Heavies For February From Atlantic, Atco & Asylum. Various artists. February, 1973
From The Asylum. Various artists. 1973
Elektra-Asylum Fall Releases. Various artists. 1974
Homeplate. Bonnie Raitt. 1975
The Season's Best. Various artists. October, 1976
The Year Of The Ear Sampler, Vol. 1. Various artists. 1977
Hot Platter Gordon Blue. Various artists. 1977
I'm Everyone I've Ever Loved. Martin Mull. 1977
Broken Blossom. Bette Midler. 1977
Paradise Alley (soundtrack). Bill Conti. 1978
Hollywood Madness. Richie Cole, 1980/ 1997
Lost In The Stars - The Music Of Kurt Weill. Various artists. 1985
Dr. Demento radio show. Various artists. November 24, 1985
Ballad Of The Soldier's Wife/ What Keeps Mankind Alive. Various artists. 1986
NME Big Four. Various artists. 1986
Dirty Work. The Rolling Stones. 1986
Smack My Crack. Various artists. 1987
Storytellers: Singers and Songwriters. Various artists. 1987/ 1998
The Island Story 1962-1987. Various artists. January, 1987
Boulevard Of Broken Dreams (soundtrack). Various artists. 1988
Stay Awake. Various artists. December, 1988
SOS United. Various artists. 1989
Silent Night/ Sunshine Principal. Various artists. 1989
Label: EMI Electrola (1C 006 2 03677-7). German 7" 2-track promo for S.O.S. United benefit CD. TW contribution: "Silent Night" (side A)
I'll Be You. The Replacements. 1989
Just Say Mao (Vol. 3 of Just Say Yes). Various artists. July 11, 1989
Sea of Love (original motion picture soundtrack). Various artists. November, 1989
Red, Hot & Blue (A Tribute To Cole Porter). Various artists. 1990
Jack Kerouac Collection. Jack Kerouac. June, 1990
The Island Tape. Various artists. 1991
Devout Catalyst. Ken Nordine. 1991
Mississippi Lad. Teddy Edwards. 1991
Bizarre Straight Sampler. Various artists. 1991
Sailing The Seas Of Cheese. Primus. May, 1991
Just Listen. Various artists. 1992
Brother Can You Spare Me A Dime?. Various artists. 1992
It's An Alternative Thing You Wouldn't Understand. Various artists. 1992
Thelonious Monster. Thelonious Monster. October, 1992
The Beat Generation (3-CD box set). Various artists. December, 1992
Jesus' Blood Never Failed Me Yet. Gavin Bryars. 1993
Jesus' Blood Never Failed Me Yet. Gavin Bryars/ Tom Waits. 1993
Gavin Bryars/ Philip Glass: Special Radio Edits. 1993
VOX Elite - Class of '92. Various artists. 1993
Born To Choose. Various artists. October, 1993
Cool Christmas. Various artists. October, 1993
Certain Damage! Vol. 52. Various artists. November, 1993
Smoke (original motion picture soundtrack). Various artists. June, 1995
Alternative Rock Hits. Various artists. June 18, 1995
12 Monkeys (original soundtrack). Various artists. December 19, 1995
The Very Best Of Roy Orbison. Roy Orbison. 1996
Irren ist m�nnlich (original soundtrack). Various artists. 1996
Dead Man Walking (music from and inspired by the motion picture). Various artists. January, 1996
Things To Do In Denver (original soundtrack). Various artists. January, 1996
Strange Brew - Songs of inspiration, Brett Whitley. March, 1996
Basquiat (original soundtrack). Various artists. July 29, 1996
Dead & Gone, Trauerm�rsche (Funeral Marches). Various artists. 1997
All For Nothing, Nothing For All. The Replacements. 1997
Spain Every Time I Try. The End Of Violence (soundtrack). Various artists. 1997
A Little Bit Of Soul – Soundtrack. Various artists. 1998
Connection. Various artists. January, 1997
The End Of Violence (original soundtrack). Various artists. September 9, 1997
Gravikords, Whirlies And Pyrophones (Experimental Musical Instruments). Bart Hopkin. November 5, 1997
ONXRT; Live From The Archives, vol. 4. Various artists. 1998
Acoustic Cafe Ann Arbor, show #170. CD one, hour one. Various artists. 1998
City Lights. Various artists. 1998
Friends Of Mine. Ramblin' Jack Elliot. March, 1998
Fishing With John (TV soundtrack). John Lurie & Tom Waits. June 16, 1998
Downtown. Various artists. August 28, 1998
Orbitones, Spoon Harps & Bellowphones. Bart Hopkin. September 15, 1998
Rare On Air Vol. 4 (KCRW Live Performances). Various artists. October 6, 1998
Condo Painting (motion picture soundtrack). Various artists. December 8, 1998
Sounds For The Soul. Various artists. January, 1999
International Film Channel: In Your Ear, Vol. 1. Various artists. February 9, 1999
Earth, The Creative Planet. Various artists. April 27, 1999
Existence Street. ZYG. 1999
Extremely Cool. Chuck E. Weiss. 1999
Pearls In The Snow (The Songs Of Kinky Friedman). Various artists. January, 1999
Unconditionally Guaranteed, Vol. 4. Various artists. May, 1999
Tower Records Free ECD. Various artists. June, 1999
Punk-O-Rama, Vol. 4 (Straight Outta The Pit). Various artists. June 22, 1999
Anti Holiday Sampler. Various artists. Summer, 1999
More Oar (A Tribute To Alexander "Skip" Spence). Various artists. April/ July, 1999
Jack Kerouac Reads "On the Road". Various artists. September 14, 1999
Anti Pop. Primus. October 5, 1999
Folkscene Collection, Vol. 2. Various artists. October 19, 1999
Moanin' Parade. Gatmo Sessions Vol. 1. C-Side/ Petit Mal & guest musicians. 2000
Swarm Warnings. Gatmo Sessions Vol. 2. C-Side/ Petit Mal & guest musicians. 2000
On The Mountain - Vol. 6, Various artists. 2000
Coded. Various Artists. March, 2000
Helium. Tin Hat Trio. April, 2000
Keeping the Faith (original movie soundtrack). Various artists. 2000
Liberty Heights (original soundtrack). Various artists. January 4, 2000
Cafe Music Network - Selects 2000 Vol. 1. Various artists. 2000
Gun Shy (soundtrack). Various artists. February 8, 2000
Free The West Memphis 3 (A Benefit For Truth + Justice). Various artists. June, 2000
Seka ("Sister") Vol. 2. Various artists. August, 2000
Beatin' The Heat. Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks. August 29, 2000
Some Guys Have All the Luck: Originals That Inspired Rod. Various artists. October 9, 2000
Witness. Dave Douglas. 2001
Pollock - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. Various artists. February, 2001
Wicked Grin. John Hammond. March 13, 2001
It's A Wonderful Life. Sparklehorse. August 28, 2001
Groundwork: Act To Reduce Hunger. Various artists. September, 2001
Oor Het Album: 30 Jaar Popmuziek. Various artists. October, 2001
Oor 1981-1990: 10 Jaar Popmuziek. Various artists. December, 2001
Blasters - The Action Movie Song Collection. Various artists. February, 2002
Balling The Jack: Birth Of Nu-Blues. Various artists. February, 2002
Big Bad Love (soundtrack). Various artists. March 12, 2002
Indiegente Vol. 1. Various artists. April 29, 2002
Sum Records Vol. 8. Various artists. May 2002
Alternative 80's - Vol. 1. Various artists. May 20, 2002
Beyond Mississippi: The Blues That Left Town. Various artists. July, 2002
Hullabaloo Soundtrack, Muse. July, 2002
For The Kids. Various artists. November, 2002
Songs Inspired By Literature - Chapter Two. Various artists. 2003
Gavin Bryars, a portrait. Gavin Bryars. January, 2003
The Best Of 2002. Various artists. January, 2003
Rough Trade Shops: Counter Culture 2002. Various artists. January 27, 2003
We're A Happy Family - A tribute To The Ramones. Various artists. February 11, 2003
Mondays In The Sun (soundtrack). Various artists. April 8, 2003
Anti Spring Sampler. Various artists. Spring, 2003
Across The Laguna. Various artists. June, 2003
Heroes. Various artists. August 18, 2003
30 Jaar Hubert On The Air. Various artists. November 23, 2003
Live From The Mountain Music Lounge - Vol. 10. Various artists. 2004
Connections 2. Various artists. 2004
The Ride. Los Lobos. May, 2004
Coffee And Cigarettes (soundtrack). Various artists. May, 2004
Shrek 2 (soundtrack). Various artists. May 11, 2004
Future Soundtrack For America. Various artists. August 17, 2004
The Late Great Daniel Johnston - Discovered, Covered. Various artists. September, 2004
Oorgasm 18. Various artists. September 21, 2004
Go Tell It On The Mountain. Blind Boys of Alabama. September 21, 2004
Original Seeds Vol. 2. Various artists. October 4, 2004
Uncut 2004 - vol. 1. Various artists. 2004
Legacy Recordings Not Just Reissued... Reimagined! Various artists. 2004
Best Of Jazzadelic 2004. Various artists. 2005
We Get A Kick Out Of Jazz. Various artists. January, 2005
Blinking Lights (and other revelations). The Eels. April 26, 2005
Enron: The Smartest Guys In The Room (soundtrack). Various artists. May, 2005
Jarhead (soundtrack). Various artists. December 6, 2005
La Tigre E La Neve (soundtrack). Nicola Piovani. October 28, 2005
Give Listen Help. Various artists. November, 2005
Anti 2006 Music Sampler. Various artists. Early 2006
Rough Trade Shops - Singer Songwriter 1. Various artists. July 3, 2006
Dreamt For Light Years In The Belly Of A Mountain. Sparklehorse/ Mark Linkous. September 25, 2006
Purple Winos In The Rain. John Callahan. November 4, 2006
Sideshow S�ance. Gatmo Sessions Vol. 3. Various artists. December 1, 2006
High Noon At Cedar Street. Various artists. February, 2007
Traineater. Book Of Knots. March 19, 2007
Duets. Dan Hicks & The Hot Licks. May 22, 2007
Healing The Divide. Various artists. July 10, 2007
The Wire: And All the Pieces Matter (soundtrack). Various artists. January 8, 2008
Body of War: Songs That Inspired an Iraq War Veteran, Various Artists. March 18, 2008
When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold. Atmosphere. April 22, 2008
3oclockreep. Paul Westerberg. August 31, 2008
Grapefruit Moon: Songs of Tom Waits. Southside Johnny & La Bamba's Bigband. September 19, 2008
Spirit Of Apollo: N.A.S.A. February 16, 2009
Preservation. Preservation Hall Jazz Band. February 16, 2010


Heavies For February From Atlantic, Atco & Asylum. Various artists. February, 1973

Label: Atlantic, Atco & Asylum PR181 (white label promo LP). TW contribution: "Ol' '55"



From The Asylum. Various artists. 1973

Label: � 1973 Asylum Records. White label promo LP for Asylum Records releases for 1973.Various artists: Byrds, The Eagles, Judee Sill, Steve Ferguson, David Blue, Ned Doheny, John David, Batdorf and Rodney and Jo Jo Gunne. TW contribution: "Ol' '55" (Closing Time version)



Elektra-Asylum Fall Releases. Various artists. 1974

Label: Elektra/ Asylum EK-PROMO-24 (white label sampler LP, october 1974). Artists: Joni Mitchell, Tim Moore, The Hagers, Linda Hargrove, Larry Ballard, Essra Mohawk, Jackson Browne, Tom Waits, David Gates, Jo Jo Gunne, A Foot In Coldwater, Lindisfarne, Jack The Lad, Traffic, Bob Neuwirth, Dennis Linde and Gene Clark. TW contribution: "San Diego Serenade" (Closing Time version)



Homeplate. Bonnie Raitt. 1975

Label: Warner Bros. (Warner Brothers 2864-2). TW contribution: background vocals on "Sweet And Shiny Eyes". Re-released in 2002 by Rhino Records



The Season's Best. Various artists. October, 1976

Label: Warner, Elektra/ Atlantic (WEA SMP-2 10-76). Promo double LP (instore play). TW contribution: "Step Right Up





The Year Of The Ear Sampler, Vol. 1. Various artists. 1977

Label: (P) 1977 Asylum Records E-A-277. Label: Elektra/ Asylum sampler � G. Schirmer Inc. & Chappell & Co. Inc. TW contribution: "Step Right Up"



Hot Platter Gordon Blue. Various artists. 1977

Label: WEA (limited edition only available via Melody Maker, 1977). TW contribution: "Barber Shop"



I'm Everyone I've Ever Loved. Martin Mull. 1977

Label: ABC Records (ABC AB-997). TW contribution: spoken word as bartender on "Martin Goes And Does Where It's At"



Broken Blossom. Bette Midler. 1977

Label: Atlantic (Atlantic SD 19151). TW contribution: co-starring on "I Never Talk To Strangers" (same cut as on "Foreign Affairs")



Paradise Alley (soundtrack). Bill Conti. 1978

Label: MCA Records (MCA 5100). TW contribution: "(Meet Me) In Paradise Alley" & " Annie's Back In Town" (first release)



Hollywood Madness. Richie Cole, 1980/ 1997

Label: Muse MCD-5207 (1980)/ ITM 14102 (1997). TW contribution: "Waitin' for Waits" (spoken word only)



Lost In The Stars - The Music Of Kurt Weill. Various artists. 1985

Label: A & M Records (A&M SP 9-5104). TW contribution: "What Keeps Mankind Alive?" (first release)



Dr. Demento radio show. Various artists. November 24, 1985

Label: Westwood One. Double LP with the November 23-24 radio show hosted by Barry Hansen. TW contribution: "Pasties And A G-String", "Cemetery Polka", "The Piano Has Been Drinking" and interview excerpt from 1977



Ballad Of The Soldier's Wife/ What Keeps Mankind Alive. Various artists. 1986

Label: A&M Records Inc. 883 866-7. Made in West Germany by Polygram. Promo single taken from the A+M album "Lost In The Stars - The Music Of Kurt Weill". Side A: "Ballad Of The Soldier's Wife" (Marianne Faithfull & Chris Spedding). Side B: "What Keeps Mankind Alive?" (Tom Waits)





NME Big Four. Various artists. 1986

Label: Given free with New Musical Express magazine (UK) February, 1986. 4-Track 7" EP. TW contribution: "Downtown Train" (exclusive NME version produced by Tom Waits, 1985). Other artists: The Jesus And Mary Chain, Husker Du and Trouble Funk



Dirty Work. The Rolling Stones. 1986

Label: Virgin/ Rolling Stones (40250). re-released in 1994. TW contribution: vocals and piano(?) on "Sleep Tonight"



Smack My Crack. Various artists. 1987

Label: Giorno Poetry Systems Records (GPS 038 1987). Recorded November, 1986. TW contribution: "The Pontiac" (first release)



Storytellers: Singers and Songwriters. Various artists. 1987/ 1998

Label: Warner Special Products (9 27615-2). TW contribution: "Ol' '55"



The Island Story 1962-1987. Various artists. January, 1987

Label: Island (Island 7 90684-2). 25th anniversary double CD. TW contribution: "Innocent When You Dream (Barroom)"



Boulevard Of Broken Dreams (soundtrack). Various artists. 1988

Label: CBS LP-462907-1 (Australia), soundtrack from the Australian Pina Amenta movie. TW contribution: "Tom Traubert's Blues"



Stay Awake. Various artists. December, 1988

Label: A&M Records (A&M CD SP 3918, DX 003644). TW contribution: "Heigh Ho - The Dwarfs' Marching Song" (first release)



SOS United. Various artists. 1989

Label: EMI Electrola (IC 098 7 92988-1). Benefit CD to raise money to help the S.O.S. children villages organization. TW contribution: "Silent Night" (first release)



Silent Night/ Sunshine Principal. Various artists. 1989

Label: EMI Electrola (1C 006 2 03677-7). German 7" 2-track promo for S.O.S. United benefit CD. TW contribution: "Silent Night" (side A)



Label: EMI Electrola (1C 006 2 03677-7). German 7" 2-track promo for S.O.S. United benefit CD. TW contribution: "Silent Night" (side A)

Label: Virgin (Virgin 912922-1989); reissued on (Orbison ROBW2000-2, 1997). TW contribution: guitar and organ on all songs



I'll Be You. The Replacements. 1989

Label: Sire (Sire 7-22992-B, Sire Australia MX-302453) through WEA (7" single and cassette single). TW contribution: vocals on "Date To Church" w. The Replacements (B-side, first release)



Just Say Mao (Vol. 3 of Just Say Yes). Various artists. July 11, 1989

Label: Warner Brothers/ Sire Records (Sire 9 25947-2). TW contribution: vocals on "Date To Church" w. The Replacements



Sea of Love (original motion picture soundtrack). Various artists. November, 1989

Label: Polygram (mercury 842 170-2). TW contribution: "Sea Of Love" (first release)



Red, Hot & Blue (A Tribute To Cole Porter). Various artists. 1990

Label: Chrysalis (Chrysalis F2 21799/ CCD 1799). Re released 1996 Gold Rush. TW contribution: "It's All right With Me" (first release)



Jack Kerouac Collection. Jack Kerouac. June, 1990

Label: Rhino Word Beat. TW contribution: "Contributing to the liner notes"



The Island Tape. Various artists. 1991

Label: Island Records Ltd/ Select. Island UK promo cassette. TW contribution: "Hang On St. Christopher"



Devout Catalyst. Ken Nordine. 1991

Label: Grateful Dead Productions (Grateful Dead Records GDCD40152). TW contribution: spoken word on "Thousand Bing Bangs" & "The Movie" (first release)



Mississippi Lad. Teddy Edwards. 1991

Label: Gitanes, Polygram (Antilles 314-511411-2). TW contribution: "Little Man" & "I'm Not Your Fool Anymore" (first release)



Bizarre Straight Sampler. Various artists. 1991

Label: Rhino, 1991. TW contribution: "Ice Cream Man"



Sailing The Seas Of Cheese. Primus. May, 1991

Label: UNI/ Interscope (Interscope 91725-2). TW contribution: vocals on "Tommy The Cat" w. Primus (first release)



Just Listen. Various artists. 1992

Label: PLG/ Polygram SACD 566. TW contribution "I Don't Wanna Grow Up" (Unauthorized?)



Brother Can You Spare Me A Dime?. Various artists. 1992

Various artists compilation, recorded for the National Fund-Raising Day of Action, 1992. The Harburg Foundation (DIME 93). TW contribution: "Brother Can You Spare Me A Dime?" (first release)



It's An Alternative Thing You Wouldn't Understand. Various artists. 1992

Label: Polygram (promo sampler). TW contribution: "Goin' Out West"



Thelonious Monster. Thelonious Monster. October, 1992

Label: Capitol/ EMI Records (Capitol 80227). TW contribution: vocals on "Adios Lounge" (first release)



The Beat Generation (3-CD box set). Various artists. December, 1992

Label: Rhino (Rhino R2/ R4 70281). TW contribution: "Diamonds On My Windshield" & "Jack & Neal"



Jesus' Blood Never Failed Me Yet. Gavin Bryars. 1993

Label: Point Music (Point Music 438-823-2). TW contribution: "Tramp And Tom Waits With Full Orchestra" & "Coda: Tom Waits With High Strings"



Jesus' Blood Never Failed Me Yet. Gavin Bryars/ Tom Waits. 1993

Label: Point Music (UK 2-track CD single). TW contribution: "Tom Waits With High Strings" and remix



Gavin Bryars/ Philip Glass: Special Radio Edits. 1993

Label: Point Music (2-track promo). TW contribution: "Jesus' Blood Never Failed Me Yet"



VOX Elite - Class of '92. Various artists. 1993

Label: Vox. The best of the year, radio promo CD (not for sale). TW contribution: "Earth Died Screaming"



Born To Choose. Various artists. October, 1993

Label: Rykodisc (Rykodisc RCD10256). TW contribution: "Filipino Box Spring Hog" (first release)



Cool Christmas. Various artists. October, 1993

Label: Warner Music (UK 9548-32485-2). TW contribution: "Christmas Card From A Hooker In Minneapolis" (UK "Christmas" compilation)



Certain Damage! Vol. 52. Various artists. November, 1993

Label: CMJ CD-52. TW contribution: "The Black Rider"



Smoke (original motion picture soundtrack). Various artists. June, 1995

Label: Miramax/ Hollywood (MH-62024-2). TW contribution: "Downtown Train" & "Innocent When You Dream (Barroom)"



Alternative Rock Hits. Various artists. June 18, 1995

Label: CMK/ EMI-Capitol Special Markets. TW contribution: "Adios Lounge" (w. Thelonious Monster)



12 Monkeys (original soundtrack). Various artists. December 19, 1995

Label:UNI/ MCA Records (UNI/MCA WAD 11392). TW contribution: "Earth Died Screaming" & "Fateful Bullet/ A Boot From The Trunk/ Cole's Longing" & "This Is My Dream/ Cole's Call/ Louise & Jose"



The Very Best Of Roy Orbison. Roy Orbison. 1996

Label: Virgin. TW contribution: "Guest artist mention"



Irren ist m�nnlich (original soundtrack). Various artists. 1996

Label: BMG Ariola (Germany). TW contribution: "Who Are You?"



Dead Man Walking (music from and inspired by the motion picture). Various artists. January, 1996

Sony Music Entertainment Inc. (Columbia CK 67522). TW contribution: "The Fall Of Troy" & "Walk Away" (first release, not on motion picture soundtrack)



Things To Do In Denver (original soundtrack). Various artists. January, 1996

Label: A & M Records (A&M 0424). TW contribution: "Jockey Full Of Bourbon"



Strange Brew - Songs of inspiration, Brett Whitley. March, 1996

Columbia Australia BW 481 538 2 (Australia). TW contribution: "Shiver Me Timbers"



Basquiat (original soundtrack). Various artists. July 29, 1996

Label: Polygram (Island 314-524 260-2). TW contribution: "Tom Traubert's Blues" & "Small Plot Of Land". (Movie also features small part of "Who Are You")



Dead & Gone, Trauerm�rsche (Funeral Marches). Various artists. 1997

Label: Trikont US-0234 (Germany). TW contribution: "Anywhere I Lay My Head"



All For Nothing, Nothing For All. The Replacements. 1997

Label: Reprise (Reprise 9 46807-2). TW contribution: vocals on "Date To Church" (w. The Replacements)



Spain Every Time I Try. The End Of Violence (soundtrack). Various artists. 1997

Label: Outpost Recordings, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Inc. (European 4-track promo). TW contribution: "Little Drop Of Poison" (first release)



A Little Bit Of Soul – Soundtrack. Various artists. 1998

Label: Rimshot (Australia). TW. contibution: “Cold Cold Ground”



Connection. Various artists. January, 1997

Label: Polygram/ Universal (South Korea). TW contribution: "Yesterday Is Here"



The End Of Violence (original soundtrack). Various artists. September 9, 1997

Label: Outpost Recordings, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Inc. (UNI/ Outpost 0PRD-30008). TW contribution: "Little Drop Of Poison"



Gravikords, Whirlies And Pyrophones (Experimental Musical Instruments). Bart Hopkin. November 5, 1997

Label: Ellipses Arts. Foreword by Tom Waits ("Sound Hound"), no further contribution



ONXRT; Live From The Archives, vol. 4. Various artists. 1998

Label: Initial release WXRT, Chicago. TW contribution: "Emotional Weather Report".Live at the Ivanhoe Theatre: Chicago November 21, 1976. This compilation comprises previously unreleased live material from broadcasts on WXRT Chicago.The CD was only sold in the Chicago area. Net proceeds from the release of the CD went to local charity



Acoustic Cafe Ann Arbor, show #170. CD one, hour one. Various artists. 1998

Label: Acoustic cafe. Radio show aired April 13 - April 19, 1998. TW contribution: "New Coat Of Paint" (album version)



City Lights. Various artists. 1998

Label: Mercury (Japan). TW contribution: "Hang On St. Christopher - Extended Remixed Version



Friends Of Mine. Ramblin' Jack Elliot. March, 1998

Label: Hightone (Hightone/ Rhino R2 8089). TW contribution: "Louise" (first release, Tom Waits: guitar, vocals), Old Time Feelin' (Tom Waits: guitar, vocals and Guy Clark)



Fishing With John (TV soundtrack). John Lurie & Tom Waits. June 16, 1998

Label: Strange And Beautiful (Strange And Beautiful 14). TW contribution: "River of Men" & "World Of Adventure"



Downtown. Various artists. August 28, 1998

Label: Virgin CD used to promote the opening of a Virgin Records Megastore in Union Square, New York, August 28th, 1998. TW contribution: "Downtown Train"



Orbitones, Spoon Harps & Bellowphones. Bart Hopkin. September 15, 1998

Label: Ellipses Arts (Ellipses Arts 3610). TW contribution: "Babbachichuija" (first release)



Rare On Air Vol. 4 (KCRW Live Performances). Various artists. October 6, 1998

Label: Mammoth (Mommoth 354 980 193-2). TW contribution: "Fall Of Troy" (Live March 31, 1998)



Condo Painting (motion picture soundtrack). Various artists. December 8, 1998

Label: Gallery Six. TW contribution: "Black Wings"



Sounds For The Soul. Various artists. January, 1999

TW contribution: "Jersey Girl"



International Film Channel: In Your Ear, Vol. 1. Various artists. February 9, 1999

Label: Hybrid Recordings (Warner/ Hybrid 20010). TW contribution: "Good Old World"



Earth, The Creative Planet. Various artists. April 27, 1999

Label: Ellipses Arts. TW contribution: "Babbachichuija"



Existence Street. ZYG. 1999

Label: ZYG. TW contribution: airport announcements on "Hub"



Extremely Cool. Chuck E. Weiss. 1999

Label: Slow River/ Rykodisc (Slow River/ Rykodisc SRRCD 41). TW contribution: vocals, guitar & producer for: "It Rains On Me" & "Do You Know What I Idi Amin" (first release)



Pearls In The Snow (The Songs Of Kinky Friedman). Various artists. January, 1999

Label: Damian/ BMG (Damian/ BMG 12217). TW contribution: "Highway Caf�" (first release)



Unconditionally Guaranteed, Vol. 4. Various artists. May, 1999

Label: Uncut Magazine (UK). TW contribution: "Get Behind The Mule"



Tower Records Free ECD. Various artists. June, 1999

Label: Tower Records (promo). TW contribution: "Picture In A Frame"



Punk-O-Rama, Vol. 4 (Straight Outta The Pit). Various artists. June 22, 1999

Label: Epitaph (86563). TW contribution: "Big In Japan"



Anti Holiday Sampler. Various artists. Summer, 1999

Label: ANTI/ Epitaph sampler (Joe Strummer, R.L. Burnside, Merle Haggard, Tom Waits). TW contribution: "Hold On", "Get Behind The Mule"



More Oar (A Tribute To Alexander "Skip" Spence). Various artists. April/ July, 1999

Label: Birdman Records (Birdman 23). TW contribution: "Books Of Moses" (first release)



Jack Kerouac Reads "On the Road". Various artists. September 14, 1999

Label: Ryko. (Rykodisc 10474). TW contribution: guitar, percussion and vocals on "On The Road" (w. Primus, first release)



Anti Pop. Primus. October 5, 1999

Label: UNI/ Interscope/ Epitaph (Uni/ Interscope 490414). TW contribution: vocals, Mellotron, and producer for "Coattails Of A Dead Man" (first release)



Folkscene Collection, Vol. 2. Various artists. October 19, 1999

Label: Red House (Red House 137). TW contribution: "The Heart Of Saturday Night"



Moanin' Parade. Gatmo Sessions Vol. 1. C-Side/ Petit Mal & guest musicians. 2000

Label: Jackalope. TW contribution: guest musician and vocals on various tracks



Swarm Warnings. Gatmo Sessions Vol. 2. C-Side/ Petit Mal & guest musicians. 2000

Label: Jackalope. TW contribution: guest musician and vocals on various tracks



On The Mountain - Vol. 6, Various artists. 2000

Label: KMTT radio. Seattle/ USA. Live performances from "The Mountain Lounge". TW contribution: "Hold On" (recorded live in the studio: October 19, 1999). "Net proceeds from the sale of this CD will be donated to The Wilderness Society". Re-released in 2004 on "Live From The Mountain Lounge - volume 10"



Coded. Various Artists. March, 2000

Label: Sony (Canada). TW contribution: "Jockey Full Of Bourbon"



Helium. Tin Hat Trio. April, 2000

Label: Angel Records (Angel 7243 5 56935 2 5). TW contribution: vocals on "Helium Reprise" (first release)



Keeping the Faith (original movie soundtrack). Various artists. 2000

Label: Hollywood (Hollywood 162275). TW contribution: "Please Call Me, Baby"



Liberty Heights (original soundtrack). Various artists. January 4, 2000

Label: WEA/ Atlantic Records (Warner Sunset/ Atlantic 83270-2). TW contribution: "Putting On The Dog" & "It's Over" (first release)



Cafe Music Network - Selects 2000 Vol. 1. Various artists. 2000

Label: Cafe Music Network. Cafe Music Network was a company that would, (in conjunction with record companies), release promotional compilation CD's and provide them to coffeehouses and cafes for in-store play. Tom Waits contribution: "Putting On The Dog" (Liberty Heights)



Gun Shy (soundtrack). Various artists. February 8, 2000

Label: Rolfe Kent, UNI/ Hollywood. TW contribution: "More Than Rain"



Free The West Memphis 3 (A Benefit For Truth + Justice). Various artists. June, 2000

Label: Aces And Eights Recordings. TW contribution: "Rains On Me"



Seka ("Sister") Vol. 2. Various artists. August, 2000

Label: EFAR. TW contribution: "Georgia Lee"



Beatin' The Heat. Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks. August 29, 2000

Label: Surfdog Records SD-67113-2. CD. TW contribution: "I'll Tell You Why That Is" (first release, duet featuring Tom Waits on vocals) and a cover by Hicks of "The Piano Has been Drinking (Not Me)"



Some Guys Have All the Luck: Originals That Inspired Rod. Various artists. October 9, 2000

Label: Connoisseur. TW contribution: "Downtown Train"



Witness. Dave Douglas. 2001

Label: Bluebird/ RCA. TW contribution: voice-overs on "Mahfouz"



Pollock - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. Various artists. February, 2001

Label: Unitone 5301 (Produced by Jeff Beal). TW contribution: vocals on "The World Keeps Turning" (first release)



Wicked Grin. John Hammond. March 13, 2001

Label: Emd/Virgin. TW contribution: vocals on "I Know I've Been Changed"



It's A Wonderful Life. Sparklehorse. August 28, 2001

Label: Emd/ Capitol/ Parlophone. TW contribution: vocals/ train whistle on "Dog Door"



Groundwork: Act To Reduce Hunger. Various artists. September, 2001

Label: Groundwork/ Starbucks. Benefit CD. Groundwork is part of the global Telefood campaign of the Food & Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. TW contribution: "Buzz Fledderjon"



Oor Het Album: 30 Jaar Popmuziek. Various artists. October, 2001

Label: Sony Records (Double CD by OOR Magazine, Holland). TW contribution: "Innocent When You Dream"



Oor 1981-1990: 10 Jaar Popmuziek. Various artists. December, 2001

Label: Sony Records (Double CD by OOR Magazine, Holland). TW contribution: "Downtown Train"



Blasters - The Action Movie Song Collection. Various artists. February, 2002

Label: Brunswick (Universal Germany). Film music compilation. TW contribution: "Earth Died Screaming" (12 Monkeys)



Balling The Jack: Birth Of Nu-Blues. Various artists. February, 2002

Label: Ocho. TW contribution: "Big In Japan"



Big Bad Love (soundtrack). Various artists. March 12, 2002

Label: Nonesuch Records for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the United States (c) 2002 IFC Films LLC. TW contribution: "Long Way Home" & "Jayne's Blue Wish" (first release)



Indiegente Vol. 1. Various artists. April 29, 2002

Label: Musica Alternativa (Portugal). TW contribution: "Get Behind The Mule"



Sum Records Vol. 8. Various artists. May 2002

Label: Sum Records (Argentina). TW contribution: "Alice", "Another Man's Vine"



Alternative 80's - Vol. 1. Various artists. May 20, 2002

Label: Sony (Germany). TW contribution: "In The Neighborhood"



Beyond Mississippi: The Blues That Left Town. Various artists. July, 2002

Label: Manteca. TW contribution: "Fillipino Box Spring Hog"



Hullabaloo Soundtrack, Muse. July, 2002

Label: Taste Media Ltd./Na�ve/ Mushroom UK/ Warner Music Vision (CD/ DVD). TW contribution: "What's He Building In There?" (hidden track #00 on disc 2. Introduction Paris 2001)



For The Kids. Various artists. November, 2002

Label: Nettwerk Records. Compilation CD to benefit VH1's "Save The Music Foundation". TW contribution: "Bend Down The Branches"



Songs Inspired By Literature - Chapter Two. Various artists. 2003

Label: The SIBL Project (CD benefits "Artists for Literacy"). TW contribution: "A Good Man Is Hard To Find"



Gavin Bryars, a portrait. Gavin Bryars. January, 2003

Label: Universal Philips 473 296-2. A double CD for release on Gavin's 60th birthday (January 16th 2003) which pulls together a number of works recorded on Point, Philips and Decca over the last twelve years. TW contribution: "Jesus' Blood single" (A track, disc 1), "Jesus' Blood single" (B track, disc 2)



The Best Of 2002. Various artists. January, 2003

Label: Uncut Magazine. TW contribution: "All The World Is Green"



Rough Trade Shops: Counter Culture 2002. Various artists. January 27, 2003

Label: Mute Records (UK). TW contribution: "I'm Still Here"



We're A Happy Family - A tribute To The Ramones. Various artists. February 11, 2003

Label: Columbia/ Sony. TW contribution: "Return of Jackie & Judy" (first release)



Mondays In The Sun (soundtrack). Various artists. April 8, 2003

Label: Milan Records. TW contribution: "On the Other Side of the World" (instrumental and version w. Tom Waits singing)



Anti Spring Sampler. Various artists. Spring, 2003

Label: ANTI. TW contribution: "Alice" and "Another Man's Vine"



Across The Laguna. Various artists. June, 2003

Label: PD8001. TW contribution: "Walk Away". Benefit Compilation of Sonoma County musicians on behalf of Palm Drive Hospital in Sebastopol, California.



Heroes. Various artists. August 18, 2003

Label: EMI. TW contribution: "Ol' '55"



30 Jaar Hubert On The Air. Various artists. November 23, 2003

Label: Limburg L1IVE radio station (The Netherlands). TW contribution: "Silent Night", live duet with Dutch singer "Gaby" (De Bazuin, KRO Noenshow, 1979)



Live From The Mountain Music Lounge - Vol. 10. Various artists. 2004

Label: KMTT radio. Seattle/ USA. Live performances from "The Mountain Lounge". Tom Waits contribution: "Hold On" (recorded live in the studio: October 19, 1999). Previously released in 2000 on "On The Mountain: Live From The Mountain Lounge - volume 6"



Connections 2. Various artists. 2004

Label: Jackalope Records. Benefit CD for Northern California KRCB Radio. TW contribution: "Buzz Fledderjon"



The Ride. Los Lobos. May, 2004

Label: Hollywood Records/ Universal 162443. TW contribution: vocals and percussion on "Kitate" with Martha Gonzalez



Coffee And Cigarettes (soundtrack). Various artists. May, 2004

Label: Milan Records. TW contribution: guest artist on "Saw Sage" w. C-side (Instrumental from Moanin' Parade - Gatmo Sessions Volume 1, Gatmo 2000)



Shrek 2 (soundtrack). Various artists. May 11, 2004

Label: Dreamworks Records / Universal Music. TW contribution: "Little Drop Of Poison"



Future Soundtrack For America. Various artists. August 17, 2004

Label: Barsuk (sponsored by MoveOn.org). Also included in the book "The Future Dictionary of America" (McSweeney's August, 2004). TW contribution: "Day After Tomorrow" (first release)



The Late Great Daniel Johnston - Discovered, Covered. Various artists. September, 2004

Label: Gammon. TW contribution: "King Kong" (first release)



Oorgasm 18. Various artists. September 21, 2004

Label: Emag!c Entertainment. Given free with OOR magazine #18. September, 2004 (The Netherlands). TW contribution: "Metropolitan Glide"



Go Tell It On The Mountain. Blind Boys of Alabama. September 21, 2004

Label: Real World. TW contribution: vocals on "Go Tell It On The Mountain"



Original Seeds Vol. 2. Various artists. October 4, 2004

Label: Rubber Records (2004)/ Shock records (November 2005 re-issue). TW contribution: "Way Down In The Hole"



Uncut 2004 - vol. 1. Various artists. 2004

Label: Uncut Magazine (15 tracks from the year's best new albums). TW contribution: "Baby Gonna Leave Me"



Legacy Recordings Not Just Reissued... Reimagined! Various artists. 2004

Label: Columbia/ Epic/ Legacy JSK 56116 (promo sampler). TW contribution: "Little Boy Blue" (same version as on "One From The Heart")



Best Of Jazzadelic 2004. Various artists. 2005

Label: Jazzadelic (Van Leest magazine promo sampler). TW contribution: "Dead And Lovely"



We Get A Kick Out Of Jazz. Various artists. January, 2005

Label: Verve Records. TW contribution: "LIttle Man"



Blinking Lights (and other revelations). The Eels. April 26, 2005

Label: Interscope/ Universal Vagrant Records. TW contribution: "Going Fetal" (first release)



Enron: The Smartest Guys In The Room (soundtrack). Various artists. May, 2005

Label: Commotion Records. TW contribution: "God's Away On Business"



Jarhead (soundtrack). Various artists. December 6, 2005

Label: Decca. TW contribution: "Soldier's Things"



La Tigre E La Neve (soundtrack). Nicola Piovani. October 28, 2005

Label: RCA (Italy). TW contribution: "You Can Never Hold Back Spring" (regular version, instrumental version, Sarongi & Vox, Piano & Vox)



Give Listen Help. Various artists. November, 2005

Label: Urban Outfitters/ Filter Magazine Hurricane Katrina Relief CD. TW contribution: "What's He Building" (live w. The Kronos Quartet)



Anti 2006 Music Sampler. Various artists. Early 2006

Label: Anti Records. TW contribution: "Day After Tomorrow"



Rough Trade Shops - Singer Songwriter 1. Various artists. July 3, 2006

Label: Mute Records (UK). TW contribution: "Little Boy Blue"



Dreamt For Light Years In The Belly Of A Mountain. Sparklehorse/ Mark Linkous. September 25, 2006

Label: Parlophone. TW contribution: piano on "Morning Hollow" (unreleased song from "It's A Wonderful Life", 2001)



Purple Winos In The Rain. John Callahan. November 4, 2006

Label: Self-released. TW contribution: "Tears From The Rain - Tom Waits version". Waits singing Callahan's "Tears From The Rain" on his voicemail



Sideshow S�ance. Gatmo Sessions Vol. 3. Various artists. December 1, 2006

Label: Jackalope. TW contribution: guest musician and vocals on various tracks



High Noon At Cedar Street. Various artists. February, 2007

Label: Filter magazine 323-464-4775 not for sale promotional use only (USA). TW contribution: "Bottom Of The World"



Traineater. Book Of Knots. March 19, 2007

Label: Anti Records. TW contribution: lyrics/ vocals, guitar, percussion on "Pray" (Kathleen Waits-Brennan: lyrics/ vocals)



Duets. Dan Hicks & The Hot Licks. May 22, 2007

Label: Surfdog Records (digital download). TW contribution: vocals on "I'll Tell You Why That Is" (same version as on Beatin' The Heat, 2000)



Healing The Divide. Various artists. July 10, 2007

Label: Anti Records. TW contribution: God's Away On Business, Lost In The Harbor, Diamond In Your Mind (recorded live at Lincoln Center in New York/ USA September 21, 2003 w. The Kronos Quartet and Greg Cohen)



The Wire: And All the Pieces Matter (soundtrack). Various artists. January 8, 2008

Label: Nonesuch. TW contribution: "Way Down In The Hole" (and three covers of the same song performed by: Blind Boys of Alabama, Neville Brothers and DoMaJe)



Body of War: Songs That Inspired an Iraq War Veteran, Various Artists. March 18, 2008

Label: Sire Records. TW. contribution: "Day After Tomorrow" (studio version)



When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold. Atmosphere. April 22, 2008

Label: Rhymesayers Entertainment. TW contribution: backing vocals/ beatboxing on "The Waitress"



3oclockreep. Paul Westerberg. August 31, 2008

Label: Self-released (online download). TW contribution: the "3oclockreep" track includes about 10 minutes of outtakes from Tom Waits in the studio with the Mats (Replacements), circa 1989. This session produced "Date To Church", which appeared on the CD sampler called "Just Say Mao" in 1989.



Grapefruit Moon: Songs of Tom Waits. Southside Johnny & La Bamba's Bigband. September 19, 2008

Label: Redeye (Soulfood Music). TW contribution: vocals on "Walk Away"



Spirit Of Apollo: N.A.S.A. February 16, 2009

Label: ANTI Records. TW contribution: vocals on "Spacious thoughts"



Preservation. Preservation Hall Jazz Band. February 16, 2010

Label: Self-released CD. TW contribution: vocals on "Tootie Ma Was A Big Fine Thing” and “Corrine Died On The Battlefield”. Limited vinyl edition released November 19, 2010

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