Close Up/Tom

Close Up/Tom

by Tom Jones
     
 

This August 2009 release from Vocalion combines two Tom Jones albums on a single CD, beginning with Close Up from 1972 and concluding with Tom, originally issued in 1970. Close Up was Jones' first album to not go gold since Green, Green Grass of Home, and given the inconsistent quality of the material and performances, it's easy to see whySee more details below

Overview

This August 2009 release from Vocalion combines two Tom Jones albums on a single CD, beginning with Close Up from 1972 and concluding with Tom, originally issued in 1970. Close Up was Jones' first album to not go gold since Green, Green Grass of Home, and given the inconsistent quality of the material and performances, it's easy to see why the record was only a minor hit. Many songs were either cutesy or vapid, and occasionally (such as "Young New Mexican Puppeteer" and "Witch Queen of New Orleans") they were both, although the hit single "Till" was a fine MOR ballad. However, Tom, from two years previously, had continued Jones' turn-of-the-decade winning streak, climbing to number six on the album charts. 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, Tom wasn't as strong as his previous studio collection (This Is Tom Jones), but when Jones delivered ballads like "The Impossible Dream" and the hit "Without Love," the record kicked into high gear, as his delivery matched the material as well as the arrangements. Vocalion's Close Up/Tom also includes the single "Looking Out My Window"/"A Minute of Your Time" as a bonus.

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/11/2009
Label:
Dutton Vocalion Uk
UPC:
0765387845520
catalogNumber:
8455

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tom Jones   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

John Fogerty   Composer
Otis Redding   Composer
Robin Gibb   Composer
Mike Vickers   Arranger
Barry Gibb   Composer
Wayne Bickerton   Composer
Leslie Bricusse   Composer
Maurice Gibb   Composer
Gordon Mills   Producer
Bill Price   Engineer
Peter Sullivan   Producer
Peter Rynston   Engineer
Keith Mansfield   Arranger
Charles Blackwell   Arranger
Johnny Spence   Arranger,Music Direction
Darion   Composer
P. Vegas   Composer
L. Vegas   Composer
Leeuwen   Composer
Cyril Ornadel   Composer
Westlake   Composer
Johnnie Spence   Arranger,Music Direction
Resnick   Composer
Reeves   Composer
Peters   Composer
Levine   Composer
Waddington   Composer
Feldman   Composer

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