Born Thomas Jones Woodward in 1940 in Wales, Tom Jones has been releasing albums and singles since the mid-'60s and still continues to do so with regularity and chart success. According to his most devoted fans and the pop charts, Jones was at his peak in the late '60s and early '70s with a string of chart-topping hits that included such classics as "Delilah," "It's Not Unusual," "She's a Lady," "Help Yourself," and many more. In this compilation, compiler Jeff Tamarkin has decided to focus on Jones' cover songs as released on many of his albums recorded during this peak period. Tom Sings the 60s collects 15 songs that range in style from rockers such as CCR's "Proud Mary" and "Lodi," to ballads interpreting the classic Simon & Garfunkel hit "Bridge Over Troubled Water." While every song on this album was a hit in its own right for the original artist, each is given that special Tom Jones treatment. A must for Jones fans, this collection will also have something to offer for any fan of the '60s music.
AllMusic Review by Keith Pettipas