Wednesday, 13 October 2010

'Tom' Travel

The first 100 people to donate $200 will receive a 78rpm turntable with their vinyl
The vinyl
I'm probably stating the obvious here but there is no one like Tom Waits. His on stage persona of a down at heel barfly, spilling stories and singing sorrows through a fog of cigarette smoke and sour beer to anyone who will listen is one of the best ever created. Continuing in that 'old style' vein is his next release which will be a 78rpm record! Now apart from wax cylinders that is about as retro as you can get and if your worrying about how to listen to it Old Tom has thought of that too, 100 copies of the record will be accompanied by a 78rpm turn table. That beats the likes of U2, Madonna etc releasing their albums on an ipod.

The release will feature just two tracks recorded with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and proceeds will benefit the Preservation Hall Junior Jazz & Heritage Brass Band.

As it says on Tom's site;

The two tracks will be packaged in a special limited edition 78 rpm format record, each signed and numbered by Preservation Hall Creative Director Ben Jaffe. The first one hundred records will be accompanied by a custom-made Preservation Hall 78rpm record player as part of a Deluxe Donation package ($200). The remaining four hundred and four will be available as a standalone record for the Basic Donation package ($50).

Both will be available for in-person purchase at Preservation Hall in New Orleans on November 19, 2010 at 10:00am Central and available for purchase online November 20th here.  

So if your near New Orleans on the 20 November pick me up a copy!

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