Ooh, looky-here... Steve Earle’s new CD came out on Tuesday. And it includes his cover of Tom Waits’s “Way Down in the Hole.”
Yep, this version will be the main-title music for the fifth (and final) season of HBO’s “The Wire,” premiering in January.
It’s a hot track, y’all. The entire album, “Washington Square Serenade,” was produced by John King, one half of the Dust Brothers (who produced “Paul’s Boutique” and “Odelay”).
To hear “Way Down in the Hole” on my Vox audio stash, click here.
You can purchase this track from iTunes or (as I did for the first time) from Amazon.com.
FYI, there’s a FREE MP3 of another song off the album – “City of Immigrants” – available through Minnesota Public Radio. But you’ll have to move quickly to snag that one; MPR’s free tracks are only up for a few days.