TOM JONES - LONDON 1989

April 20, 2009 – 4:15 am

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TOM JONES
Hammersmith Odeon 1989 [no label, 1CD]

Live at the Hammersmith Odeon, London, 1989. Very good FM broadcast.

Many established acts play the Las Vegas circuit usually in their twilight years but Tom Jones played Las Vegas as early as 1967 with hits such as Green Green Grass Of Home, What’s New Pussycat?, Help Yourself and Delilah under his belt. By then, he had also done the Thunderball theme song in 1965.

As the wikipedia noted, “In 1968, starting at New York’s Copacabana night club, women would swoon and scream, and some would throw their knickers on stage. Soon after, Tom Jones began to play Las Vegas and began recording less, choosing to concentrate on his lucrative club performances.”

Apart from It’s Not Unusual (1965) and Green, Green Grass Of Home (1967), Tom Jones was not really an album artist. Even these two albums were more “singles” oriented and with his strong voice, magnetic personality which women found attractive, and interesting choice of songs and covers, Tom Jones did manage to continually hit the charts through the years.

In 1989, Tom Jones released the At The Moment album and played what was seen as a career-spanning set of songs at London’s Hammersmith Odeon. Thanks then to altostig who taped the FM broadcast (unfortunately the entire show was not broadcast¬† - the missing Prince cover, Kiss, would have been a fine inclusion) and shared the tracks on the Dime site.

These tracks are no longer available for sharing.Introduction (188k)
I’m Gonna Have A Good Time Tonight (5.0MB)
Love Me Tonight (3.9MB)
Say You Will * (7.3MB)
What’s New Pussycat (3.3MB)
06. Help Yourself # (removed)
Killer Machines * (4.0MB)
Funny Familiar Forgotten Feelings (3.9MB)
I Who Have Nothing (4.6MB)
10. Delilah # (removed)
Daughter Of Darkness (3.4MB)
Green, Green Grass Of Home (4.8MB)
A Boy From Nowhere (7.5MB)
Band introductions (2.1MB)
15. I’ll Never Fall In Love Again # (removed)
It’s Not Unusual (3.5MB)
Just A Little Heaven * (7.4MB)
Outro (260k)

*Song titles suggested by altostig.
# These tracks appeared in the At This Moment limited edition tour souvenir four-track CD single.

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  1. 8 Responses to “TOM JONES - LONDON 1989”

  2. TJ is playing three shows in SW FL this week alone, and has sold or nearly sold them all out. I had the pleasure of seeing him with my fiance a couple of years ago; he still has a magnificent voice and paces the songs perfectly (who else could cover Hoobastank, Howlin Wolf, Eddie Floyd, Prince AND do his own hits in one show?) I realize he isn’t to everyone’s taste but Tom Jones has probably provided the most wide-ranging vision of American pop music since Elvis himself. He has earned his success and legend.

    By trivialtony on Apr 20, 2009

  3. There’s not too many people cooler than Tom Jones, and this show proves why. Thanks for posting it!

    By Hulkzilla on Apr 20, 2009

  4. would appreciate more info about this dime site that i always seem to see mentioned in a lot of the posts on here

    By MIKE RILEY on Apr 20, 2009

  5. This recording is not from the “At this moment” tour. This is a year or two later and he was touring with a new album “Carrying A Torch”. Thanks a lot for uploading!

    By Mika on Apr 20, 2009

  6. To Mike: Dimeadozen (www.dimeadozen.org) is a bittorrent site and you need to register to be a member.

    By bigozine2 on Apr 21, 2009

  7. Song title corrections

    Track 4: “Give Me A Chance” written by Paul Carrack

    Track 7: “Killer On The Sheets” written by Parr John

    Track 17: “Shelter Me” written by Tom Keifer of Cinderella

    By CrackerJack7891 on Apr 23, 2009

  8. The tiger of Wales is the voice… the best! Thank you Sir Tom for making my life a little sweeter…

    By JuliaGarciaRoch on Aug 4, 2011

  9. Please, reup this CD

    By Famfi on Jan 4, 2018

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