Reload [Bonus Tracks]

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All Music Guide - Carlo Wolff
It had been six years since Tom Jones released his last stateside record, but this one scored big in England and on the Continent, for good reason. Ultra-modern and topical, Reload suggests you can easily ignore Jones' "What's New Pussycat?" past. Not only does Jones deliver one of the more invigorating workings of modern pop here, his selection of material and choice of mates prove that in addition to his routinely extraordinary performances, he's still recording quite potently, thank you. Like 1994's underrated "The Lead and How To Swing It, a lesser seller from the Interscope label, "Reload" finds Tom in collaborative mode. But where The Lead stressed original tunes and ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Carlo Wolff
It had been six years since Tom Jones released his last stateside record, but this one scored big in England and on the Continent, for good reason. Ultra-modern and topical, Reload suggests you can easily ignore Jones' "What's New Pussycat?" past. Not only does Jones deliver one of the more invigorating workings of modern pop here, his selection of material and choice of mates prove that in addition to his routinely extraordinary performances, he's still recording quite potently, thank you. Like 1994's underrated "The Lead and How To Swing It, a lesser seller from the Interscope label, "Reload" finds Tom in collaborative mode. But where The Lead stressed original tunes and producer chops (everyone from Teddy Riley to Flood to Trevor Horn weighed in), Reload focuses on contemporary artists and cover songs. The artists are a motley, and very talented, crew indeed. Jones more than holds his own, turning the tunes into unusually personal and expressive vehicles. Jones launches the disc with Talking Heads' "Burning Down the House," working it brisk and funky with the Cardigans and lending David Byrne's opaque lyrics a fresh vigor. Then, with Stereophonics, he resurrects Randy Newman's "Mama Told Me Not to Come," refreshing the Three Dog Night chestnut with unexpected lasciviousness. The selections are as peculiar as they are successful, spanning "Sometimes We Cry" (a sparsely arranged duet with Van Morrison), a sharp interpretation of Iggy Pop's "Lust for Life" with Chrissie Hynde's Pretenders, and a fruity, truly bizarre take on the George Baker Selection's "Little Green Bag" with Barenaked Ladies. Jones probably doesn't do knee drops anymore, but he sure as hell does vocal swoops; check out "Ain't That a Lot of Love" with Simply Red's Mick Hucknall or his resurrection of Fine Young Cannibals' "She Drives Me Crazy" with Zucchero for throat acrobatics. Jones is in the uncomfortable position of being a retro novelty, and although he may not ignite the U.S. charts anymore (his last notable effort here was his great collaboration with the Art of Noise on the Prince tune "Kiss," in 1988), his music is as contemporary and driving as ever.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/4/2003
  • Label: Universal Uk
  • UPC: 044006773728
  • Catalog Number: 067737
  • Sales rank: 111,177

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Tom Jones Primary Artist, Vocals
Chris Brown Organ, Clavinet
Mick Cox Acoustic Guitar
James Dean Bradfield Bass, Guitar, Vocals
Laurence Cottle Bass
Chris Laurence Bass
Steve Pearce Bass
Guy Pratt Bass, Piano
Paul Turner Bass
Adrian Utley Bass, Guitar
Magnus Sveningsson Bass
Dave Palmer Bass
Richard Conway-Jones Bass
Bryan Mills Bass
Peter Hinderthür Bass, Horn
Lasse Johansson Guitar, Keyboards
Alan Ross Guitar, Vocals
Greg Bone Guitar
Chester Kamen Guitar
Johnny Marr Guitar, Harmonica, Background Vocals
Adam Seymour Guitar, Background Vocals
Gota Yashiki Guitar, Keyboards
Johnny Douglas Guitar, Drums, Keyboards
Peter Svensson Guitar
Jamie Murphy Guitar
Ivor Talbot Guitar
Kelly Jones Guitar, Vocals
Andy Duncan Percussion
Ralph Salmins Percussion
Simon Chamberlain Piano
John Baggot Piano, Vibraphone
Joby Talbot Piano
Martin Loveday Strings, Cello
Cathy Thompson Strings
Gavyn Wright Strings, Violin
Vaughan Armon Strings, Violin
Peter Lale Strings, Viola
Patrick Kiernan Strings, Violin
Boguslaw Kostecki Strings, Violin
Bruce White Strings, Viola
Rachel Bolt Strings
Warren Zielinski Strings
Pete Beachill Trombone
Mark Nightingale Trombone, Brass
J. Neil Sidwell Trombone, Brass
Annie Whitehead Trombone
Mike Hext Trombone
John "Woog" Johnson Trombone
Derek Watkins Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Stuart Brooks Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Simon Gardner Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Brass
Roddy Lorimer Trumpet, Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone
Kevin Robinson Trumpet
Steve Sidwell Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Paul Spong Trumpet
John Thirkell Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Maurice Murphy Trumpet
Steve Waterman Trumpet
Andrew Crowley Trumpet
Paul Robertson Violin
Mark Berrow Violin
Ben Cruft Violin
Wilfred Gibson Violin
Pauline Lowbury Violin
Jim McLeod Violin
Ann Morfee Violin
Sonia Slany Violin
Chris Tombling Violin
Dave Woodcock Violin
Dermot Crehan Violin
Beverley Davison Violin
Paul Willey Violin
Jackie Shave Violin
Rolf Wilson Violin
Ian Humphries Violin
Rachel Allen Violin
Everton Nelson Violin
Iain King Violin
Rebecca Hirsch Violin
Anna Hemery Violin
Helen Hathorn Violin
Nick Cooper Cello
Paul Kegg Cello
Jonathan Williams Cello
Sophie Harris Cello
Adrian Bradbury Cello
Clive Deamer Drums, Timpani
Geoff Dunn Drums
Chris Sharrock Drums
Tyler Stewart Drums
Malcolm Mortimore Drums
Ian Thomas Band Drums
Greg Haver Drums
Bengt Lagerberg Drums
Stuart Cable Drums
Miggy Barradas Drums
Leon Caffery Drums
Ed Robertson Electric Guitar
John Parricelli Electric Guitar
Kevin Hearn Electric Guitar
Pee Wee Ellis Horn
Philip Eastop Horn
Nick Busch Horn
Richard Clews Horn
Uwe Granitza Horn
Peter Lindgard Horn
Jim Rattigan Horn
Sven Andersson Horn
Jens Lindgard Horn
Geraint Watkins Keyboards
James Wiltshire Keyboards
Neil Cowley Keyboards
Magnus Fiennes Keyboards
Nick Nasmyth Keyboards
Tore Johansson Keyboards, Background Vocals
Dave Clews Keyboards
Franny Griffiths Keyboards
Kwame Kwaten Keyboards
Lutz Krajenski Hammond Organ
Stuart "Pinkie" Bates Hammond Organ
Simon Clarke Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone
Jamie Talbot Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone
Philip Todd Alto Saxophone
Steve Marston Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Dave Bishop Baritone Saxophone
Chris Davis Tenor Saxophone
Tim Sanders Tenor Saxophone
Patrick Jackman Bass Trombone
Adrian Hallowell Bass Trombone
Roger Argente Bass Trombone
Roger Chase Viola
Garfield Jackson Viola
Kate Wilkinson Viola
Bill Hawkes Viola
Andrew Byrt Viola
Nick Barr Viola
Zucchero Vocals
Mick Hucknall Vocals
Chrissie Hynde Vocals
Steven Page Vocals
Natalie Imbruglia Vocals
Heather Small Vocals
Neil Hannon Vocals
Cerys Matthews Vocals
Carmen Smart Vocals, Background Vocals
Nina Persson Vocals
Harriet Williams Vocals
Sam Brown Background Vocals
Claudia Fontaine Background Vocals
Vicky Silva Background Vocals
Beverley Skeete Background Vocals
Miriam Stockley Background Vocals
Andy Caine Background Vocals
Beth Gibbons Background Vocals
Patrik Bartosch Background Vocals
Per Sunding Background Vocals
Lynette Koyana Background Vocals
Jim Creeggan Double Bass
Paul Sherman Double Bass
Roger Linley Double Bass
Guy Barker Brass
Sarah Williams Brass
Philippa Ibbotson Violin
Will South Hammond Organ
Duncan Mackay Trumpet
Mike Stevens Saxophone
Ed Baden-Powell Bass, Guitar, Keyboards
Jonathan Evans Jones Violin
Chris DeMargary Saxophone
Stephen Tees Viola
Van Morrison Vocals
Robbie Williams Vocals
Sylvia Mason James Background Vocals
Jenny LaTouche Background Vocals
David Daniels [cello] Strings
Technical Credits
Guy Chambers Arranger, Producer, Brass Arrangment
Joby Talbot Arranger
Andy Duncan Programming
Gota Yashiki Programming, Producer
James Wiltshire Programming, Engineer
Magnus Fiennes Programming, Producer
Chuck Norman Programming
Dave Clews Programming
Steve Power Producer
James Dean Bradfield Producer
Tommy D Producer
Dave Eringa Producer
Stephen Hague Producer, Vocal Engineer
Adrian Utley Producer
Jeremy Wheatley Producer
Geoff Barrow Producer
Johnny Douglas Producer
Tore Johansson Producer
Neil Hannon Producer
Royal Garden Producer, Remixing
Andy Bradfield Engineer
Bob Kraushaar Engineer
Richard Norris Engineer
John Arthur Lee Engineer
Niven Garland Engineer
Andy Scade Engineer
Steve Price Engineer
Marc Lane Engineer
Julian Bigg Artwork
Simon Clarke Horn Arrangements
Hello Bobadee Horn Arrangements
Nick Ingman String Arrangements, Brass Arrangment
Kevin Metcalfe Mastering
Steve Sidwell Brass Arrangment
Matt Dunkley Orchestral Arrangements
Sergio Flores Re-arranged
Gavyn Wright Orchestra Leader
Robert Wheeler Cover Photo
Simon Hale String Arrangements
Lorenzo Al Dino Pizzileo Re-arranged
Walter Samuel Engineer
Jon Jacobs Producer, Engineer
Ed Baden-Powell Programming, drum programming
D'Influence Producer
Van Morrison Producer
Matthew White Engineer
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