Tom Jones Covering Bob Dylan, Todd Snider, Cat Stevens, More on New LP ‘Surrounded By Time’ Out 4/23


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On April 23, legendary singer Tom Jones will add to his impeccable catalog of music with Surrounded By Time, a new studio album released via S-Curve Records.

Officially announced in mid-January in the U.K. and detailed stateside on Wednesday, the album will be his first since 2015’s Long Lost Suitcase. In addition to the album news, a new music video was premiered for the song “Talking Reality Television Blues,” a cover of the original from Todd Snider. Take a look/listen below:

“I was there when TV started – didn’t know I’d become a part of it – but it could be that its power is to remind us how wonderful, crazy and inventive we are, but also how scary the reality it reflects can be,” said Tom Jones of the song and video in a statement.

Here’s another new music video, this one for “No Hole in My Head,” originally by Malvina Williams:

The album will find Jones reimagining some songs that mean a great deal to Jones. More on the Surrounded By Time album, per a news release:

Co-produced by Ethan Johns and Mark Woodward, Surrounded By Time marks out new territory with a sonic landscape of outstanding musicianship and a vocal delivery that re-imagines a diverse set of songs of personal importance that have impacted the artist throughout a long, unpredictable but undeniably impressive career.

The track listing:

1) I Won’t Crumble With You If You Fall (Bernice Johnson Reagon)
2) The Windmills Of Your Mind (Michel Legrand/Alan & Marilyn Bergman)
3) Popstar (Cat Stevens/Yusuf Islam)
4) No Hole In My Head (Malvina Reynolds)
5) Talking Reality Television Blues (Todd Snider)
6) I Won’t Lie (Michael Kiwanuka & Paul Butler)
7) This is the Sea (Michael Scott)
8) One More Cup Of Coffee (Bob Dylan)
9) Samson And Delilah (Tom Jones, Ethan Johns, Mark Woodward)
10) Old Mother Earth (Tony Joe White)
11) I’m Growing Old (Bobby Cole)
12) Lazurus Man (Terry Callier)


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