Reload (Tom Jones album)

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Reload
Reload Album.jpg
Studio album by
Released16 September 1999 (1999-09-16)
Recorded1998–1999
GenrePop, rock
Length62:36
LabelGut/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: 13 September 1999[1]
  2. "Baby, It's Cold Outside"
    Released: 6 December 1999[2]
  3. "Mama Told Me Not to Come"
    Released: 6 March 2000[3]
  4. "Sex Bomb"
    Released: 8 May 2000[4][a]
  5. "You Need Love Like I Do"
    Released: 6 November 2000[6]

Reload is the 34th album by Tom Jones, released in 1999. It contains fifteen duets with a range of artists including Van Morrison, Cerys Matthews, Stereophonics, Robbie Williams and Portishead, recorded with their usual record producers and in their usual studios. The tracks are mainly cover versions, with a new version of one of Jones' own songs, "Looking Out My Window" (1968), and one original track, "Sex Bomb".

Reload became the highest seller of Jones' career, reaching number one on the UK Albums Chart in 1999 and again in 2000. Its biggest single was the collaboration with Mousse T, "Sex Bomb", which reached number 3 on the UK Singles Chart, and was later used in a 2003 episode of The Simpsons (a show Jones had guest starred on in 1992). The album has sold more than four million copies worldwide.[7] The album was not released in the US; instead the compilation Reloaded: Greatest Hits was issued there in 2003 and featured highlights from Reload.

Release[edit]

The album was released on 16 September 1999 in the UK by Gut Records and was released a little later in the US by V2 Records. Five singles were released from the album: "Burning Down the House" (September 1999), "Baby, It's Cold Outside" (December 1999), "Mama Told Me Not to Come" (March 2000), "Sex Bomb" (May 2000), and "You Need Love Like I Do" (November 2000)

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
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Reload became the highest seller of Jones' career, reaching number one on the UK Albums Chart in 1999 and again in 2000.

Track listing[edit]

Note

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

Charts[edit]

Certifications and sales[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[35] 2× Platinum 140,000^
Austria (IFPI Austria)[36] Platinum 50,000*
Belgium (BEA)[37] Gold 25,000*
Canada (Music Canada)[38] Gold 50,000^
Denmark 15,983[39]
France (SNEP)[40] Gold 100,000*
Germany (BVMI)[41] Platinum 500,000^
Italy (FIMI)[42] 2× Platinum 200,000*
Netherlands (NVPI)[43] Platinum 100,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[44] Platinum 15,000^
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[45] 2× Platinum 200,000^
Sweden (GLF)[46] Platinum 80,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[47] Platinum 50,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[49] 4× Platinum 1,491,749[48]
Summaries
Europe (IFPI)[50] Platinum 1,000,000*

* Sales figures based on certification alone.
^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ First released in certain European countries in 1999 and early 2000.[5]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "New Releases – For Week Starting 6 December, 1999". Music Week. 4 December 1999. p. 25.
  3. ^ "Reviews – For Records Released on March 6, 2000". Music Week. 26 February 2000. p. 23.
  4. ^ "New Releases – For Week Starting May 8, 2000: Singles". Music Week. 6 May 2000. p. 23.
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  6. ^ "New Releases – For Week Starting November 6, 2000: Singles". Music Week. 4 November 2000. p. 29.
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