Reload [Bonus Tracks]

Reload [Bonus Tracks]

by Tom JonesTom Jones


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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.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/04/2003
Label: Universal Uk
UPC: 0044006773728
catalogNumber: 067737

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
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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