SINGER TOM JONES RELEASES ALL-NEW ALBUM ’24 HOURS’ ON NOVEMBER 25TH ON S-CURVE RECORDS. JONES CO-WRITES ON FIRST U.S. RELEASE IN 15 YEARS. BRITISH DUO FUTURE CUT GET MAJORITY OF PRODUCTION CREDITS; U2'S BONO AND THE EDGE WRITE AND PLAY ON NEW SONG PENNED JUST FOR JONES Legendary singer Tom Jones will release his first new US studio album in 15 years on November 25th on S-Curve Records. Entitled ’24 Hours’, most of the 13 songs are co-written by Jones and produced by British duo Future Cut, who have recently helmed tracks for Lily Allen, Kate Nash, Estelle, and others.
Jones co-wrote over half of the songs on ’24 Hours,’ a first for him. “It’s all very well just singing songs, but for this record I really wanted to get properly personal. I’ve been getting reflective recently, looking over my journey through life, and I wanted to make something that was all about me, my stories, to get that down in song. In other words, you listen to this album and you get the real me.” While the production references the impassioned cinematic classics of his early career mixed with a current cross-genre template, the performances deliver the unique power and iconic sound of Jones’ voice, given over to expressing the range and emotion of a mature man who has lived a large and full life.
In addition to Jones' co-written songs, Bono and the Edge of U2 contribute and play guitar on a brand new song "Sugar Daddy,” written specifically for Jones and inspired by a meeting of the friends in a pub in Dublin. Elsewhere, Jones soars on the Tommy James and the Shondells classic "I'm Alive," produced by the team of S*A*M and SLUGGO (Gym Class Heroes, Metro Station), delivers a devastating take on Bruce Springsteen’s "The Hitter,” produced Steve Greenberg, Michael Mangini and Betty Wright (the team behind Joss Stone’s first two albums), swings a classic cool latin beat on the Pumali Panthers’ “Style and Rhythm,” and performs a previously unrecorded composition by Stax legend Carla Thomas, "More Than Memories."
According to S-Curve CEO Steve Greenberg, "Tom Jones is one of the most versatile and emotionally powerful singers in contemporary music. He has made an album that fully showcases his range as a performer. On top of that, his emergence as co-writer of much of this album conveys a lifetime of experiences that is both reflective and uplifting."
Knighted by Her Majesty the Queen of England in 2006, Sir Tom has sold over one hundred million records worldwide, and had eighteen Top 40 singles and ten RIAA-certified Gold albums in the United States. His last album, 2000’s ‘Reload’ (released ex-US), was the most successful of his career to date, selling over five million copies. Jones was awarded a Grammy in 1965 as "Best New Artist,” a 2000 Brit Award as "Best Male Vocalist,” and an Outstanding Contribution to Music was awarded by the BPI in 2003. A 3-DVD retrospective of his 1970's television series ‘This Is Tom Jones’ was released in 2007 to critical acclaim. Jones continues to play over 200 live shows per year and plans to promote and tour extensively in support of ’24 Hours.’