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Reloaded: Greatest Hits
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Reloaded: Greatest Hits
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
 
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Tom Jones all but invented saucy power pop back before the sixties even started to swing when his second single "It's Not Unusual" rocketed up the UK charts in 1965. After that initial triumph the singer never looked back,...  more »

     
   
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All Artists: Tom Jones
Title: Reloaded: Greatest Hits
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 2
Label: Utv Records
Release Date: 10/14/2003
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
Styles: Dance Pop, Oldies, Vocal Pop, Traditional Vocal Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 602498120699

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Tom Jones all but invented saucy power pop back before the sixties even started to swing when his second single "It's Not Unusual" rocketed up the UK charts in 1965. After that initial triumph the singer never looked back, tying his hair back with a thin black ribbon and putting some rather expressive body English into his stage moves, which assured that the stage floor would be routinely pelted with various undergarments pitched by enthusiastic fans. Almost four decades later both Jones and his audience are no less fervent as Wales' second-most famous export runs through his extensive and varied songbook, still imbuing his old chestnuts like "What's New Pussycat?" and "Delilah" with a sense of naughty fun and irony. But Jones is at his best while giving the latest generation of rockers a run for their money, as he pairs up with the likes of Wyclef Jean, the Sterophonics, Art of Noise, the Cardigans, and Mousse T; as he overhauls staid tired standards like "Mama Told Me (Not To Come)" or "Baby It's Cold Outside" with his arch humor and gutsy delivery. Prince's "Kiss" crackles with an inner light that even the great Minneapolis savant didn?t intend, while his duet with Portishead is as cold and disturbing as a grave. A must have album. --Jaan Uhelszki

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PHIL Y. from CENTERVILLE, OH
Reviewed on 3/8/2011...
What can I say about a cd that has every song that made Tom Jones who he is today. There's plenty to enjoy here--from his early hits("It's Not Unusual" which was a #1 Hit and launched his career), to current hits like "Thunderball" which I heard resurrected his career at that time. What a voice, what an attitude, and what stylish songs of all kinds! Enjoy this cd. I enjoy it every time I turn it on!

CD Reviews

Call it Tom Jones' later Hits
T. C Lane | Marina, CA USA | 10/18/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Six of these 19 songs are from 1999's "Reload", which was a smash in Europe, but never released in the U.S. 2 others come from Jones' European-only 2002 CD that was co-Produced by Wyclef Jean. The Wyclef cuts are the weakest of the newer songs. Track 12 is from 1994's "The Lead and How To Swing It" CD. That leaves 9 hits that everyone knows. Because this CD concentrates on Tom Jones' most recent output, it's missing a "Daughter Of Darkness", "Without Love" and "I'll Never Fall In Love Again." And once again we get a Tom Jones Best of that doesn't have his 1977 Top 15 hit (and #1 Country single), "Say You'll Stay Until Tomorrow." You can find the latter on Curb's Greatest Songs CD. So, it would have been better if the compilers had stuck to a Greatest Hits formula that covers his 80's and beyond tracks. So don't call this definitive. Super brief liner notes and a few pictures are all you get for the CD booklet. If you're curious as to what Tom Jones has been up to recently this is worth a spin. But you're better off investing in a copy of "Reload" and sticking with your other Jones CD collections."
The voice, the man, the power...
DanD | 11/29/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Okay, I'm not a long-time Tom Jones fan. In fact, I like country music (which is why I absolutely loved "Green, Green Grass of Home," by the way). However, Tom Jones is one of those guys who transcends genres. And I'm living proof that even a country boy knows how to get it on!Okay, after that corny statement (I'm not too sure what it means, either), let me tell you about the music of this CD. If you're a Tom Jones fan, this review is probably pointless; you know the quality of the music you're going to get, and you're anxious to get it. If you're new, like me, then you might want to read on.The album's three best (in my opinion) are: "It's Not Unusual" (of course), "Kiss" (a little pop, but hey, he's versitile), and "Sometimes We Cry" (a duet with Van Morrison, a stellar performance from both men). Okay. I won't go into each song by detail; there's 19 of them, and that could take a while. Let me just describe to you the range of styles this man has: from the classics "She's a Lady" and "What's New Pussycat," to the pop "Kiss," to the rockers "Mama Told Me Not To Come" and "Burning Down the House," to the hiphop of "Tom Jones International" and "Black Betty," to the country of "Green Green Grass of Home" and "Without Love," to the blues of "Motherless Child." He even gets a little spy action with the theme to "Thunderball."Quite a guy.Except for the Van Morrison duet, Jones is best when he's on his own. Still, you should enjoy these songs; they're timeless, they're priceless, and they are truly classics. Tom Jones: one heck of a performer, one heck of a guy, one dandy album."