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Alice

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Download links and information about Alice by Tom Waits. This album was released in 2002 and it belongs to Rock, Songwriter/Lyricist genres. It contains 15 tracks with total duration of 48:15 minutes.

Artist: Tom Waits
Release date: 2002
Genre: Rock, Songwriter/Lyricist
Tracks: 15
Duration: 48:15
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Tracks

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No. Title Length
1. Alice 4:28
2. Everything You Can Think 3:10
3. Flowers Grave 3:28
4. No One Knows I'm Gone 1:42
5. Kommienezuspadt 3:10
6. Poor Edward 3:42
7. Table Top Joe 4:14
8. Lost In the Harbour 3:45
9. We're All Mad Here 2:31
10. Watch Her Disappear 2:33
11. Reeperbahn 4:02
12. I'm Still Here 1:49
13. Fish and Bird 3:59
14. Barcarolle 3:59
15. Fawn 1:43

Details

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This 15-track song cycle was written by Waits and his wife Kathleen Brennan in 1992 for Robert Wilson’s stage production of Alice, loosely based on Alice Liddell, the young girl and muse for Lewis Carroll’s Alice In Wonderland books. It had been considered Waits’ lost masterpiece, since it had been never been officially recorded. Ten years later, it was released simultaneously with another Robert Wilson-inspired collection, Blood Money. Alice is a gentle, romantic suite, scored for a small chamber orchestra with songs modeled on waltzes, folk tunes and jazz ballads. Waits describes it as “adult songs for children, or children’s songs for adults.” Violins, cellos, French horns, marimbas, and clarinets sculpt the sound and Waits approaches the material with much tenderness. Even the occasional rave-up (“Kommienezuspadt”) sounds muted. Waits’ true horrors — and the album’s most compelling tracks — are hidden under the surface. “Poor Edward” is a mournful ballad that heard carefully recounts the suicide of a man with two faces, while “No One Knows I’m Gone” and “I’m Still Here” are sung by characters resigned to their fates as forgotten men — only rescued by Waits’ intrigue and compassion.