Tom Jones - PRAISE & BLAME Now Available
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“…Tom Jones’s brilliant new album, ‘Praise and Blame’ is what his mighty voice is made for” - Evening Standard (UK)
"Jones delivers one of the albums of his career. This is classy stuff”
- Music Week (UK)
Lost Highway Records releases Praise & Blame, the extraordinary new album from the legendary Tom Jones. Jones has collaborated with producer Ethan Johns (Kings of Leon, Rufus Wainwright, Laura Marling) to release a captivating collection of songs drawn from the American spiritual, blues and contemporary repertoire. Praise & Blame is a stripped-down, gritty, soul-bearing album from an artist with a successful, multi-genre recording career that spans five decades.
Jones celebrated his 70th birthday on June 7 this year. One would never guess that he has reached such a milestone when hearing the power, restraint and clarity he presents in his renditions of songs by Susan Werner, Bob Dylan and John Lee Hooker. Traditional repertoire from the works of The Staple Singers, Mahalia Jackson and Sister Rosetta Tharpe are also given unique, fervent interpretations by a world-renowned voice that is at the top of its game. This is Tom Jones as you’ve never heard him before.
Jones and producer/guitarist Johns recorded Praise & Blame in live sessions at Real World Studios in Bath, England with a small band that consisted of Johns on guitar, Jeremy Stacey on drums and Dave Bronze on bass. Guests include Booker T. Jones, BJ Cole and Gillian Welch.
To view Tom’s captivating performance of Bob Dylan’s “What Good Am I” on Later with Jools Holland go to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3-2oAzJ_h0&feature=related
To view EPK footage of Tom Jones & Ethan Johns in the studio, go to http://www.youtube.com/user/OfficialTomJones.
See Praise & Blame Track Listing Below
Tom Jones - Praise & Blame
1. “What Good Am I”
2. “Lord Help”
3. “Did Trouble Me”
4. “Strange Things”
5. “Burning Hell”
6. “If I Give My Soul”
7. “Don’t Knock”
8. “Nobody’s Fault But Mine”
9. “Didn’t It Rain”
10. “Ain’t No Grave”
11. “Run On”
For more information on Tom Jones, please contact
Jim Flammia at All Eyes Media (615) 227-2770, firstname.lastname@example.org or Fount Lynch at Lost Highway (615) 524-7848, email@example.com