Tom Jones The Definitive Tom Jones 1964-2002 [Box Set]

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CD Details

  • Released: December 1, 2003
  • Label: Polygram Uk

Tracks:

  • 1.Little Lonely One
  • 2.Chills & Fever
  • 3.It's Not Unusual
  • 4.Spanish Harlem
  • 5.Some Other Guy
  • 6.Once Upon a Time
  • 7.With These Hands
  • 8.What's New Pussycat
  • 9.Thunderball
  • 10.Bama Lama Bama Loo
  • 11.To Make a Big Man Cry
  • 12.Little You
  • 13.Stop Breaking My Heart
  • 14.Once There Was a Time
  • 15.Not Responsible
  • 16.Begin the Beguine
  • 17.Taste of Honey
  • 18.If Ever I Would Leave You
  • 19.Green, Green Grass of Home
  • 20.Detroit
  • 21.Funny Familiar Forgotten Feelings
  • 22.Sixteen Tons
  • 23.He'll Have to Go
  • 24.(It Looks Like) I'll Never Fall in Love Again
  • 25.I'm Coming Home
  • 26.That Lucky Old Sun
  • 27.Land of 1000 Dances
  • 28.I Wake up Crying
  • 29.It's a Man's Man's Man's World
  • 30.You Keep Me Hangin' On
  • 31.Delilah
  • 32.Weeping Annaleah
  • 33.Just Out of Reach
  • 34.Help Yourself
  • 35.Minute of Your Time
  • 36.My Girl Maria
  • 37.Looking Out of My Window
  • 38.Can't Stop Loving You
  • 39.Love Me Tonight
  • 40.Fly Me to the Moon (In Other Words)
  • 41.Wichita Lineman
  • 42.Dock of the Bay
  • 43.Hey Jude
  • 44.That Wonderful Sound
  • 45.Without Love
  • 46.Daughter of Darkness
  • 47.I Can't Turn You Loose
  • 48.Let There Be Love
  • 49.I (Who Have Nothing)
  • 50.Lodi
  • 51.Try a Little Tenderness
  • 52.To Love Somebody
  • 53.She's a Lady
  • 54.Puppet Man
  • 55.Do What You Gotta Do
  • 56.In Dreams
  • 57.You're My World (Il Mio Mondo)
  • 58.Till
  • 59.Young New Mexican Puppeteer
  • 60.Witch Queen of New Orleans
  • 61.Tired of Being Alone
  • 62.If
  • 63.Letter to Lucille
  • 64.Ain't No Sunshine When She's Gone
  • 65.(If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don't Want to Be Right
  • 66.Today Is Starting Loving You Again
  • 67.Lean on Me
  • 68.Pledging My Love
  • 69.Right Place Wrong Time
  • 70.Rainin' in My Heart
  • 71.I Got Your Number
  • 72.Memories Don't Leave Like People Do
  • 73.Lusty Lady
  • 74.Darlin
  • 75.No Guarantee
  • 76.Boy From Nowhere
  • 77.Kiss
  • 78.Move Closer
  • 79.Carrying a Torch
  • 80.Gimme Shelter (New Model Army Ft Tom Jones)
  • 81.If I Only Knew
  • 82.Something For Your Head
  • 83.Girl Like You
  • 84.(Make Me Smile) Come up & See Me / You Can Leave Your Hat On / Lands of 1000 Dances
  • 85.Burning Down the House (Ft the Cardigans)
  • 86.Mama Told Me Not to Come (Ft the Stereophonics)
  • 87.Sexbomb (Ft Mousse T)
  • 88.Sometimes We Cry (Ft Van Morrison)
  • 89.Motherless Child (Ft Portishead)
  • 90.Black Beauty
  • 91.Letter (Ft Allure)
  • 92.Tom Jones International
  • 93.Younger Days

Product Description:

This four-disc retrospective anthology spans nearly 40 years in the career of Welsh singer Toots Thielemans. Over 90 tracks from the years 1964 to 2002 are accompanied by a 64-page booklet containing sleeve notes, photos, and discography.
The Definitive Tom Jones 1964-2002 pretty much fulfills the criteria most fans expect a multi-disc, career-spanning box set to satisfy. The four-CD, 93-track collection includes most of his chart hits -- and all of the big ones, though some minor entries get skipped over -- as well as a load of less familiar album tracks. Diehards might particularly rue the absence of the 1977 Top 20 single "Say You'll Stay Until Tomorrow," his cover of "Resurrection Shuffle" (which charted as a B-side in the U.S. in 1971), and his early single "This and That." Also, the sheer weight of material means that it's not nearly as concentrated in its power as a more concise greatest-hits collection. It becomes less and less interesting as it ventures beyond the early '70s, particularly on the last CD, taken up by a good number of clubby productions and celebrity duets from the 1990s and early 2000s. Still, Jones' remarkable voice remains at peak efficiency even on the fourth disc, something you can say of few other pop singers when they pass the half-century mark. And the collection does document his versatility in a number of genres -- rock & roll, soul, MOR pop, and country music -- as well as his willingness to tackle material from a wide assortment of major popular composers, from Paul Anka, Jimmy Webb, James Brown, and Burt Bacharach to Merle Travis, Mickey Newbury, John Barry, and his early manager, Gordon Mills. Wisely, it also heavily emphasizes his earliest and best work, tracks from his first decade as a recording artist taking up most of the first three discs. Those previously only well-versed in his hits will be pleased to find some unsung quality efforts here, like the punchy pop-soul of "Some Other Guy," the ballads "To Make a Big Man Cry" and "I Wake Up Crying," a snazzy rendition of "Begin the Beguine," the brooding funk of "Looking Out of My Window," and his cover of Solomon Burke's "Just Out of Reach (Of My Two Empty Arms)." Frankly, however, the material and production aren't always good or suited for his voice, doing much to expose the limitations of his blustery approach as well as to complement its strength. As for rarities, there aren't many, though it does include the Joe Meek-produced "Little Lonely One" (recorded before Jones signed with Decca, and belatedly released after Jones became a star) and his 1964 flop debut single, "Chills & Fever," his best pure rock & roll track. The lengthy historical essay by Peter Doggett in the bound-in booklet is good, but the track listings are more skeletal than they should be on a package of this magnitude, with no original release information beyond the years the songs were first issued. ~ Richie Unterberger

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  • UPC: 042288295723
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