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By Nick Crowe  

Tom Jones takes on death in his new album


Tom Jones takes on death in his new album

Praise & Blame by Tom Jones (Universal/Island)

At 70, Tom Jones is the last of the great British cabaret acts to have risen from working men’s clubs. Cherished for his Welsh roots, it was the raunchy kitsch of his performances that won him fame in Britain and the US. Armies of perspiring women would toss their knickers at this archetypal medallion man as his powerful baritone boomed over a sea of oestrogen.

With a career now spanning almost 50 years, Sir Tom…

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