THE EXTRAORDINARY NEW ALBUM FROM TOM JONES
JONES RECORDS RAW AND HONEST OFFERING WITH PRODUCER ETHAN JOHNS
It is with great pleasure to announce, Lost Highway Records part of Universal Music Group based in Nashville Tennessee, will be releasing "Praise and Blame", the extraordinary new album from the legendary Tom Jones on July 27th. Lost Highway represent a great selection of artists such as, Ryan Adams, Mary Gauthier, Van Morrison, Willie Nelson, Lyle Lovett and Lucinda Williams to name a few, which makes us very excited about this partnership.
Jones has collaborated with producer Ethan Johns (Kings of Leon, Rufus Wainwright, Laura Marling) to release a captivating collection of songs drawn from the American spiritual, blues and contemporary repertoire. Praise & Blame is a stripped-down, gritty, soul-bearing album from an artist with a successful, multi-genre recording career that spans five decades.
Jones celebrated his 70th birthday on June 7 this year. One would never guess that he has reached such a milestone when hearing the power, restraint and clarity he presents in his renditions of songs by Susan Werner, Bob Dylan and John Lee Hooker. Traditional repertoire from the works of The Staple Singers, Mahalia Jackson and Sister Rosetta Tharpe are also given unique, fervent interpretations by a world-renowned voice that is at the top of its game. This is Tom Jones as you’ve never heard him before.
Jones and producer/guitarist Johns recorded Praise & Blame in live sessions at Real World Studios in Bath, England with a small band that consisted of Johns on guitar, Jeremy Stacey on drums and Dave Bronze on bass. Guests include Booker T. Jones, BJ Cole and Gillian Welch.
“…Tom Jones’s brilliant new album, ‘Praise and Blame’ is what his mighty voice is made for” - Evening Standard (UK)
"Jones delivers one of the albums of his career. This is classy stuff”- Music Week (UK)