, A2, A4 to B3, C2 to D4)
  • Written-By, ProducerTom Waits


Released with gatefold sleeve.

Recorded at Prairie Sun Recording Studios except 'Lowside Of The Road' at Sputnik Sound.
Mastered at Bernie Grundman Mastering Studios.

Major parts of this album were produced in a hen coop which was rebuilt into a production studio somewhere deep in the backwaters of California.
"Chocolate Jesus" features some of the chicken folk that was obviously around.

℗&© 1999 Anti, Inc. Manufactured and distributed by Epitaph Europe


  • Barcode: 8714092654714
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): 0840884201A1 [stamped] 6547-A CB [etched]
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): 0840884201B1 [stamped] 6547-B CB [etched]
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C): 0840884201C1 [stamped] 6547-C CB [etched]
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D): 0840884201D1 [stamped] 6547-D CB [etched]
  • Rights Society: BIEM / STEMRA
  • Label Code: LC 02576
  • Other: 310 P


  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Anti, Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – Anti, Inc.
  • Manufactured By – Epitaph Europe
  • Distributed By – Epitaph Records
  • Recorded At – Prairie Sun Recording Studios
  • Recorded At – Sputnik Sound
  • Mastered At – Bernie Grundman Mastering
  • Pressed By – Record Industry – 08 40884 20



Mule Variations. Tom Waits. Лента с персональными рекомендациями и музыкальными новинками, радио, подборки на любой вкус, удобное управление своей коллекцией. Mule Variations is the twelfth studio album by American musician Tom Waits, released on April 16, 1999, on the ANTI- label. 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. 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. Ищете треки из альбома Mule Variations исполнителя Tom Waits Тогда заходите на наш сайт - слушайте музыку онлайн и скачивайте бесплатно. 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

I picked this one up today for 20 € sealed. Thought it was a reissue for sure, but according to the codes in the runouts it clearly is this version.