Reload (Tom Jones album)

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Reload
Studio album by Tom Jones
Released 16 September 1999 (1999-09-16)
Recorded 1998–1999
Genre Rock
Length 62:36
Label Gut/V2
Tom Jones chronology
The Lead and How to Swing It
(1994)
Reload
(1999)
Mr. Jones
(2002)
Singles from Reload
  1. "Burning Down the House"
    Released: September 1999
  2. "Baby, It's Cold Outside"
    Released: December 1999
  3. "Mama Told Me Not to Come"
    Released: March 2000
  4. "Sex Bomb"
    Released: May 2000
  5. "You Need Love Like I Do"
    Released: November 2000

Reload is an album by Welsh singer Tom Jones, released in 1999. After a lengthy career, and a notable absence from the music charts for several years, he resurrected his career with this album of fifteen cover versions, a new version of one of his own songs ("Looking Out My Window," 1968), and one original track ("Sexbomb") recorded as duets with current artists. To ensure that the finished product retained the sound of these artists, he also recorded the tracks in the same studios these artists used, and also used their record producers.

Reload became the highest seller of Jones' career, reaching #1 on the British charts in 1999 and again in 2000. Its biggest single was the collaboration with Mousse T, "Sexbomb", which reached #3 on the UK Singles Chart, and was later used in an episode of The Simpsons (a show Jones had guest starred on in 1992). The album has sold more than six million copies worldwide. The album was not released immediately in the US with Jones's US record company stating that many of the artists were not known outside of the UK. Jones announced plans to record additional tracks with well-known US artists to prepare the album for US release. This did not occur.[citation needed]

Professional ratings
Review scores
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Allmusic 4.5/5 stars link

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Burning Down the House" (with The Cardigans) David Byrne, Tina Weymouth, Chris Frantz, Jerry Harrison  
2. "Mama Told Me Not to Come" (with Stereophonics) Randy Newman  
3. "Are You Gonna Go My Way" (with Robbie Williams) Lenny Kravitz, Craig Ross  
4. "All Mine" (with The Divine Comedy) Geoff Barrow, Beth Gibbons, Adrian Utley  
5. "Sunny Afternoon" (with Space) Ray Davies  
6. "I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone" (with James Dean Bradfield) Stan Kesler, William E. Taylor  
7. "Sexbomb" (with Mousse T) Mousse T, Errol Rennalls  
8. "You Need Love Like I Do" (with Heather Small) Norman Whitfield, Barrett Strong  
9. "Looking Out My Window" (with James Taylor Quartet) Tom Jones  
10. "Sometimes We Cry" (with Van Morrison) Van Morrison  
11. "Lust for Life" (with The Pretenders) Iggy Pop, David Bowie  
12. "Little Green Bag" (with Barenaked Ladies) George Baker Selection  
13. "Ain't That a Lot of Love" (with Simply Red) Willa Dean Parker, Homer Banks  
14. "She Drives Me Crazy" (with Zucchero) Fine Young Cannibals  
15. "Never Tear Us Apart" (with Natalie Imbruglia) INXS  
16. "Baby, It's Cold Outside" (with Cerys Matthews) Frank Loesser  
17. "Motherless Child" (with Portishead) Traditional  

A "special edition" release of the album also includes remixes of "Sexbomb" and "You Need Love Like I Do" as bonus tracks.

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Australia (ARIA)[1] 2× Platinum 140,000^
Austria (IFPI Austria)[2] Platinum 50,000x
Canada (Music Canada)[3] Gold 50,000^
France (SNEP)[4] Gold 100,000*
Germany (BVMI)[5] Platinum 500,000^
Italy (FIMI)[6] 2× Platinum 200,000*
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[7] Platinum 50,000x
Sweden (GLF)[8] Platinum 80,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[9] 4× Platinum 1,200,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

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References[edit]

Preceded by
Rhythm and Stealth by Leftfield
Play by Moby
Crush by Bon Jovi
UK number one album
9–15 October 1999
20–26 May 2000
17–23 June 2000
Succeeded by
Come on Over by Shania Twain
The Greatest Hits by Whitney Houston
7 by S Club 7