|Studio album by|
|Released||May 7, 2002|
|Producer|| Kathleen Brennan |
|Tom Waits chronology|
|Christgau's Consumer Guide||A−|
|Los Angeles Times|
Blood Money is the fifteenth studio album by Tom Waits, released in 2002 on the ANTI- label.
The album contains songs written for the musical Woyzeck , based on the play of the same name by Georg Büchner. The theatrical adaptation was directed by Robert Wilson, with whom Waits had worked on two previous plays: The Black Rider and Alice , both of which resulted in soundtrack albums. The latter was released simultaneously in 2002 with Blood Money. The play premiered at the Betty Nansen Theatre in Copenhagen in November 2000.
The song "God's Away on Business" is featured in the 2005 film Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room .
The song "All the World is Green" is featured in the 2005 film The Secret Life of Words .
The song "Misery is the River of the World" is featured in The X-Files episode "Babylon", which aired on February 16, 2016.
The song " Starving in the Belly of a Whale" is featured in the film "Buster's Mal Heart" (2016) as the opening song.
The album ranked at #18 in Metacritic's Top 30 albums of 2002.
As of 2003, Blood Money has sold 143,000 copies in the US, according to Nielsen Soundscan.
All tracks written by Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan.
|Australian ARIA Albums Chart||25|
|Austrian Top 40||5|
|Belgian Albums Chart (Vl)||8|
|Belgian Albums Chart (Wa)||33|
|Danish Albums Chart||2|
|Dutch Top 100||21|
|Finnish Albums Chart||35|
|French SNEP Albums Chart||36|
|German Albums Chart||9|
|Irish Albums Chart||4|
|Italian FIMI Albums Chart||6|
|Norwegian Albums Chart||4|
|Swedish Albums Chart||12|
|Swiss Hitparade Albums Chart||25|
|UK Albums Chart||21|
|US Billboard 200||32|
|US Billboard Independent Albums||2|
|US Billboard Internet Albums||32|
^shipments figures based on certification alone
Strange Little Girls is a concept album released by singer-songwriter Tori Amos in 2001. The album's 12 tracks are covers of songs written and originally performed by men, reinterpreted by Amos from a female point of view. Amos created female personae for each track and was photographed as each, with makeup done by Kevyn Aucoin. In the United States the album was issued with four alternative covers depicting Amos as the characters singing "Happiness Is a Warm Gun", "Strange Little Girl", "Time", and "Raining Blood". A fifth cover of the "I Don't Like Mondays" character was also issued in the UK and other territories. Text accompanying the photos and songs was written by novelist Neil Gaiman. The complete short stories in which this text appears can be found in Gaiman's 2006 collection Fragile Things.
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Come Away with Me is the debut studio album by American recording artist Norah Jones, released on February 26, 2002 by Blue Note Records. Recording sessions took place at Sorcerer Sound Studio in New York City and Allaire Studios in Shokan, New York.
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Under a Blood Red Sky is a live album by Irish rock band U2, produced by Jimmy Iovine and released on 21 November 1983. The record's eight tracks were compiled from three concerts during the group's 1983 War Tour, including two songs from their 5 June performance at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. The concert film U2 Live at Red Rocks: Under a Blood Red Sky, recorded at the same Red Rocks show, was released as a companion to the live album. Both releases helped establish globally U2's reputation as a renowned live act.
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Modern Times is the 32nd studio album by American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, released on August 29, 2006 by Columbia Records. The album was the third work in a string of albums by Dylan that garnered wide acclaim from critics. It continued its predecessors' tendencies toward blues, rockabilly and pre-rock balladry, and was self-produced by Dylan under the pseudonym "Jack Frost". Despite the acclaim, the album sparked some debate over its uncredited use of choruses and arrangements from older songs, as well as many lyrical lines taken from the work of 19th-century poet Henry Timrod.
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