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Byline: Paul Cole ;Jack Daniels

TOM JONES Praise And Blame (Island) AFTER savaging Tom Jones' new album following a sneak preview a fortnight back, we've given it a second chance. The bad news is that it's still awful. The setlist of dreary dirges and creaky rhythm and blues is obviously intended to rival Johnny Cash's stark recordings with studio svengali Rick Rubin but doesn't hold up, despite songs including Bob Dylan's What Good Am I, John Lee Hooker's Burning Hell and Billy Joe Shaver's If I Give My Soul. Perhaps the problem is that Jones doesn't have the dignity of the dying Cash, and sounds more like an old pub singer. JD
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Publication:Sunday Mercury (Birmingham, England)
Date:Jul 25, 2010
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