The Complete Decca Studio Albums (17 CD Box-Set) CD 2012. Praise & Blame is the 39th studio album by Welsh musician Tom Jones, released 26 July 2010. On the other hand, for those who have kept up with his recent activity, Praise & Blame seemed inevitable with Sir Tom’s appearance in Martin Scorsese’s The Blues being the big clue. Genres: Country Gospel, Americana. By Paul Sexton. 274 129-7; CD). By Paul Sexton. In March 2006, he was proclaimed a knight with the blessing of the Queen. Praise & Blame, an Album by Tom Jones. NEW YORK, N.Y. Much had been made of the leaked pre-release memo from Island’s vice-president, which called this masterpiece a “sick joke.” Just another example that there are tin ears at the top of the music business, but more than that, the statement is proof that high-rise living can suck the life out of you and that the meek -- of which Jones is now officially a member -- shall win in the end. Tom Jones performs 'Burning Hell' in an intimate session for O2 He's 70 years old. For those who think Tom Jones is nothing but kitsch, camp, and sex appeal, this rootsy, … Glanzlichter. Jede Menge Gospel, Country und Blues – überzeugt euch von Jones' neuem Sound: Weitere Musik von Tom Jones. Tom Jones came back to the charts leading positions with the smashing album Reload in 1999. "[6] Writing in The New York Times, Stephen Holden states that Jones' vocal delivery "conveys the contrition of a sinner as he delivers a mixture of traditional spirituals and contemporary gospel songs tautly arranged for a small band. Long Lost Suitcase is Jones' third project with producer Ethan Johns, and like 2010's Praise & Blame and 2012's Spirit in the Room, it finds Jones digging into rootsy sounds that give him a chance to indulge his passion for blues, vintage gospel, and R&B. For those who think Tom Jones is nothing but kitsch, camp, and sex appeal, this rootsy, poignant, and highly spiritual album will come as a shock. "[7], The change of musical direction, together with stripped down, live production – much at odds with Jones' traditional style – led Michael Hann in The Guardian to state "at last Jones the artist is the match of Jones the entertainer. Tom Jones releases Gospel album. This is Tom Jones going back to his roots on an album of Gospel, Blues, traditional and Country songs, wearing his heart on his sleeve, emotionally raw and true. Perfectly chosen numbers from John Lee Hooker (“Burning Hell”), Rosetta Tharpe (“Strange Things”), and Jessie Mae Hemphill (“Lord Help”) support the album’s rite-of-passage theme as the now-70-year-old Jones rages and regrets throughout this selection of hallowed material. Click to copy. Released 26 July 2010 on Island (catalog no. [5], The album's stripped-down production and focus upon spiritual songs gained numerous comparisons to Johnny Cash's American series[6] and Elvis Presley's 1968 comeback. Upon its release, Praise & Blame received generally positive reviews from most critics. [4] Writing in American Songwriter, Rick Moore applauded the song selection and stated that "on this excellent collection of songs examining the human condition, Jones confronts the issues of heaven and hell in a way that Cash did for much of his life, especially toward the end of it… [Tom] Jones and [Ethan] Johns have made a real statement in the same way that Rubin, and of course T Bone Burnett, do almost every time they produce an album. Copied to clipboard. Recording with producer Ethan Johns (Kings Of Leon, Ray LaMontagne, Paolo Nutini, Laura Marling) at Peter Gabriel's Real World Studios in the little village of Box in Wiltshire, coaxed the most … Tom Jones performs 'If I Give My Soul' in an intimate session for O2 Tom Jones, real name Sir Thomas John Woodward OBE (born 7 June 1940), is a Welsh singer whose career has spanned five-and-a-half decades since his emergence as a vocalist in the mid-1960s, with a string of top hits, regular touring, appearances in Las Vegas (1967–2011), and career comebacks. The Associated Television-produced show was worth a reported US$9,000,000 (equivalent to about $56,800,000 in 2019) to Jones over three years. read. The second half of the set is filled with adaptations from Jones and Johns, and if you don’t believe that it stands up to the first half, it’s just because you haven’t heard it. ‘Praise & Blame’ reached number 2 in the UK charts in 2010; this equalled ‘This is Tom Jones,’ which reached number 2 in 1969. Producer Ethan Johns (Kings of Leon, Ray LaMontagne) is right in tune with Jones, helming gutsy band performances that are either a barroom punch in the gut or a dustier version of the Daniel Lanois sound. Praise & Blame is a collection of blues numbers and spirituals, Bob Dylan and John Lee Hooker songs, material that showcase Jones's remarkable voice; pared back and unadorned, it …