I first heard this album when it was initially released in the late 1960s. We were living in Venezuela, South America, along with other American oil refinery workers. It was a warm, tropical, fun place and I was just beginning to notice the opposite sex. My mother used to play Tom Jones and Engelbert Humperdinck on the stereo and I believe these two guys had a strong infuence on my view of romantic love. This album by Tom is one of his best! Every song is powerful and memorable with a wide range of emotions from one song to the next. "Help Yourself" is carefree and flirting, while "So Afraid" is somber and doubting. In the cocky, but sincere "If I Promise", Tom vows, "to be a good boy, and never hurt you anymore". His voice soars into the sky on "Set Me Free", and then sinks to the depths of despair on "If You Go Away". On "I Can't Break the News...", Tom lets his vocal power loose a bit, but then reels it back in on the quiet and reflective "This House". My musical taste has ranged widely over the years, but Tom is still one of my favorites. Tom is the Bomb.