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A-tom-ic Jones is the second Tom Jones album for Decca, and third overall, released in 1966. The title is a bit of a pun, incorporating his name in the middle of A-TOM-ic (the color of the text makes the connection between the first and last names clear), while suggesting that his voice is a powerful as an atomic bomb.

A-tom-ic Jones
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Studio album by
Released14 January 1966[1]
LabelDecca (UK) Parrot (US)[2]
ProducerPeter Sullivan
Tom Jones (Decca) chronology
What's New Pussycat
(1965)
A-tom-ic Jones
(1966)
From the Heart
(1966)
A-tom-ic Jones (US cover)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic2/5 stars[3]

Due to concerns over alarming the record-buying public, it was released in the US with a different cover, removing the nuclear explosion in the background. The US version also discarded 4 tracks in favor of his two hit theme songs Thunderball and Promise Her Anything.

Contents

ReceptionEdit

Stephen Thomas Erlewine of AllMusic writes: "Given the quality of the record, its lack of success isn't surprising. Jones sings well, but he doesn't have the material to match his performance, making the album noticeably weaker than his first two collections."[3]

Track listingEdit

Side one

  1. "Dr. Love" (Ken Lauber, Sidney J. Wyche)
  2. "Face of a Loser" (Les Reed, Robin Conrad)
  3. "It's Been a Long Time Coming" (Jimmy Radcliffe, Joey Brooks)
  4. "In a Woman's Eyes" (Bobby Russell, Martha Sharp)
  5. "More" (Nino Oliviero, Norman Newell, Riz Ortolani)
  6. "I'll Never Let You Go" (Gordon Mills)
  7. "The Loser" (Deborah Losak, Sharon Vanselow)

Side two

  1. "To Make a Big Man Cry" (Les Reed, Peter Callander)
  2. "Key to My Heart" (Gordon Mills)
  3. "True Love Comes Only Once in a Lifetime" (Bob Halley, Neval Nader)
  4. "A Little You" (Gordon Mills)
  5. "You're So Good for Me" (Ezio Leoni, Robin Conrad)
  6. "Where Do You Belong" (Gordon Mills)
  7. "These Things You Don't Forget" (Van McCoy)

Track listing (US)Edit

Side one

  1. "Thunderball" (Don Black, John Barry)
  2. "True Love Comes Only Once in a Lifetime" (Bob Halley, Neval Nader)
  3. "Key to My Heart" (Gordon Mills)
  4. "These Things You Don't Forget" (Van McCoy)
  5. "Dr. Love" (Ken Lauber, Sidney J. Wyche)
  6. "I'll Never Let You Go" (Gordon Mills)

Side two

  1. "Promise Her Anything" (Burt Bacharach, Hal David)
  2. "A Little You" (Gordon Mills)
  3. "In a Woman's Eyes" (Bobby Russell, Martha Sharp)
  4. "More" (Nino Oliviero, Norman Newell, Riz Ortolani)
  5. "Face of a Loser" (Les Reed, Robin Conrad)
  6. "Where Do You Belong" (Gordon Mills)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "BBC Wales - Music - Tom Jones - Tom Jones discography". BBC.co.uk. Retrieved 2013-05-13.
  2. ^ A-Tom-ic Jones at Discogs (list of releases)
  3. ^ a b "A-Tom-IC Jones - Tom Jones". AllMusic. Retrieved 29 June 2017.