Tom Jones marks his long awaited return with the release of 'Long Lost Suitcase,' the third in a trilogy of albums, following 2010's 'Praise & Blame,' and 'Spirit In The Room,' through Caroline Australia.
'Long Lost Suitcase' seemed apt with Tom having trawled through memories, recalling stories and anecdotes for his first and only biography Over The Top And Back, and the tracks comprise another outstanding collection.
The album becomes ever more pertinent with track titles interwoven into the chapters of a book that resonate with reality over what has been a truly groundbreaking and unpredictable journey. Long Lost Suitcase is the heart and soul of a performer who is still willing to push the boundaries.
Once more, Long Lost Suitcase sees producer Ethan Johns cajole some extraordinary performances from Tom, courtesy of a diverse catalogue of compositions from the likes of Gillian Welch, Rolling Stones, through to Hank Williams and The Milk Carton Kids.
The stripped back desolation of opener, Willie Nelson's 'Opportunity To Cry', via the up-tempo foot tapping folk of 'Honey Honey', or the hauntingly poignant version of Welch's 'Elvis Presley Blues', the collection encompasses a lifelong love of music. 'Long Lost Suitcase' is a fitting contribution in what has proved to be an outstanding body of work.
'Long Lost Suitcase' is the companion soundtrack album to Tom's autobiography, "Over The Top And Back," published by Michael Joseph/Penguin. The songs are integrated into the narrative of the story and comprise some of the chapter titles.
Title: Long Lost Suitcase
Release Date: 16 Oct 2015
Artist: Tom Jones
Catalogue No: CDV3141
Disc Count: 1
Transfer Format: Compact Disc
Video Format: Rock
Primary Audio: CDV3141
Subtitles: Universal Music