Tom Jones is a legend in his own lifetime and there is a bewildering array of compilations available of varying quality. Choosing one is complicated by his career renaissance following his hugely successful Reload album in the nineties. Personally, I prefer to keep that aspect of his career separate from his earlier music. This compilation, focusing on the sixties and seventies, is one of the best compilations of Tom's earlier music. I slightly prefer the European double CD (Singles) but all the big British and American hits from the early part of Tom's career that really matter are on this one as well. American compilations do not always include major British hits that flopped in America but this one does.
Among the classic songs from his peak years (1965 to 1972) that you will find here are It's not unusual, What's new pussycat, Green green grass of home, Detroit city, Funny familiar forgotten feelings, I'll never fall in love again, I'm coming home, Delilah, Help yourself, A minute of your time, Love me tonight, Without love, Daughter of darkness, I who have nothing, She's a lady, Till and The young new Mexican puppeteer. All his other hits from this period are also here.
With a selection of failed singles, B-sides and album tracks also included, this is a brilliant compilation of Tom's music from 1965 to 1975. Other aspects of his career including his nineties comeback are covered by other compilations, but if you want the music that made him famous, this double CD should suit you although I advise you to compare this with Singles before deciding which to buy. Remember to compare prices as well as the track listings - with all the essentials on both collections, you may feel it's not worth the extra even if you prefer the higher-priced set.