Real Gone (album)

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Real Gone
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Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 3, 2004 (2004-10-03)
Genre Rock, experimental rock
Length71:52
Label ANTI-
Producer Kathleen Brennan, Tom Waits
Tom Waits chronology
Alice
(2002)
Real Gone
(2004)
Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards
(2006)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
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Metacritic 78/100 [1]
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Entertainment Weekly B+ [4]
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Mojo Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svg [6]
NME 7/10 [7]
Pitchfork 8.0/10 [8]
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Rolling Stone Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svg [10]
Spin A− [11]

Real Gone is the sixteenth studio album by Tom Waits, released October 3, 2004 in Europe, and October 5 in United States on the ANTI- label. The album was supported by the Real Gone Tour, playing sold out locations in North America and Europe in October and November 2004.

Contents

The album features some of the few political songs Waits has written, the most explicit being "Day After Tomorrow", a song Waits has described as an "elliptical" protest against the Iraq War.

It was chosen by the editors of Harp Magazine as the best album of 2004.

A remixed, remastered version of the album was released by ANTI- on November 22, 2017, with the remastering process personally overseen by Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan.

Track listing

All songs written by Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan.

  1. "Top of the Hill" – 4:55
  2. "Hoist That Rag" – 4:20
  3. "Sins of My Father" – 10:36
  4. "Shake It" – 3:52
  5. "Don't Go into That Barn" – 5:22
  6. "How's It Gonna End" – 4:51
  7. "Metropolitan Glide" – 4:13
  8. "Dead and Lovely" – 5:40
  9. "Circus" – 3:56
  10. "Trampled Rose" – 3:58
  11. "Green Grass" – 3:13
  12. "Baby Gonna Leave Me" – 4:29
  13. "Clang Boom Steam" – 0:46
  14. "Make It Rain" – 3:39
  15. "Day After Tomorrow" – 6:56
  16. "Chick a Boom" – 1:17 (hidden track)

Personnel

Chart positions

Chart (2004)Peak
position
Australian ARIA Albums Chart [12] 27
Austrian Top 40 [13] 11
Belgian Albums Chart (Vl) [14] 7
Belgian Albums Chart (Wa) [15] 40
Canadian Albums Chart [16] 11
Danish Albums Chart [17] 5
Dutch Top 100 [18] 10
Finnish Albums Chart [19] 23
French SNEP Albums Chart [20] 39
German Albums Chart [21] 19
Irish Albums Chart [22] 9
Italian FIMI Albums Chart [23] 8
Portuguese AFP Albums Chart [24] 8
Swedish Albums Chart [25] 9
Swiss Hitparade Albums Chart [26] 16
UK Albums Chart [27] 16
US Billboard 200 [28] 28
US Billboard Independent Albums [28] 1
US Billboard Internet Albums [28] 28

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