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Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by Dave Hicks, Apr 17, 2021.
which sounds like the premise for a cheesy album. Can't judge a book by its cover.
Really well done.
It's not awful, but I don't ever need to hear it again.
I don't get Tom Jones. To my ears he has ruined a lot of good songs.
Love the instrumentation. How many songs do you hear like that? Oh, and Gillian Welch is amazing
I’ve been a fan of Welch and Rawlings from the first album to present if I had to have a desert collection of music I would be hard pressed to find better.
I did not want to like this version but then I didn’t want to like Cash covering Hurt surprised and pleased by both
Well that was an...interesting take on a really fantastic song. Can't say it improves on the original though.
But, I don't believe the production takes it anywhere.
I kept waiting for it to brake loose and happen; and, imo, it never did.
(I thought the modulation thingy was annoying and detracted from any real feeling...)
His voice was ok.
I thought it was a great interpretation. Great song too.
Gillian's comments (which led me to this version):
"Tom Jones’ version of “Elvis Presley Blues” is extraordinary. I liked that he made it something different and yet was just completely true to the song. He had a relationship with Elvis and I feel that in the song. He’s coming from a very personal place. And yet he was able to use our song to express these deep feelings he had for Elvis. So for me, he elevated our song as a personal vehicle to transmit his feelings, which is the highest achievement." Gillian Welch Talks Tom Jones, John Prine and John Steinbeck (relix.com)
TIL that Tom Jones is still alive