Tom jones music has somewhat of fanatical devotion here in wales, probably the result in over 45years of writing and performing, it goes without saying even at nerely 70 he can still produce the goods, not least to say "24 hours" is very impressive even more so when compared with most of his recent 90s output, with the rather dated pop orientated hits such as "sex bomb" and the co-written "mama told me not to come" which have sunk without trace.
This album if nothing else is a major turning point, back to the upbeat funky soul songs he's become famous for, the 60's classics such as "it's unusual" and "what's new pussycat." This album even though it's fresh of the roll has some fantastic songs make no mistake about it, the best of the bunch "i'm alive" the dancy "feels like music" and "sugar daddy" ooze with passion and quality the other songs are just as fantastic as well.
Diversity on this album is a great aspect, as it combines wonderful pop sensibilities of love ballads with other more cool soul tunes, it works very well, at least i think so, tom's vocals as always are very strong and clean and i have no arguements about the production either, i am very surprised with this release as i only got to hear it by accident, a very fitting record anywhere.
Clearly anyone looking to this as a perspective buyer will probably already have a rough idea of what to expect, but this might just might be much better than you bargained for. I thoroughly recommend this as the songs on the album are easily good enough to rival a greatest hits compilation, and at this price its a steal, i don't have any criticisms really apart from probably being very annoyed if this album doesnt sell by the bucket load!