Tom Jones – The Definitive Collection 1964-2002

Four-CD box charting the journey from Treforest to Tinseltown and beyond

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Panties and perma-tan aside, Jones remains one of the greatest R&B singers this country ever produced. The first two discs show him whipping “It’s Not Unusual” from under Sandie Shaw’s nose and becoming an international superstar via great soul thumpers (“Stop Breaking My Heart”; “Once There Was A Time”) and country cabaret (“Just Out Of Reach”), before the supper clubs of Vegas beckoned. Disc three highlights his perennial problem?finding material big enough to contain that holler?but disc four contains his best comeback kicks in “If I Only Knew” and the unlikely groove of “Tom Jones International”.

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