Spirit In the Room
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||Tower of Song||Tom Jones||3:57||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Bad As Me||Tom Jones||3:33||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Traveling Shoes||Tom Jones||2:38||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||All Blues Hail Mary||Tom Jones||4:25||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Lone Pilgrim||Tom Jones||3:04||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Hit or Miss||Tom Jones||3:41||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Dimming of the Day||Tom Jones||3:01||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||(I Want To) Come Home||Tom Jones||3:16||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Love and Blessings||Tom Jones||4:23||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Soul of a Man||Tom Jones||3:49||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Just Dropped In||Tom Jones||4:36||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Charlie Darwin||Tom Jones||4:45||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||When the Deal Goes Down||Tom Jones||5:27||$1.29||View in iTunes|
For 2013's Spirit in the Room, Tom Jones and producer Ethan Johns aim for a set of relatively modern songs done as low-key and reflectively as a natural showman like Jones can do. 2010's Praise & Blame showed this team doing late-career wonders with blues and spirituals; the song's copyright dates put a few of them into the public-domain pile. Here, Leonard Cohen, Paul McCartney, Paul Simon, Tom Waits, Bob Dylan (again), and Richard Thompson are among the songwriters. Waits' "Bad As Me" shakes things out to an avant-rock core, while Thompson's "Dimming of the Day" resonates as a simple acoustic guitar–and–voice ballad. Cohen's "Tower of Song" is tailored for Jones' predicament as a man tied not to a table but to the stage, and Odetta's "Hit or Miss" has the kind of old wisdom and classic structure that Jones lives to deliver. The biggest surprise is hearing Paul McCartney's "(I Want To) Come Home" turned into a blues tune that sounds as if it came from Tom Waits' pen.
Tom Jones, looking forward to another great collection of hits from the Man himself.
It's Not Unusual
It's most usual, as in for a fortith release, one would think an extravaganza, but in his style another great offering.
sounds like another winner!
Loved "Praise And Blame," and the three tracks I've heard so far on this new one are all amazing. Like a fine wine, Mr. Jones gets better and better with age. How can he still sing like this at 71?
Born: June 7, 1940 in Pontypridd, Wales
Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s