On 'Surrounded By Time,' Tom Jones Does Not Want To Simply Cover Another Artist' : World Cafe Whatever you do, do not call Tom Jones' latest album a "covers album."

On 'Surrounded By Time,' Tom Jones Goes Beyond Simply Covering Others' Songs

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  • "Lazarus Man"
  • "What Good Am I"
  • "I'm Growing Old"
  • "Talking Reality Television Blues"
  • "Talking Reality Television Blues"
  • "It's Not Unusual"
  • "Pop Star"
  • "I Won't Crumble With You If You Fall" Recorded Live For The World Cafe

Whatever you do, do not call Tom Jones' latest album a "covers album." More than that, Surrounded By Time is Jones' 41st studio album. It is also the fourth in a string of records produced by Ethan Johns, wherein Jones reinterprets the music of a wide variety of artists. His son, Mark Woodward, also joins as a producer on the new album.

Tom Jones explains how they made Surrounded By Time and how his process is different from simply covering songs. Jones also takes us back to the very early days of his childhood, a period when he had to be in quarantine.

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