Monday 19 July 2010, 14:18
This coming Monday sees the release of Sir Tom Jones' latest album, Praise & Blame. Despite a less than enthusiastic reaction from his own label boss, it seems like there's a strong level of critical acclaim coming for the record.
Jones has said he's "baffled" by the leaked email, but it seems to hitting the right critical note at the moment. The Telegraph has given the record four stars, as has the prestigious American Songwriter.
Other press reviews are yet to appear, but word of mouth and - perhaps more importantly - his fans' opinions are positive.
BBC Music has demurred, however. They say: "A confusing release that will appeal little to those beyond Jones' generation".
Meanwhile, speaking to NME, the Pontypridd superstar has mentioned a potential hook-up with The Killers' Brandon Flowers. "I've spoken to Brandon Flowers. He said he admired what I'd done in my career. There's a connection there because he's from Las Vegas, and of course I've performed there so many times over the years.
"The material has to be right. That's always been my main concern, with whichever people I've worked with."
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