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News: Tom Jones Announces New Album ‘Long Lost Suitcase’

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(AUS) Tom Jones marks his long awaited return with the release of Long Lost Suitcase the third in a trilogy of albums following 2010’s ‘Praise & Blame’ and ‘Spirit In The Room’. Long Lost Suitcase is out on October 9 through Caroline Australia. ‘Why Don’t You Love Me Like You Used To Do?’ is available as an instant download for those pre ordering Long Lost Suitcase.

Long Lost Suitcase seemed apt with Tom having trawled through memories, recalling stories and anecdotes for his first and only biography Over The Top And Back, and the tracks comprise another outstanding collection.

Tom Jones Long Lost SuitcaseThe album becomes ever more pertinent with track titles interwoven into the chapters of a book that resonate with reality over what has been a truly groundbreaking and unpredictable journey. Long Lost Suitcase is the heart and soul of a performer who is still willing to push the boundaries.

Once more, Long Lost Suitcase sees producer Ethan Johns cajole some extraordinary performances from Tom, courtesy of a diverse catalogue of compositions from the likes of Gillian Welch, Rolling Stones, through to Hank Williams and The Milk Carton Kids.

The stripped back desolation of opener, Willie Nelson’s ‘Opportunity To Cry’, via the up-tempo foot tapping folk of ‘Honey Honey’, or the hauntingly poignant version of Welch’s ‘Elvis Presley Blues’, the collection encompasses a life long love of music. Long Lost Suitcase is a fitting contribution in what has proved to be an outstanding body of work.


1. Opportunity To Cry (Willie Nelson)
2. Honey Honey (The Milk Carton Kids)
3. Take My Love (I Want To Give It) (Little Willie John)
4. Bring It Home (Sonny Boy Williamson)
5. Everybody Loves A Train (Los Lobos)
6. Elvis Presley Blues (Gillian Welch)
7. He Was A Friend Of Mine (Dave Van Ronk)
8. Factory Girl (Rolling Stones)
9. I Wish You Would (Billy Boy Arnold)
10. Til My Back Aint Got No Bone (Eddie Floyd/Alvertis Isbell)
11. Why Don’t You Love Me Like You Used To Do (Hank Williams)
12. Tomorrow Night (Lonnie Johnson)
13. Raise A Ruckus (Jesse Fuller)