by Tom Jones


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The Goldies label is dependable for one thing: you never know what you're going to get. This compilation by Tom Jones is a case in point. While there are some of his classic songs here such as "Delilah" and "She's a Lady," they are not the original versions. They're recorded with a big studio band with a funked up bassline and some cheesy keyboards with a bigger than God horn section and a doubled up female backing chorus. But those aren't the biggest surprises. Those come later, making this an almost indispensable collection. Some of the other cuts on this set are a killer -- if overblown -- version of the hard soul nugget "Knock on Wood," and that's just the beginning. Over a total of 14 cuts that all feel as if they were somehow recorded for television (since there is no info you'll never know), you get versions of the Beatles' "Let It Be," John Lennon's last single "(Just Like) Starting Over," the Eagles "Take It to the Limit," Eric Clapton's "Lay Down Sally," and Eddie Cooley's R&B classic "Fever!" But that's not all. "Let Your Love Flow," "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'," and Lionel Richie's "Endless Love," Otis Redding's "I Can't Turn You Loose," and Ronnie Bell's "Celebration" are here, too. This is an utterly surreal and vocally fantastic set of Tom Jones performances. His voice is in powerful form, and the arrangements for all their bombast are not all that distracting or out of line with what he's trying to put across. If you've already got the hits and wonder if there is anything else worth having, this baby is it.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/30/1998
Label: Polygram Int'l
UPC: 0042282048622
catalogNumber: 820486


  1. Delilah
  2. She's a Lady
  3. You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'
  4. Celebration
  5. Take It to the Limit
  6. Endless Love
  7. Knock on Wood
  8. Lay Down Sally
  9. Let Your Love Flow
  10. The Most Beautiful Girl in the World
  11. (Just Like) Starting Over
  12. I Can't Turn You Loose
  13. Let It Be
  14. Fever

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tom Jones   Primary Artist,Vocals

Technical Credits

Paul Anka   Composer
Steve Cropper   Composer
Eddie Floyd   Composer
Don Henley   Composer
John Lennon   Composer
Paul McCartney   Composer
Randy Meisner   Composer
Otis Redding   Composer
Lionel Richie   Composer
James "J.T." Taylor   Composer
Marcy Levy   Composer
Barry Mann   Composer
Phil Spector   Composer
Robert "Kool" Bell   Composer
Ronald Bell   Composer
Rory Michael Bourke   Composer
George "Funky" Brown   Composer
Eric Clapton   Composer
Glenn Frey   Composer
Robert "Spike" Mickens   Composer
Billy Sherrill   Composer
George Terry   Composer
Dennis "D.T." Thomas   Composer
Earl Toon   Composer
Cynthia Weil   Composer
Norris Wilson   Composer
John Davenport   Composer
Eddie Cooley   Composer
Reed   Composer
Larry E. Williams   Composer
Barry Mason   Composer
Eumir Deodato   Composer
Claydes Smith   Composer

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