24 Hours

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All Music Guide - John Bush
To quote an earlier comeback record from Tom Jones not that he ever left, he not only has the lead but he knows how to swing it. While it's true that 24 Hours appears close to 50 years after Jones first started playing with local Welsh beat groups, there's still plenty of evidence that this is the same singer who caused timid radio broadcasters to reconsider playing his records and women to throw uncountable pairs of knickers toward the stage. Helmed by production team Future Cut -- also behind tracks by Lily Allen, Estelle, and Kelis, among others -- the record charts a perfect balance between the type of throwback soul that would appeal to fans of the artists mentioned ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John Bush
To quote an earlier comeback record from Tom Jones not that he ever left, he not only has the lead but he knows how to swing it. While it's true that 24 Hours appears close to 50 years after Jones first started playing with local Welsh beat groups, there's still plenty of evidence that this is the same singer who caused timid radio broadcasters to reconsider playing his records and women to throw uncountable pairs of knickers toward the stage. Helmed by production team Future Cut -- also behind tracks by Lily Allen, Estelle, and Kelis, among others -- the record charts a perfect balance between the type of throwback soul that would appeal to fans of the artists mentioned above plus Amy Winehouse or Nikka Costa as well as those who treasure his beefy late-'60s productions. After all, not many listeners want to hear a refined Tom Jones. They want the power and bravado of "It's Not Unusual" and "What's New, Pussycat?" And, fortunately, that's exactly what they get here, from the knockout first single "If He Should Ever Leave You," the opener "I'm Alive," the aggressive and flirtatious "Sugar Daddy," and "In Style and Rhythm." Often, when performers attempt to update their sound, they end up sounding hopelessly lost or bewildered, but Jones has changed with the times throughout his career. Just as importantly, he's always chosen collaborators who can pinpoint how his classic sound would work in a contemporary context. Here, it's a pounding and drum-heavy production that still allows room for organic touches blazing horns, stinging brass, twanging guitars. The quality of the songs is high, and most are kept in-house, so they match his persona well. Besides Future Cut, Tom Jones also gets help on a pair of tracks from two other great producers: Betty Wright and Nellee Hooper. The latter appears on "Sugar Daddy," an excellent song written for Jones by Bono and the Edge, and it also features both of them playing on the track. Best of all, Jones' voice is still strong, only rarely betraying his 68 years on the planet.
BBC Online
Now that Ronson, Winehouse and Duffy have put ersatz soul back on the map, it seems that the hippest thing Tom can now do is sound like himself. For this reason alone 24 Hours is a winner....To turn in an album this hungry at this age speaks volumes about his desire to prove that he's still got it. And he has.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/24/2008
  • Label: S-Curve Records
  • UPC: 807315500122
  • Catalog Number: 55001
  • Sales rank: 18,358

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I'm Alive (3:37)
  2. 2 If He Should Ever Leave You (3:31)
  3. 3 We Got Love (2:58)
  4. 4 Give a Little Love (2:59)
  5. 5 The Road (4:02)
  6. 6 In Style and Rhythm (3:21)
  7. 7 Sugar Daddy (3:37)
  8. 8 Seasons (4:12)
  9. 9 Never (3:55)
  10. 10 The Hitter (6:30)
  11. 11 Seen That Face (4:19)
  12. 12 24 Hours (3:55)
  13. 13 More Than Memories (3:57)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Tom Jones Primary Artist
Tom "Bones" Malone Trombone, Trumpet, Saxophone
Dave Bishop Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Paul Bryan Farr Guitar
Simon Gardner Trumpet
Paul Kegg Cello
Noel Langley Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Rita Manning Violin
Anthony Pleeth Cello
Frank Ricotti Percussion
Steve Sidwell Trumpet
Sonia Slany Violin
Jamie Talbot Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Pete Whitfield Violin
Kate Wilkinson Viola
Gillian Findlay Violin
Clare Finnimore Viola
Peter Lale Viola
Harriet Davies Violin
Patrick Kiernan Violin
Boguslaw Kostecki Violin
David Daniels [cello] Cello
Bill Churchville Trumpet, Soloist
Ian Humphries Violin
Donald McVay Viola
Michael McMenemy Violin
Darren Lewis Bass, Piano, Keyboards, Electric Piano
Everton Nelson Violin
Rachel Bolt Viola
Emlyn Singleton Violin
Warren Zielinski Violin
Ian Burdge Cello
Andy Wood Bass Trombone, Tenor Trombone
Nick Barr Viola
John Wriggle Trombone
Nina Woodford Vocals
Chris Worsey Cello
Sam Hollander Drums, Background Vocals
Magnus Johnston Violin
Nicole Morier Background Vocals
Natalia Bonner Violin
Sean Gould Guitar
Emma Owens Viola
Richard Milone Violin
David Smith Trumpet
Iyiola Babalola Synthesizer, Percussion
Sam Sadigursky Tenor Saxophone
Blake Lewis Background Vocals
Adam Pallin Guitar
Markus Van Horn Bass
Ben Levels Keyboards, Background Vocals
John Ellis and His SDB Keyboards
Steve Shebby Bass
Emil Chakalov Violin
Leon Enrique Bosch Bass
Tom Pigott-Smith Violin
David Woodcock Violin
Nathan Allen Drums
Technical Credits
Bruce Springsteen Composer
Carla Thomas Composer
Betty Wright Producer
Tom Jones Composer
The Edge Composer
Bono Composer
Simon Carmody Composer
Chris Gehringer Mastering
Peter Lucia Composer
Mike Mangini Producer
Rita Manning String Arrangements
Steve Sidwell Brass Arrangment
Sonia Slany String Arrangements
Pete Whitfield String Arrangements
Kara DioGuardi Composer
Gillian Findlay String Arrangements
Harriet Davies String Arrangements
Patrick Kiernan String Arrangements
Boguslaw Kostecki String Arrangements
Tommy James Composer
Ian Humphries String Arrangements
Michael McMenemy String Arrangements
Darren Lewis Arranger, Composer, Programming
Everton Nelson String Arrangements, Orchestra Leader
Emlyn Singleton String Arrangements
Warren Zielinski String Arrangements
Sam Hollander Programming
Magnus Johnston String Arrangements
Nicole Morier Composer
Sean Gould Vocal Engineer
Scott Elgin Vocal Engineer
Richard Milone String Arrangements
Steve Greenberg Producer, Executive Producer
Graham Dominy Engineer
Iyiola Babalola Arranger, Composer, Programming
Adam Pallin Programming
Thomas Wander Composer
Emil Chakalov String Arrangements
Tom Pigott-Smith String Arrangements
David Woodcock String Arrangements
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    nothing less than a stellar effort from the world's second most soulful white boy.

    The man knows what he's doing and just keeps moving on - i saw him about a year ago and he is just electrifying!

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Tom Jones--24 Hours

    This CD is strictly for Tom Jones fans old and new.

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