Bounced Checks, 1979

EX 4502.1 LP, Excitable Recordworks B.V./ Route One/ Legerdemmain, USA, 1979. Performance: "Live from the Troubadour, Los Angeles, 1975"
. Not authorized by Tom Waits



Swordishtrombones, 1983

� Rondor Music, Elektra/ Asylum Records E1-60211 (New Zealand vinyl pressing), MX207155. (P) 1983 WEA International Inc. "WEA limited edition, pressed in Australia and New Zealand". This LP was withdrawn from sale, without ever becoming available in this form. Note: LP was supposed to be released by Elektra/ Asylum (the original being released by Island). Not authorized by Tom Waits.



I'll Take New York, 1987(?)

Circus Sun, Eugene When You Dream: WT-1087. LP, 1987(?). Performance: "October 10, 1987 "Eugene O'Neill Theatre", New York/ USA".
(Mislabeled: this is a selection from the October 18 concert). Not authorized by Tom Waits



I Wish I Was In New Orleans, 1987(?)

Circus Sun, The One That Got Away: ONT-0985, 4-902580-400927. LP, 1987(?). Performance: "Track 1-4: Ontario, 1985. Track 5-9: New York City, 1987". Not authorized by Tom Waits



Paris At Midnight, 1990

LP, 1990 (Exile Records CD 4013). Performance: "November 16, 1985, "Folies-Berg�re", Paris/ France". Not authorized by Tom Waits



Swordfishtrombones, 1991

Russian LP, Antrop P91 00085991, 1991. Modified cover art and slightly changed tracklist. Not authorized by Tom Waits



Every Time I Hear This Melody, 1991

No mentioning of a record company. CD labeled as: P910010. 1991. Performance labeled as: "Hamburg 1977". Also trades as "Bremen/ Germany, 1977". Same show as "Invitation To The Blues". Not authorized by Tom Waits



The Black Rider: The Casting Of The Magic Bullets, 1992

(P) & � 1990/ 1992 Alka-Seltzer Medien GmbH (Germany). LP, 1990. Studio and rehearsal tapes. Not authorized by Tom Waits



The Early Years - Vol. 1, 1992/ 1993

(P) & � 1991 Bizarre/ Straight Records PT3 40601 (US CD), Edsel CD332 (European CD), Rhino R2/R4 70557 (CD, 1991?), GetBack Records GET637 (vinyl). Issued under licence from Bizarre/ Straight Records, CA., USA. by Edsel Records. Edsel Records is a division of Demon Records Ltd. Fifth Floor Music (ASCAP). CD. Performance: early demo recordings from 1971 produced by Robert Duffey. Not authorized by Tom Waits



The Heart Of The Shaboo Night, 1992

CD: Paradise: P 1050-2. 1992. Performance labeled as: "Live At "Shaboo", Hartford, Connecticut (May 1976)". Also trades as "Shaboo Inn, Willimantic: November 9, 1976". Not authorized by Tom Waits



The Early Years - Vol. 2, 1992/ 1993

(P) & � 1991 Bizarre/ Straight Records R2 71089 (US CD), Edsel EDCD 371 (European CD), Rhino R2/R4 71089 (CD, 1993), GetBack Records GET639 (Vinyl). Issued under licence from Bizarre/ Straight Records, CA., USA. by Edsel Records. Edsel Records is a division of Demon Records Ltd. Warner Chappell Music Ltd., 1992 (first release 1993). Performance: early demo recordings from 1971 produced by Robert Duffey. Not authorized by Tom Waits



Downtown Blues, 1992

Big Music BIG 019 (Italy). Distributed by CD Music Co srl. (Italy, 1992). Performance: "Tracks 1-12: Ebbets Field, 1974, tracks 13-20: Denver, 1975". Not authorized by Tom Waits



Cold Beer On A Hot Night, 1993

Kiss The Stone: 013780 011700. CD, 1993. Performance: "May 2, 1979. State Theatre, Sidney/ Australia". Not authorized by Tom Waits



Mainstreet, 1993

Lobster Records: 010/2. S.I.A.E Made in Italy by Future Disc 06/1993. CD, 1993. Performance labeled as: "Live At "Bottom Line", December, 18 1976 in New York". Also trades as "November 9, 1976 early and late show. Shaboo Inn, Willimantic/ CT". Not authorized by Tom Waits



A Nickel's Worth Of Dreams, 1993

Triangle Records. PYRAM PYCD 081. Made in the EEC. CD, 1993. Various recordings: 1974-1982. Not authorized by Tom Waits



Heartattack And Vine, 1993

(P) 1970, 1973, 1975 WEA International Inc. �1993 WEA International Inc. France, Germany & UK WE 739 (forgery?). 4-track CD: Heartattack And Vine, Blue Valentines, Intro to On A Foggy Night (live), On A Foggy Night (live). Legal copy but not authorized by Tom Waits



Romeo Is Bleeding, 1994

Venus Music, 1994. VM 013. CD, 1994. Performance: "May 2, 1979. State Theatre, Sidney/ Australia" (same show as "Cold Beer On A Hot Night"). Not authorized by Tom Waits



On A Foggy Night, 1994(?)

Cracker: CR-8. Made in the ECC. CD, 19??. Performance: "Live at Passims Cambridge, MA./ USA. November 10, 1974". Not authorized by Tom Waits



Drunk On The Moon, 1994

Front Line FLCD11. Mixed and realized at Three Bros. Studios, Sydney NSW.A production for frontline Coorp. A trademark of Get Ready Ltd, London. FLCD 11. CD, March 1994 (?). Various recordings 1975-1978. Not authorized by Tom Waits



Rendez-Vous At Midnight, 1995

Tuff Bites (Luxembourg) C+P 1995 by Tuff Bites S.A.R.L., 50, Rue de Bettembourg, L-5811 Fentange.Sleeve illustration by: J. Saurer. Fabriqu� en Luxembourg. CD, 1995. Performance: "October 20, 1978. Park West, Chicago/ USA & 1979. Austin City Limits, Austin/ USA". Not authorized by Tom Waits



One Night Stand, 1995

Skydisc Records (USA) 1995 SCD2300. CD, 1995. Performance: "August 25 (?) and December 3, 1976. Agora Ballroom, Cleveland/ USA". Not authorized by Tom Waits



The Black Rider Outtakes, 1996(?)

Offbeat Records XXCD8. CD, 1996(?). Artwork from 1993. Copy of the 1992 Alka-Seltzer LP. Not authorized by Tom Waits



I Sing You Under The Table, 1996(?)

Tom Waits Live - I Sing You Under The Table. Limited edition double LP. Recorded November 12, 1985. Volksbildungsheim (Frankfurter Congreshalle). Frankfurt/ Germany. Presented as "promotion only/ not for sale". Not authorized by Tom Waits



Tales From The Underground - Vol. 1, 1996

PMS Records: CID 10778, 0 7559-10778-2 0. CD, 1996. Under license from Hollywood Inc. (1975-1995 NY & LA studios. Manufactured in Canada) Various recordings. Not authorized by Tom Waits



Tales From The Underground - Vol. 2, 1996

PMS records, CID 20896. CD, 1996. Various recordings. Not authorized by Tom Waits



Invitation To The Blues, 1997(?)

Great Dane Records (Italy), GDR CD 9120. LP,19??. Performance: "April 26, 1977, "Post Aula", Bremen/ Germany". Not authorized by Tom Waits



Tales From The Underground - Vol. 3, 1997

PMS Records: CID 31 1097, 0 14431-1097-1 1. CD, 1997. Under license from Hollywood Inc. (1976-1997 NY & LA studios. Manufactured in Canada). Various recordings. Not authorized by Tom Waits



Jockey Full Of Bourbon, 1999

Heart Breakers, 1999 HB-925 1/2 - 995. CD, 1999. Performance: "November 7, 1985. "Buitensocieteit", Zwolle/ The Netherlands". Not authorized by Tom Waits



Tales From The Underground - Vol. 4, 1999

PMS Records: CID 31 0199, 0 14431-0199-1 2, 1999. Under license from Hollywood Inc. (1976-1996 NY & LA studios. Manufactured in Canada).Various recordings. Not authorized by Tom Waits



Alice (The Original Demos), 1999

EMI Holland. GEMA LC 0229. 0777.789. CD, 1999. Performance: "Studio rehearsals, Hamburg/ Germany 1992". Not authorized by Tom Waits



Alice (PMS), 1999

PMS CID 151099-1, 0 144315 1099-1, 1999. Made in Canada. CD, 1999. Performance: "Studio rehearsals, Hamburg/ Germany, 1992". Has 4 extra tracks: Interlude 12, Interlude 13, Down the Reeperbahn (full cast version), Goodbye. Not authorized by Tom Waits



Tales From The Underground - Vol. 5, 2000

PMS Records. CID 1505 00. CD, 2000. Various recordings. Not authorized by Tom Waits



The Dime-Store Novels - Vol. 1, 2001

NMC Music Ltd. under license from Rennaisance Records Inc. CD, 2001. Performance: "Live at Ebbet's Field. October 8, 1974". Illegal copy, not authorized by Tom Waits. Pulled back from the market after Fifth Floor Music took legal actions against NMC Music/ Burning Airlines



Tom Waits: The Classic Interviews. October, 2005

Chrome Dreams (UK). Picture disc containing interviews and black and white photographs. Legal copy but not authorized by Tom Waits

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