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Tom Jones sings Gillian Welch

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by Dave Hicks, Apr 17, 2021.

  1. Dave Hicks

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    which sounds like the premise for a cheesy album. Can't judge a book by its cover.

    D.H.

     
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    Interesting.

    Really well done.

    :)
     
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    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.
     
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    Love the instrumentation. How many songs do you hear like that? Oh, and Gillian Welch is amazing
     
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    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
     
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    Well that was an...interesting take on a really fantastic song. Can't say it improves on the original though.
     
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    Interesting...

    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.
     
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    I thought it was a great interpretation. Great song too.
     
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  9. Dave Hicks

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    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)
     
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    TIL that Tom Jones is still alive
     
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