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Released to coincide with his Lifetime Achievement award at the 2003 BRIT Awards, Greatest Hits brings together some of Tom Jones's biggest songs to one CD, including favourites such as "Delilah", "It's Not Unusual", "Kiss", "Mama Told Me Not to Come" and "Green, Green Grass of Home". Combining both the old and new high points of his decades-long career in music, this is an essential introduction to this classic singer and national treasure. --Ted Kord
'Greatest Hits' is the first Tom Jones compilation to feature his 1960's hits alongside material such as 'Sex Bomb' from his spell on Gut Records. The two no.1 singles - 'It's Not Unusual' (1965) and 'Green Green Grass Of Home' (1966) - are included.
Tom Jones Gold is the highly recommended 2 CD album with 42 killer tracks which feature on the discs hits from the sixties and seventies including “It's not unusual”, “What's new pussycat”, “Green Green Grass of Home”, “Funny familiar forgotten feelings”, “I'll never fall in love again”, “Detroit city”, “I'm coming home”, “Help yourself”, “A minute of your time”, “Delilah”, “Love me tonight”, “Without love”, “Daughter of darkness”, “I Who Have Nothing”, “She's a Lady, “Till” and “The Young New Mexican Puppeteer”. This is a cross section of the range and talents which are Tom Jones.
Greatest Hits – Rediscovered is a musical timeline of hit singles spanning almost five decades, released in a year that saw Sir Tom Jones celebrate his 70th birthday and bask in the plaudits afforded his album Praise & Blame. …Rediscovered is a collection of singles running from his first number one "It’s Not Unusual" back in 1964, the hits from the 60s ("What’s New Pussycat", "Thunderball", "Green Green Grass Of Home" and "Delilah"), the likes of "She’s A Lady" from the 70s, through to more recent successes that reignited global interest in an artist that to date has over 100 million records worldwide, like the reworked Prince classic "Kiss", the rocking "Mama Told Me Not To Come" or "What Good Am I".
Greatest Love Songs
This highly recommended album really does deliver Tom Jones as the absolute ballad singer.
There are seventeen wonderful love songs whereby any true Tom Jones fan could never be disappointed with his varied selection. The sound quality is great and Tom's excellent voice is outstanding.
Tracks on the album include :- It's Not Unusual - Hello Young Lovers - I'm Coming Home - Help Yourself - Love Me Tonight and many others. Tom's golden voice makes it a pleasure to your ears and listening will make this album unmissable.
Recorded in July 2001, Tom Jones's high-voltage return to his roots in Live at Cardiff Castle, featuring more than two hours of hits spanning four decades, certainly set the grounds of Cardiff Castle--and 10,000 fans--alight. As a singer, Jones has always played a canny game. He's proved particularly adept at reinventing himself as an avuncular costar for today's young singers, bumping and grinding through hip-hop and rhythm and blues without neglecting the brassy novelty numbers which set him on the path to stardom back in the 1960s. The voice has survived the years virtually intact. Subtlety was never exactly a Tom Jones trademark and everything is attacked with the stops full out. All the hits are here: "Delilah" and "What's New Pussycat" are interspersed with "Burning Down the House" and a "Sex Bomb" which really zips along.
The hips might not be as snake-like as they once were and the pouring sweat is testimony to the effort required by gyrations which would test a much younger man. But when he sails into "The Green Green Grass of Home", it sounds like a deserved paean both to his staying power and a charisma which genuinely appeals across the generations. --Piers Ford
Celebrity biographer Gwen Russell traces Tom's phenomenal journey from his first South Wales gigs as an unsigned frontman, to his breakthrough hit "It's Not Unusual" and beyond to his superstardom as the voice behind "What's new pussycat," "Delilah," and "She's a Lady." But it has not all been plain sailing for the legendary Grammy Award–winning entertainer whose shows are renowned for panties-hurling frenzies. Tom was struck down by tuberculosis and bed-ridden for almost a year; he has had affairs, lost his longtime manager to cancer, and ridden the quiet times in his career to come out on top. His collaborations reads like a who's who of pop and rock history and includes Johnny Cash, the Bee Gees, Robbie Williams, Pavarotti, and The Cardigans. This informative and affectionate account includes recollections from famous friends, relatives, and contemporaries.
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