Tom Jones has released the extended version of Surrounded By Time – Including newly released ‘One Hell Of A Life, live-in concert tracks and a conversation with Peter Paphides
On its release earlier this year, Surrounded By Time achieved the Number One position on the album charts, firmly cementing the working relationship that both he and producer Ethan Johns have cultivated since 2010’s Praise & Blame.
At the age of 81 Tom is the oldest male solo artist to achieve this ranking (with new material) whilst at the same time receiving some of his best reviews to date, with the critics running out of superlatives. In terms of a sixty year career, this is an incredible achievement.
Surrounded by Time marks out new territory with a diverse selection of tracks that have impacted Tom over what has been an extraordinary career. The two newly recorded songs, One Hell Of A Life and Not Dark Yet deliver unique and wonderful interpretations of songs, befitting their addition to the original, inspired running order.
The extended version of Surrounded By Time is available both in a beautiful Deluxe package and standard cd. CD1 is the original album audio and CD2 includes two new tracks, Not Dark Yet and the fittingly titled One Hell Of A Life. Additionally there are four live tracks recorded at this summer’s album showcase at London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire, book-ended with a captivating conversation with journalist and broadcaster Peter Paphides, exploring the album’s birth and creation and life through lockdown.
THE FULL TRACKLISTING IS:
CD 1 :
I Won’t Crumble With You If You Fall
The Windmills Of Your Mind
No Hole In My Head
Talking Reality Television Blues
I Won’t Lie
This Is The Sea
One More Cup Of Coffee
Samson And Delilah
Ol’ Mother Earth
I’m Growing Old
CD 2 :
Not Dark Yet
One Hell Of A Life
Live from Shepherd’s Bush Empire (four tracks)
In Conversationj with Pete Paphides
05.12 – GLASGOW SSE Hydro
06.12 – MANCHESTER AO Arena 08.12- BIRMINGHAM Arena
09.12 – LONDON The O2
17.12 – CARDIFF Principality Stadium
18.12 – CARDIFF Principality Stadium
Surrounded By Time (Hourglass Edition) available to purchase here