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Along Came Jones is the 1965 debut album recorded by Tom Jones and included his massive hit single "It's Not Unusual". The album reached No 11. Some of the songs were covers and some were written especially for Jones like the Gordon Mills-penned "The Rose".

Along Came Jones
Tom Jones - Along Came Jones.jpg
Studio album by
Released21 May 1965
Recorded1964–65
GenrePop rock, blue-eyed soul
Length43:27
LabelDecca
ProducerPeter Sullivan
Tom Jones (Decca) chronology
Along Came Jones
(1965)
What's New Pussycat?
(1965)
Parrot Records edition (retitled)
Cover of It's Not Unusual (USA, Canada)
Cover of It's Not Unusual (USA, Canada)

In July 1965 Parrot Records (USA, Canada) issued an abridged (12 track) version of the album, titled It's Not Unusual.[1]

Contents

Track listingEdit

Side 1
  1. "I've Got a Heart" (Gordon Mills, Les Reed) 2:33
  2. "It Takes a Worried Man" (Traditional; arranged by Gordon Mills) 2:40
  3. "Skye Boat Song" (Traditional; arranged by Malcolm Lawson and Harold Boulton) 2:59
  4. "Once Upon a Time" (Gordon Mills) 2:07
  5. "Memphis, Tennessee" (Chuck Berry) 2:40
  6. "Whatcha' Gonna Do" (Chuck Willis) 3:07
  7. "I Need Your Loving" (Don Gardner, Bobby Robinson, Clarence Lewis, James McDougall) 2:38
  8. "It's Not Unusual" (Gordon Mills, Les Reed) 1:58
Side 2
  1. "Autumn Leaves" (Joseph Kosma, Johnny Mercer, Geoffrey Parsons, Jacques Prévert) 3:08
  2. "The Rose - Version 2" (Gordon Mills) 2:53
  3. "If You Need Me" (Wilson Pickett, Robert Bateman, Sonny Sanders) 2:38
  4. "Some Other Guy" (Gordon Mills) 2:31
  5. "Endlessly" (Brook Benton, Clyde Otis) 3:19
  6. "It's Just a Matter of Time" (Clyde Otis, Brook Benton, Belford Hendricks) 2:42
  7. "Spanish Harlem" (Jerry Leiber, Phil Spector) 3:18
  8. "When the World was Beautiful" (Paul Kaufman, Jerry Harris) 2:16

PersonnelEdit

  • Peter Sullivan - producer
  • Les Reed - musical director
  • Bill Price - engineer
  • John Beale - cover photography

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