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Surrounded by Time
Tom Jones - Surrounded by Time cover art.png
Studio album by
Released23 April 2021 (2021-04-23)
Recorded2019 – March 2020
Studio
Genre
Length61:43
Label
ProducerEthan Johns
Tom Jones chronology
Long Lost Suitcase
(2015)
Surrounded by Time
(2021)
Singles from Surrounded by Time
  1. "Talking Reality Television Blues"
    Released: 15 January 2021
  2. "No Hole in My Head"
    Released: 27 January 2021
  3. "One More Cup of Coffee"
    Released: 18 March 2021
  4. "Pop Star"
    Released: 9 April 2021
Singles from Surrounded by Time (The Hourglass Edition)
  1. "Not Dark Yet"
    Released: 19 October 2021

Surrounded by Time is the 41st studio album by Welsh singer Tom Jones, released on 23 April 2021 through EMI Records internationally and S-Curve Records in the United States. It is Jones' fourth covers album produced by Ethan Johns, whom he has worked with since 2009. It was supported by the singles "Talking Reality Television Blues", "No Hole in My Head", "One More Cup of Coffee", and "Pop Star". The album received positive reviews from critics, with much praise being directed towards Jones' vocals at 80 years of age as well as the selection of songs for the album. It debuted at number one in the United Kingdom, making Jones the oldest male to earn a number-one UK album, and charted within the top 25 in five other countries.

Background

Tom Jones began working with record producer Ethan Johns, who had worked with acts such as Kings of Leon, Joe Cocker, and Crowded House, in 2009. Johns had told Island Records that he wanted to work with Jones the most, and the label eventually brought the two together. Their first album together, Praise & Blame (2010), consisted of cover versions of gospel songs to the tune of American roots music.[1] They recorded a follow-up album of more gospel covers, Spirit in the Room, which was released in 2012.[2] In the same year, Jones joined The Voice UK as one of the show's first four vocal coaches.[3] Jones and Johns later recorded their third album together, Long Lost Suitcase, and released it in 2015.[4]

While on his tour supporting Long Lost Suitcase, Jones' wife Linda Rose Woodward was diagnosed with cancer, causing Jones to cancel his tour dates for the foreseeable future. Woodward eventually died from the cancer in April 2016.[5] Afterward, Jones followed Woodward's advice and sold their Los Angeles mansion, subsequently moving to a flat in London.[6] Prior to her death, Woodward encouraged Jones to continue recording and performing music after her passing. Jones recalled in a 2021 interview with HMV that he was originally unable to perform following her death, saying that "I didn’t know if I could sing. When you get too emotional, your voice doesn't work ... It knocked me completely off balance".[7]

Recording

After Jones had recovered from his wife's passing, he resumed touring and continued for a few years. He gathered his son, Mark Woodward, along with Johns and a group of session musicians to begin recording a new album in 2019. They recorded the album into 2020 with Jones finishing the last of the album's vocals immediately prior to the beginning of a lockdown caused by the increased severity of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United Kingdom.[7] The album was primarily recorded at Monnow Valley Studio in Rockfield, Monmouthshire, marking the first time that Jones had recorded music in his home country of Wales,[7] and Real World Studios in Box, Wiltshire. Additional recording took place at Johns' Three Crows East studio in Wiltshire and the Bert Jansch Studio in Frome. The Bert Jansch Studio was also where the album was mixed.[8] The recording sessions saw changes in the way some songs were originally planned to turn out; "I'm Growing Old" eventually turned out to be only Jones accompanied by a piano player and "Ol' Mother Earth" was done in a spoken word manner as opposed to being sung. Similar to most of Jones' past songs, "This Is the Sea" was completed in one take.[7]

Promotion and release

The announcement of Surrounded by Time came on 15 January 2021, with its release date and track listing being revealed. On the same day, Jones' cover version of "Talking Reality Television Blues", originally written by Todd Snider, was released as the album's lead single, with a music video for the song being released in conjunction.[9] The album's second single, "No Hole in My Head", originally written by Malvina Reynolds, was released roughly two weeks later on 27 January alongside a music video.[10] He performed the song live on The Graham Norton Show two days later and was briefly interviewed by Norton after the performance.[11] The third single from the album, "One More Cup of Coffee", originally written by Bob Dylan, was released on 18 March.[12] The fourth and final pre-release single released from the album, "Pop Star", originally written by Cat Stevens, was released on 9 April alongside a music video.[13]

Surrounded by Time was released through EMI Records internationally and S-Curve Records in the United States. Its release on digital music platforms and physical releases through EMI came on 23 April 2021. Physically, the album was sold as a CD,[14] 12-inch black vinyl,[15] and cassette.[16] Each physical version of the album was allowed to be bundled with a T-shirt displaying the album's cover art through Jones' official website.[17] For the Japanese CD release, Jones' 1965 recording of "It's Not Unusual" was included as a bonus track.[18] A non-import version of the CD release for United States markets was released on 7 May through S-Curve.[19] A repackaged expanded edition of Surrounded by Time, named The Hourglass Edition, was announced on 19 October 2021. The re-release includes an additional disc comprising a cover version of Bob Dylan's "Not Dark Yet", a new composition titled "One Hell of a Life", four live performances of Surrounded by Time tracks at Shepherd's Bush Empire, and an interview with Jones and Peter Paphides. The cover of "Not Dark Yet" was released as a single on the day of the announcement.[20] The Hourglass Edition was released on 3 December 2021 through EMI. Alongside a digital release, it received a standard double-CD release[21] as well a deluxe box set release, designed as a 7-inch gatefold package that includes a booklet and additional art cards.[22]

On 3 September 2022, Jones performed "I Won't Crumble With You If You Fall" on The Voice UK.[23][24] Within 24 hours, the song had peaked on the UK iTunes chart at number 1.[25]

Reception

Critical

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
AnyDecentMusic?7.5/10[26]
Metacritic83/100[27]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic[28]
Clash8/10[29]
The Daily Telegraph[30]
DIY[31]
The Guardian[32]
The Independent[33]
Mojo[34]
musicOMH[35]
The Times[36]
Uncut8/10[37]

Surrounded by Time received positive reviews from critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalised rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream publications, the album received a weighted average score of 83, based on 9 reviews, indicating "universal acclaim".[27] Critics mainly praised Jones' vocal ability at a late point in his career as well as the songs selected to be covered for the album.

The Daily Telegraph's Neil McCormick awarded the album five out of five stars, lauding Jones' vocal ability at 80 years of age. He also applauded the selection of songs for the album, calling the performance of "I'm Growing Old" in particular "a powerful statement in this age-defying business. Jones turns it into an act of gentle if sorrowful surrender."[30] Writing for musicOMH, Ben Hogwood praised Jones' vocals, saying that he is "expressing more emotion than he probably has at any point in his career," as well as Ethan Johns' production and the instrumental performances by the session musicians. He also considered the album to be more than a standard covers album, stating "it is more a series of songs that Jones and his cohorts have taken into the repair shop, stripped down to the bare bones, and rebuilt in the shape of their new front man."[35]

Lisa Wright of DIY also considered it to go beyond a typical covers album, writing that "ostensibly a covers collection ... it instead comes across as something of a send off - a release that embraces the gravitas and legacy of Tom’s life and attempts to tie up the loose ends.[31] Clash Music praised Jones for pushing boundaries on the album, calling Surrounded by Time a "12 strong song cycle that finds Tom Jones doing exactly as he pleases. It’s an extraordinary balancing act, another vital page in this remarkable ongoing chapter."[29] Writing for AllMusic, Thom Jurek called the album "magnificent" and said that it is "redolent with wisdom and a raging lust for life that is free of camp. It offers abundant proof that despite the passing of years, Jones has lost none his power or swagger."[28] The Independent's Helen Brown thoroughly enjoyed the album, calling Jones "an ongoing triumph of hope and experience."[33]

The Guardian's Alexis Petridis wrote a less favourable review of the album, but still enjoyed parts of it; he praised certain cover versions while stating "the other experiments are a mixed bag." He additionally praised Jones' desire to freely record whatever he pleases despite being primarily known for "belting out 'It's Not Unusual' at Hampton Court Palace and the Rhyl Events Arena".[32]

Commercial

In the United Kingdom, Surrounded by Time debuted at number one on the albums chart;[38] it was considered to be on track for a number-one debut during the midweek chart update.[39] In its first week, it sold 14,936 copies, with 13,243 of those being physical sales.[40] This marked Jones' fourth number-one UK album in his career, his first since Reload in 1999. This feat also made Jones both the oldest male to earn a number-one UK album and the oldest artist ever to earn a number-one UK album with an album of newly recorded material, overtaking Bob Dylan, who topped the chart at 79 years old in June 2020 with Rough and Rowdy Ways.[38] Additionally, Surrounded by Time was the best-selling album of the week in terms of both physical and download sales.[41][42] The album remained in the top-5 after its second week of release, falling to No. 5.[43]

Track listing

Surrounded by Time track listing[8]
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."I Won't Crumble with You If You Fall"Bernice Johnson Reagon3:16
2."The Windmills of Your Mind"Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman, Michel Legrand4:43
3."Pop Star"Cat Stevens4:00
4."No Hole in My Head"Malvina Reynolds4:08
5."Talking Reality Television Blues"Todd Snider6:29
6."I Won't Lie"Paul Butler, Michael Kiwanuka4:28
7."This Is the Sea"Mike Scott7:11
8."One More Cup of Coffee"Bob Dylan3:45
9."Samson and Delilah"Traditional (arranged by Ethan Johns, Tom Jones, Mark Woodward)5:06
10."Ol' Mother Earth"Tony Joe White5:16
11."I'm Growing Old"Bobby Cole4:14
12."Lazarus Man"Terry Callier9:07
Total length:61:43
Japanese edition bonus track[18]
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
13."It's Not Unusual"Gordon Mills, Les Reed2:03
Total length:63:46
The Hourglass Edition bonus disc[21]
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Not Dark Yet"Dylan3:53
2."One Hell of a Life"Katell Keineg5:22
3."I Won't Crumble with You If You Fall" (Live from Shepherd's Bush Empire)Reagon4:56
4."Samson and Delilah" (Live from Shepherd's Bush Empire)Traditional (arr. Johns, Jones, Woodward)5:43
5."Ol' Mother Earth" (Live from Shepherd's Bush Empire)White4:57
6."This Is the Sea" (Live from Shepherd's Bush Empire)Scott6:18
7."In Conversation with Pete Paphides"N/A16:55
Total length:109:47

Personnel

Personnel adapted from album liner notes and Tidal credits.[8][44]

Charts

Chart performance for Surrounded by Time
Chart (2021)Peak
position
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[45]13
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[46]14
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[47]191
Czech Albums (ČNS IFPI)[48]54
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[49]17
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[50]24
Irish Albums (IRMA)[51]62
Scottish Albums (OCC)[52]1
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[53]14
UK Albums (OCC)[54]1
US Top Album Sales (Billboard)[55]68

Release history

ReleaseRegionDateFormatLabelCatalogue no.
Surrounded by TimeVarious23 April 2021CDEMIEMICD 2021[14]
12-inch vinylEMIV 2021[15]
CassetteEMIMC 2021[16]
20UMGIM88837[49]
JapanCDUICY-15987[18]
United States
  • Download
  • streaming
S-Curve4050538674811[56]
7 May 2021CD4050538681352[19]
Surrounded by Time
(The Hourglass Edition)
Various3 December 2021EMIEMICDY 2021[21]
CD box setEMICDX 2021[22]
  • Download
  • streaming
21UMGIM66100

Notes and references

Notes

  1. ^ Additional recording at Three Crows East in Wiltshire and Bert Jansch Studio in Frome.

References

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The Complete Decca Studio Albums Collection (Tom Jones) ¦ Surrounded By Time ¦ Surrounded By Time: The Hourglass Edition

Tom Jones auf Wikipedia (oder andere Quellen):

Tom Jones (2018)

Tom Jones (eigentlich Sir Thomas John Woodward OBE, * 7. Juni 1940 in Pontypridd) ist ein britischer Sänger. Sein Repertoire umfasst unter anderem Popmusik, R&B, Country-Musik, Soul und Gospel. In seiner mehr als 55 Jahre dauernden Karriere hat er über 100 Millionen Tonträger verkauft.

Er hatte 36 Top-40-Erfolge in Großbritannien und 19 in den Vereinigten Staaten. Zu den größten Hits des Grammy-Preisträgers gehören It's Not Unusual, What's New Pussycat?, Green, Green Grass of Home, Delilah und Sex Bomb.

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Tom Jones wurde 1940 im Stadtteil Treforest der walisischen Stadt Pontypridd als Sohn des Bergmanns Thomas Woodward (1910–1981) und Freda Jones (1914–2003) geboren.

1957 heiratete er Melinda Rose „Linda“ Trenchard; ihr gemeinsamer Sohn wurde im selben Jahr geboren. Melinda starb im April 2016 an den Folgen einer Krebserkrankung.[1] Aus einer Affäre mit einem amerikanischen Model hat er einen 1988 geborenen Sohn.[2][3]

Karriere

Tom Jones und Janis Joplin (1969)
Tom Jones Fußabdruck auf dem Walk of Fame Europe in Rotterdam

Er arbeitete zunächst als Staubsaugervertreter, versuchte aber schon 1963 eine Karriere als Sänger mit der Beat-Band Tommy Scott and the Senators. In diesem Jahr nahm er sieben Stücke in Joe Meeks Studio auf, die aber erst 1965 nach seinem ersten großen Erfolg veröffentlicht wurden. Die Band war nicht sehr erfolgreich, und so entschloss sich Jones zu einer Solokarriere.

Als Clubsänger tingelte er zunächst abends unter dem Pseudonym „Tiger Tom“ (der Spitzname „Tiger“ ist bis heute geblieben) durch die walisischen Arbeiterkneipen und ab 1964 durch die Londoner Bars. Dort fiel er dem Manager Gordon Mills auf, der mit ihm Platten produzierte und ihm den neuen Künstlernamen „Tom Jones“ verpasste (nach dem damals populären Film über einen Frauenheld). Die erste Single Chills and Fever floppte, doch schon der Nachfolgetitel It’s Not Unusual landete als Nummer 1 in den britischen Charts. Es folgten viele Hits.

1965 sang er die Titelsongs zu den Filmen Was gibt’s Neues, Pussy? (What’s New, Pussycat?) und Feuerball (Thunderball). Auch in Deutschland hatte er große Erfolge. Er kam 1968 mit Delilah und Help Yourself zweimal auf Platz 1 der deutschen Hitlisten. Er spielte erfolgreich mit seinem Sexappeal, trat in hautengen Hosen und mit weit geöffneten Hemden auf, die seine üppige Brustbehaarung zeigten. Seine Live-Konzerte waren ausverkauft und mit kreischenden Mädchen und Frauen überfüllt.

Anfang der 1970er Jahre zog Jones nach Las Vegas, wo er in Clubshows auftrat. In jener Zeit hatte er sich auf Country-Pop spezialisiert, was ihm einige Hits einbrachte. Danach wurde es etwas stiller um ihn. 1987 tauchte er mit dem Song A Boy from Nowhere erneut in der britischen Hitparade auf. 1988 coverte er zusammen mit den Electronic-Avantgardisten Art of Noise die Prince-Komposition Kiss. 1991 sang er im Duett mit Van Morrison Carrying a Torch. 1993 hatte er in der NBC-Fernsehserie Der Prinz von Bel-Air (Staffel 3, Folge 18) einen Gastauftritt als Carltons Schutzengel.

1994 moderierte Jones die ersten MTV Europe Music Awards in Berlin, und 1996 hatte er einen selbstironischen Auftritt in dem Film Mars Attacks! von Tim Burton. 2000 landete er den von Mousse T. geschriebenen und produzierten Hit Sex Bomb und bot mit dem Album Reload 1999/2000 eine Mischung von Duetten, so mit Nina Persson von den Cardigans, Robbie Williams, den Stereophonics und den Manic Street Preachers. Die Coverversion des Talking-Heads-Titels Burning Down the House zusammen mit Nina Persson wurde international erfolgreich und erreichte Platz 10 in den britischen Charts.

Jones wurde 2006 von Königin Elisabeth II. zum Knight Bachelor geschlagen; durch diese Nobilitierung lautet seine Anrede seitdem Sir Thomas. Im November 2008 veröffentlichte Jones sein 25. Studioalbum, 24 Hours. Für dieses Album war er erstmals selbst als Songschreiber tätig. Kara DioGuardi steuerte mit Give a Little Love ein Stück bei, und mit The Hitter von Bruce Springsteen findet sich ein weiterer Coversong auf dem Album. Jones ist seit der ersten Staffel 2012 Jurymitglied und Coach in der britischen Gesangs-Castingshow The Voice UK, die auf BBC One ausgestrahlt wird.

Filmografie (Auswahl)

Diskografie

Studioalben

JahrTitelHöchstplatzierung, Gesamtwochen, AuszeichnungChartplatzierungenChartplatzierungen[4][5]
(Jahr, Titel, Plat­zie­rungen, Wo­chen, Aus­zeich­nungen, Anmer­kungen)
Anmerkungen
 DE AT CH UK US
1965Along Came Jones
It’s Not Unusual (nur US)
UK11
Gold
Gold

(5 Wo.)UK
US54
(42 Wo.)US
Erstveröffentlichung: 21. Mai 1965
US-Version enthält 11 der 16 Titel des UK-Albums plus einen zusätzlichen Titel
What’s New, Pussycat?US114
(5 Wo.)US
Erstveröffentlichung: September 1965
1966A-tom-ic JonesUK23
(8 Wo.)UK
Erstveröffentlichung: 14. Januar 1966
From the HeartUK23
(8 Wo.)UK
Erstveröffentlichung: September 1966
1967Green, Green Grass of HomeDE35
(2 Wo.)DE
UK3
Silber
Silber

(49 Wo.)UK
US65
Gold
Gold

(45 Wo.)US
Erstveröffentlichung: 3. März 1967
13 Smash HitsDE6
(8 Wo.)DE
UK5
(49 Wo.)UK
Erstveröffentlichung: Dezember 1967
1968DelilahDE2
(7 Wo.)DE
UK1
(29 Wo.)UK
Erstveröffentlichung: 12. Juli 1968
The Tom Jones Fever ZoneUS14
Gold
Gold

(82 Wo.)US
Erstveröffentlichung: 1968
Help YourselfDE7
(5 Wo.)DE
UK4
(9 Wo.)UK
US5
Gold
Gold

(54 Wo.)US
Erstveröffentlichung: November 1968
1969This Is Tom JonesDE9
(4 Wo.)DE
UK2
(20 Wo.)UK
US4
Gold
Gold

(43 Wo.)US
Erstveröffentlichung: Juni 1969
1970TomUK4
(18 Wo.)UK
US6
Gold
Gold

(26 Wo.)US
Erstveröffentlichung: April 1970
I Who Have NothingUK10
(10 Wo.)UK
US23
Gold
Gold

(40 Wo.)US
Erstveröffentlichung: November 1970
1971She’s a LadyDE34
(2 Wo.)DE
UK9
(7 Wo.)UK
US17
Gold
Gold

(20 Wo.)US
Erstveröffentlichung: Mai 1971
1972Close UpUK17
(4 Wo.)UK
US64
(20 Wo.)US
Erstveröffentlichung: Juni 1972
1973The Body and Soul of Tom JonesUK31
(1 Wo.)UK
US93
(10 Wo.)US
Erstveröffentlichung: Juni 1973
1977Say You’ll Stay Until TomorrowUS76
(16 Wo.)US
Erstveröffentlichung: 1977
1978I’m Coming HomeUK12
Gold
Gold

(9 Wo.)UK
Erstveröffentlichung: 1978
1981Darlin’US179
(3 Wo.)US
Erstveröffentlichung: 1981
1989At This MomentUK34
(3 Wo.)UK
Erstveröffentlichung: 1989
After DarkUK46
(4 Wo.)UK
Erstveröffentlichung: 1989
1991Carrying a TorchUK44
(4 Wo.)UK
Erstveröffentlichung: 1991
1994The Lead and How to Swing ItDE81
(5 Wo.)DE
AT35
(3 Wo.)AT
UK55
(2 Wo.)UK
Erstveröffentlichung: 1994
1999ReloadDE3
Platin
Platin

(47 Wo.)DE
AT3
Platin
Platin

(38 Wo.)AT
CH5
Platin
Platin

(39 Wo.)CH
UK1
Vierfachplatin
×4
Vierfachplatin

(69 Wo.)UK
Erstveröffentlichung: 16. September 1999
2002Mr. JonesDE78
(1 Wo.)DE
AT58
(3 Wo.)AT
CH62
(6 Wo.)CH
UK36
(3 Wo.)UK
Erstveröffentlichung: 10. Dezember 2002
2004Tom Jones & Jools HollandUK5
Gold
Gold

(15 Wo.)UK
Erstveröffentlichung: 27. September 2004
mit Jools Holland
200824 HoursDE70
(3 Wo.)DE
AT61
(2 Wo.)AT
CH94
(1 Wo.)CH
UK32
Gold
Gold

(7 Wo.)UK
US105
(3 Wo.)US
Erstveröffentlichung: 2008
2010Praise & BlameDE37
(7 Wo.)DE
AT9
(8 Wo.)AT
CH51
(4 Wo.)CH
UK2
Gold
Gold

(15 Wo.)UK
US79
(3 Wo.)US
Erstveröffentlichung: 26. Juli 2010
2012Spirit in the RoomDE95
(1 Wo.)DE
AT60
(3 Wo.)AT
UK8
(5 Wo.)UK
Erstveröffentlichung: 21. Mai 2012
2015Long Lost SuitcaseUK17
(4 Wo.)UK
Erstveröffentlichung: 9. Oktober 2015
2021Surrounded by TimeDE24
(2 Wo.)DE
AT13
(2 Wo.)AT
CH14
(3 Wo.)CH
UK1
(5 Wo.)UK
Erstveröffentlichung: 23. April 2021

grau schraffiert: keine Chartdaten aus diesem Jahr verfügbar

Literatur

  • Tom Jones: Over the Top and Back: Die Autobiografie. Heyne Verlag, 2016, ISBN 978-3-453-20112-5.
  • Lucy Ellis, Bryony Sutherland: Tom Jones, der Tiger aus Wales (engl. Tom Jones close up). Hannibal Verlag, 2000, ISBN 3-85445-183-0.

Quellen

  1. Tom Jones' wife Lady Melinda Rose Woodward dies, The Guardian vom 11. April 2016
  2. Tom Jones admits he is father of US singer. In: Wales Online. 14. Dezember 2008, abgerufen am 8. April 2021.
  3. Jetzt packt Tom Jones' obdachloser Sohn (30) über seinen Vater aus. In: rtl.de. 8. Juni 2008, abgerufen am 8. April 2021.
  4. Chartquellen: DE AT CH UK US
  5. The Billboard Albums von Joel Whitburn, 6th Edition, Record Research 2006, ISBN 0-89820-166-7.

Weblinks

Commons: Tom Jones – Sammlung von Bildern

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