The early music career of South Wales music legend Sir Tom Jones is celebrated with a new release, The Complete Decca Studio Albums Collection.
For the first time, all 15 of Tom Jones’ Decca studio albums, along with a special expanded 2 CD physical package of single-only tracks, rare B-sides and first time on CD recordings from the archives are released all together as a 17 CD box set.
The Complete Decca Studio Albums Collection spans 10 Years of Tom Jones Early career
Coinciding with Sir Tom’s 80th birthday and 55 years since his first UK Number 1 hit single It’s Not Unusual, the albums span ten years from Tom’s 1965 album debut, Along Came Tom Jones to 1975’s Memories Don’t Leave Like People Do and tell the story of the first decade of the Welsh icon’s music career. The release includes legendary hits such as I’ll Never Fall In Love Again, She’s A Lady, Delilah and the 1966 chart-topper The Green Green Grass of Home.
Born and raised in Pontypridd, South Wales, the singer, who became affectionately known as Jones The Voice, left school at age 15 and at the age of 24, released his first single Chills and Fever with Decca Records in 1964 when he was 24. Although his debut did not chart, his follow-up, It’s Not Unusual, became an international, life changing hit.
New Release Chronicles Tom Jones International Stardom In The 1960s
The following year was the most prominent of Jones’s career, making him one of the most popular vocalists of the ‘British Invasion’. In early 1965, It’s Not Unusual reached No.1 in the UK and the top 10 in the United States. During 1965, he also recorded two major film themes, including What’s New Pussycat? and the James Bond film Thunderball. Jones was also awarded the Grammy Award for Best New Artist in 1966.
Sir Tom Jones has sold over 100 million records worldwide and has had over 35 UK Top 40 hit. With over 200 tracks and over 10+ hours of timeless music in one box, Tom Jones The Complete Decca Studio Albums Collection is available via Decca Music’s Website.