Here is the review from the concert he and his band did in Odense the 28th of August. The concert got 6 out of 6 stars - that means full house to Tom Jones and his COOL band !! :D !!
It was an AMAZING concert !! :D !! - My friends, my sister and I were at the front row and as Tom Jones always says: "We had a BALL" !! :D !!
I have made a translation of the review from the Danish newspaper Fyens Stiftstidende. The review is written by the Danish journalist Simon Staun - Here it is:
Tom Jones gave an impressive show of professionalism and presence in the Funen Village in 2012. Thursday night he surpassed that feat with the concert of the year in the Funen Village in a sold-out frame
Being a reviewer may be the easiest job when you as today only have to turn the bucket of superlatives out of the keyboard and put them together so they make sense. For two years, I have been very upset that Tom Jones "only" got five stars after a scorching performance in the Funen Village in 2012.
Fortunately, the now 74-year-old singer decided that the Funen audience should not only be treated with a show of the same calibre. It should be left with the feeling that what they were witnessing was decidedly unnatural.
Forget Cohen, Dylan, Sting and the top international names that have filled the King's garden, The Meadow and particular the Funen Village. Whether they got from here to eternity, they would not match the vocal style and incomparable ability to captivate the audience, that Tom Jones has grown in more than 50 years and refined, not at least during his long stay in Las Vegas. I think you have to change the comparison of the word professional, so in the future it is called: "Professional, more professional, Tom Jones."
In an interview with the newspaper before the last concert he told how he always tries to imagine himself in every song. Every night. It may sound like a cliché, but the fact is that Tom Jones sings evergreens like "Green Green Grass of Home" and "Never Fall In Love Again" with an awe empathy and an unprecedented presence. As if it was the first time he sang the songs in front of an audience. The authenticity is priceless.
Just like last time the concert initiated with "Burning Hell", which charted a new course for Tom Jones' career in 2010 with the album "Praise and Blame". An album in which he delves into spiritualism and wraps himself in gospel and blues. It is almost only Johnny Cash, who equally has redefined himself in such an advanced age. But while Cash sang himself into the grave does Tom jones the opposite, he roars up from it with a vitality, life force and brutality that is unparalleled.
The vocals in the song "Burning Hell" starts as a soft crackle and ends up as a roaring blaze where a demonic enthusiastic Tom Jones indicates that he and the nine-piece band is going to burn The Funen Village to the ground.
The setlist is a clever medley of classics, the best songs from the elders releases and a handful of new songs, which will be published this Autumn. Among Lonnie Johnson's "Tomorrow Night". A wistful country blues song that fits perfectly into a deep blue sky in August, indicates that there is a country-based album in store.
Smack on the guitar
During his professional career Tom Jones has been working with almost everybody from the music industry. The musical flirtation with Jack White was reflected in the song "Evil", which is a reinterpretation of an ancient Howlin 'Wolf number. You can clearly hear Jack White's importance to the guitar sound, and guitarist Robbie McIntosh shows once again why he is the pivotal point in the excellent ensemble. There is so much power on the guitar and it is so good that I have to lean on the person that is standing beside me so I don't crash to the ground.
The band is among the best, if not the best I've heard in the Funen Village. Constant the musicians surprise with their choice of instruments as "Delilah" opens with accordion and accompanied by supple mariachi trumpets. "It's Not Unusual" is an unusual rhythmic playgroup where bassist and drummer takes the lead while the brass section rattles, ticks, and knock everything within reach. They all have the space to show their talent and reverse the concert with Robert Plant in June; the many unexpected features only give a positive influence on the songs and the mood of the audience.
An aboveground concert
If my wife left me for a man of 74, I would be speechless and ashamed. Unless it was Tom Jones. He still has a charisma that can thaw icebergs up. As well as his look in his eyes that can gaze tires of a Fiat Punto. The sexy twinkle in his eye should not be overruled; the power may be one of the reasons why you can provide such a show when it says 1940 on the birth certificate.
If Tom Jones chose to make three in a row in the Funen Village, I am definitely going. Although age at some point have to make a dent in his vocal strength. But as he sings in the religious gospel encore "Strange Things", sometimes there are more things between heaven and earth than we mortals comprehend; As this concert. It was sovereign and glorious heavenly !