Category Archives: Tom Jones

I Wanna Get Back With You

ZANG64CD

01 I Wanna Get Back With You (Radio Version)
02 Situation (Aggressive Attitude Part II Mix)
03 Situation (Sorrow Always Leads To Love Mix)
04 I Don’t Think So (LP Version)

PRCD6047

01 I Wanna Get Back With You (Radio Version)
02 I Wanna Get Back With You (LP Version)
03 Situation (The Extended Mix)
04 Situation (LP Version)

INFO > Among the diverse pool of talent on Tom Jones’ 1994 album “The Lead And How To Swing It” is Tori Amos, who sings backing vocals on ballad “I Wanna Get Back With You.” That single also features Jones’ cover of “Situation”, for which Martin ‘Youth’ Glover revisited his 1990 ‘Aggressive Attitude Mix’ of the Yazoo classic, and cheekily tossed in the keyboard riff from “Don’t Go.” Glover’s ‘Extended Mix’ is digitally exclusive to the US promo.

Tom Jones – If I Only Knew

While I’m away for the weekend, here’s something from an artist who’s no stranger to Sin City…

Tom Jones
“If I Only Knew”
1994 ZTT Records (UK)
ZANG 59 CD

01. If I Only Knew
02. If I Only Knew (Inner City Radio Mix)
03. If I Only Knew (T-Empo’s ‘Live From Las Vegas’ Club Mix)
04. If I Only Knew (Inner City Club Mix)
05. If I Only Knew (Inner City Underground Mix)
06. If I Only Knew (T-Empo’s ‘Get Those Knickers Off!’ Dub)

INFO > Don’t call it a comeback, but “The Lead And How To Swing It” reinvigorated Tom Jones’ career in the mid-1990s. That album’s interesting stew of styles includes this Trevor Horn produced single, “If I Only Knew.” Remixes by Bobby D’Ambrosio and T-Empo took Tom onto the dancefloor like never before.

IF I ONLY KNEW

Tom Jones – She’s A Lady (Junior Vasquez Mixes)

Tom Jones
“She’s A Lady”
1995 MCA Records (US)
MCADM-5144

01. She’s A Lady (Radio Edit)
02. She’s A Lady (Extended Mix)
03. She’s A Lady (Dub 2)
04. She’s A Lady (Tribal Beats)

INFO > Junior Vasquez added a glamorous sheen to Jones’ 1971 hit “She’s A Lady” for inclusion on the soundtrack of “To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything! Julie Newmar.” The 1995 American film about three drag queens on a cross-country road trip is a loose adaptation of groundbreaking Australian dramedy “The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert.” The tune would later be remixed by BT (in 2000) and Funkstar De Luxe (in 2004); however, Vasquez’s handbag workout takes the prize.

SHE’S A LADY

Tom Jones – Situation (The Youth Mixes)

Tom Jones
“Situation” (The Youth Mixes)
1995 Interscope Records (US) / ZTT Records (UK)
DMD 2194 / SAM 1544

01. Situation (Aggressive Attitude Part II Mix) 06:30
02. Situation (Sorrow Always Leads To Love Mix) 06:16
03. Situation (The Extended Mix) 06:27
04. Situation (7″ Album Version) 03:10

1, 2 sourced from: ZANG 64 CD, 1994 ZTT Records
3, 4 sourced from: PRCD 6047, 1994 Interscope Records

INFO > Welsh superstar Tom Jones went out on a limb with his 1994 LP, “The Lead and How to Swing It,” which places ‘The Voice’ in unfamiliar musical territories. The album features a variety of unexpected contributors, including: Teddy Riley, Trevor Horn, Jeff Lynne, Youth, Tori Amos, and The Wolfgang Press! But no matter the material, Jones makes it his own. For “Situation,” Youth (Martin Glover) recycled his 1990 remix of the Yazoo classic, creating an unlikely cover version belted out by Jones in his inimitable style. Youth also cheekily tosses in the keyboard riff from “Don’t Go.”

NOTE > While promotional 12″ singles were pressed in the US and UK, there was no corresponding CD. Tracks were assembled from commercial and promotional releases; above sleeve is that of the UK 12″.

SITUATION (THE YOUTH MIXES)