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Founded in 1980 as an independent music store, the Princeton Record Exchange continues to promote and support some of the best musicians and their recordings, including Tom Waits CDs, DVDs and more. Read about us in Published Articles and read our Customer Reviews on We appreciate your support for our indie music store!

Our in-store music selection of over 100,000 CDs and LPs includes: Rock, Alternative, Punk, Jazz, Classical, Soul, Funk, Blues, Hip Hop, other genres, and often Tom Waits albums. Our in-store DVD selection of over 10,000 titles includes: Action, Comedy, Criterion, Disney, TV DVDs and more. We hope you can visit our unique record store to see our Tom Waits record collection, Tom Waits CD collection and much more. We are located in historic downtown Princeton, New Jersey, about one hour from New York City and Philadelphia, which is easily accessible by car, train and bus.

Sell us your unwanted CDs DVDs and Vinyl, and they will be recycled into the hands of music and movie lovers who can appreciate them again. From personal collections to estate collections, from reviewer/radio station surplus to entire store inventories- no collection is too large! Contact us in order to determine how much we can pay you for your collection.

We appreciate your support for Tom Waits and our indie music store!

They Might Be Giants played free show this past Record Store Day, April 21st, 2012!

You may not know this, but independent record stores have a holiday all their own. The third Saturday of April every year is National Record Store Day! We've participated in every one since it began five years ago, and every year we've had a fantastic turnout. This past April, we were thrilled to have the Grammy-award winning band They Might Be Giants help us celebrate by performing a free concert in the nearby Princeton Public Library courtyard. 

At this point, a very small percentage of you may be wondering, "wait, who are these guys?" I'm glad you asked - but the truth of the matter is you've probably heard them and just don't know it. Have you ever seen the intro to the hit TV show "Malcolm in the Middle"? That's them. Have you ever gotten "The Daily Show's" opening song stuck in your head? That's them, and we were honored that they chose our store as the place where they wanted to play.

We'd like to mention a special thanks to our friends at Princeton Public Library who graciously agreed to host the concert. (With all the merchandise we carry, we didn’t have the space!). The staff really went out of their way to pull this off.

The weather was great, the band was in fine form and the turnout was fantastic!  Over 1,000 folks showed up, and the band spent hours at the store after at a meet-and-greet posing for photos and signing autographs.  It was truly a memorable day.

In addition to TMBG, Record Store Day featured hundreds of limited edition vinyl records from the most talented musicians of our time. If you're interested in one of the limited edition releases at the next Record Store Day, we highly recommend you arrive early to maximize your chances of buying a copy. It's first come, first serve, so we look forward to seeing you bright and early!


Tom Waits Biography

Thomas Alan Waits (born December 7, 1949) is an American singer-songwriter, composer, and actor. Waits has a distinctive voice, described by one critic as sounding "like it was soaked in a vat of bourbon, left hanging in the smokehouse for a few months and then taken outside and run over with a car." With this trademark growl, his incorporation of pre-rock styles such as blues, jazz, and Vaudeville, and experimental tendencies verging on industrial music, Waits has built up a distinctive musical persona.

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Tom Waits Bio Continued

Waits has also worked as a composer for movies and musical plays and as a supporting actor in films, including The Fisher King and Bram Stoker's Dracula. He has been nominated for an Academy Award for his soundtrack work.

Tom Waits Discography Updated January 2007
Tom Waits Albums

Tom Waits Vinyl & Tom Waits CDs

1973 Closing Time Asylum
1974 The Heart of Saturday Night Asylum
1975 Nighthawks at the Diner Asylum
1976 Small Change Asylum
1977 Foreign Affairs Asylum
1978 Blue Valentine Asylum
1980 Heartattack and Vine Asylum
1982 One from the Heart Columbia
1983 Swordfishtrombones Island
1985 Rain Dogs Island
1987 Franks Wild Years Island
1992 Night on Earth Island
1992 Bone Machine Island
1993 The Black Rider Island
1999 Mule Variations Anti/Epitaph
2002 Alice Epitaph
2002 Blood Money Anti-
2004 Real Gone Anti-

Compilation Tom Waits Records and Tom Waits CD Releases

1981 Bounced Checks Asylum
1985 Anthology of Tom Waits Asylum
1986 The Asylum Years WEA
1988 Big Time [live] Island 1991 The Early Years, Vol. 1 Manifesto
1993 The Early Years, Vol. 2 Manifesto
1998 Beautiful Maladies: The Island Years Island
1998 The Best of Tom Waits Import
2001 Used Songs (1973-1980) Rhino
2001 The Dime Store Novels, Vol. 1

Tom Waits DVDs & Tom Waits Music Videos

1988 Big Time Fries Home

Other Tom Waits Vinyl and Tom Waits CD's: Appearances

Gavin Bryars Jesus' Blood Never Failed Me Yet (1993) Vocals, Performer
Cibo Matto Viva! La Woman (1996)
Richie Cole Hollywood Madness (1979) Vocals
Richie Cole Profile (1993) Composer
Dave Douglas Witness (2001) Vocals, Voices
Teddy Edwards Mississippi Lad (1991) Guitar, Vocals
Ramblin' Jack Elliott Friends of Mine (1998) Guitar, Vocals
Blind Boys of Alabama Go Tell It on the Mountain (2003) Vocals, Guest Appearance
Merle Haggard & The... Train Whistle Blues, Vol. 5:... (2001) Author
John Hammond, Jr. Wicked Grin (2001) Guitar, Handclapping, Producer
John Hammond Jr. Ready for Love (2003) Liner Notes
Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks Beatin' the Heat (2000) Vocals
Bart Hopkins & Various... Gravikords, Whirlies, and... (1996) Liner Notes
Jack Kerouac Reads on the Road (1999) Guitar, Percussion, Vocals
Eric Leeds Things Left Unsaid (1993) Composer
John Lurie Fishing with John [TV Soundtrack] (1998) Vocals
Bette Midler Broken Blossom (1977) Piano
Muse Hullabaloo Soundtrack (2002) Performer
Ken Nordine Best of Word Jazz, Vol. 1 (1990) Liner Notes
Ken Nordine Devout Catalyst (1992) Voices
Roy Orbison Black & White Night Live [Video] (1988) Keyboards
Roy Orbison Black & White Night Live (1989) Organ, Guitar
Roy Orbison Limited Edition Box Set (1998) Musician
Primus Sailing the Seas of Cheese (1991) Voices
Primus Antipop (1999) Vocals, Producer, Mellotron
Bonnie Raitt Home Plate (1975) Vocals, Vocals (bckgr)
The Rolling Stones Dirty Work (1986)
Sparklehorse It's a Wonderful Life (2001) Sounds
Jack Tempchin Jack Tempchin (1978) Songwriter
Thelonious Monster Beautiful Mess (1992) Performer
Tin Hat Trio Helium (2000) Performer
Chuck E. Weiss Extremely Cool (1999) Guitar, Vocals, Producer, Executive Producer
Hal Willner Stay Awake: Interpretations of... (1989) Vocals, Performer
Various Artists Lost in the Stars: The Music of... (1985) Vocals, Performer
Various Artists Red Hot + Blue: A Tribute to Cole... (1991) Percussion, Vocals, Producer, Performer

Interested in more Musicians?

Did you like our Aerosmith page? If so, you may also be interested in our Beatles Discography or Rolling Stones Biography pages. Or, if you prefer different musicians, how about our U2 Albums or Jimi Hendrix Albums?

Did you know we buy CDs online? In fact, we buy CDs, DVDs, AND Vinyl online, including Kenny Rogers Vinyl and Celtic Woman Vinyl, those looking to purchase music will need to visit our New Jersey bricks and mortar store.

When you visit us, you can buy Vinyl, CDs and video on DVD such as Chicago Records as well as Aerosmith Records. We are very interested in buying CDs such as My Chemical Romance CDs and The Band CDs to as well as many Music DVDs.

We are interested in adding your musician and album reviews and invite you to write for us as a Music Critic. For example, do you think you've got something interesting to say about specific Pink Floyd LPs or Led Zeppelin LPs or the musicians?


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