Tom Jones Announces New Album With Radiohead’s Single “Talking Reality Television Blues”


Tom Jones announced plans for a new cover album and he shared the first track – a redesign of Todd Snider’s “Talking Reality Television Blues”.

The Radiohead-style cover of the track, which you can listen to below, is the first taste of ‘Surrounded By Time’, the sequel to her 2015 album ‘Long Lost Suitcase’. It comes out on April 23.

“I was there when television started – I didn’t know I would be a part of it – but it just might be that its power is to remind us of how wonderful, crazy and inventive we are, but also how reality that it reflects can be frightening to be, ”Jones said.

Jones’ new album was co-produced by Ethan Johns and Mark Woodward and also features reimagined versions of songs by Bob Dylan, Cat Stevens, Bobby Cole.

You can check out the full list of songs from “Surrounded By Time” below:

“I won’t collapse with you if you fall” (Bernice Johnson Reagon)
“The windmills of your mind” (Michel Legrand / Alan & Marilyn Bergman)
“Popstar” (Cat Stevens / Yusuf Islam)
“No Hole In My Head” (Malvina Reynolds)
“Talking Reality Television Blues” (Todd Snider)
“I will not lie” (Michael Kiwanuka & Paul Butler)
“It’s the sea” (Michael Scott)
“Another Cup of Coffee” (Bob Dylan)
“Samson and Delilah” (Tom Jones, Ethan Johns, Mark Woodward)
‘Mother Earth’ (Tony Jo White)
“I’m getting old” (Bobby Cole)
“The Lazarus Man” (Terry Callier)

Speaking in NMEThis week’s Soundtrack Of My Life Jones also revealed that the song he wanted to play at his funeral was “Great Balls Of Fire” by Jerry Lee Lewis.

“It has always been one of my favorites. If anyone wants me to sing something, I’ve always said, ‘If in doubt, do’ Great Balls Of Fire ‘. But at my funeral I was to play the original 1957 version released on Sun Records.

He also said that the first album he ever bought was Lewis’s self-titled debut album.

“It was the first album Jerry Lee Lewis made, in 1958 I think, and I bought it at the local record store in Pontypridd called Freddie Fey’s. When you bought a record back then they would stamp it, and I still have my copy of the album to this day with the Freddie Fey stamp on it, ”Jones added.


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