Tom Jones

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Tom Review

by Stephen Thomas Erlewine

Tom continued Tom Jones' turn-of-the-decade winning streak, climbing to number six on the album charts. However, the album wasn't as strong as his previous studio collection, This Is Tom Jones, featuring a set of R&B covers ("I Can't Turn You Loose," "I Thank You," "Proud Mary") and pop confections ("Sugar, Sugar") that were too bombastic to be enjoyable. However, when Jones delivered ballads like "The Impossible Dream" or the hit "Without Love," the record kicked into high gear, as his delivery matched the material as well as the arrangements.

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