Tom Waits and Anton Corbijn release collaborative, limited-edition book for a Tin Pan retrospective

Tom Waits & Anton Corbijn: Waits/Corbijn ’77-’11 (Schirmer/Mosel, 5/8/13, $199.99, limited to 6600 copies)

Tom Waits is an arresting personality. Aurally, there aren’t many artists who can compare, with his mix of bluesy growl and circus barker defying definition, scoffing at imitation. Visually, he’s unique: all long face, penetrating eyes, and jauntily perched, pre-douchebag fedora. And looking back over his entire oeuvre, Anton Corbijn has been there to capture him.

An artist known for his haunting portraits of musicians and spectacular music videos, Corbijn has re-teamed with Waits to release a limited-edition volume of their work together. Waits/Corbijn ’77-’11 contains more than 200 images, from the first taken in Holland in 1977 to those taken by Waits himself in a “Curiosities” chapter. These are presented next to scribbles by Waits and alongside introductions by director Jim Jarmusch and music critic Robert Christgau. Check out some of the Waits/Corbijn collaboration below and then order yourself a copy of the book before they’re gone.

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