The Ballad of Tom Jones

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"The Ballad of Tom Jones"
Single by Space with Cerys Matthews
from the album Tin Planet
Released 23 February 1998
Format CD, 7" vinyl single, cassette
Recorded 1997
Length 4:11
Label Gut Records
Writer(s) Tommy Scott
Producer(s) Jeremy Wheatley, Space
Space chronology
Avenging Angels
"The Ballad of Tom Jones"
Begin Again
Cerys Matthews singles chronology
"N/A" "The Ballad of Tom Jones"
"Baby, It's Cold Outside"

"The Ballad of Tom Jones" is a song by Space and Cerys Matthews, lead singer of the band Catatonia, which was released in 1998. The song peaked at #4 in the UK charts in March 1998,[1] #26 in Ireland in March 1998,[2] #46 in Australia in May 1998,[3] and #27 in New Zealand in May 1998.[4]

Lead singer Tommy Scott described Tom Jones as 'brilliant'.[5] The song became a huge radio hit and resulted in Space performing with Jones in Jools Holland's New Year's Eve programme.[6]

Track listings[edit]

CD 1 (CDGUT18)

  1. "The Ballad of Tom Jones" - 4:13
  2. "Happy Endings" - 3:11
  3. "Now She's Gone" - 2:39
  4. "Stress Transmissions" - 3:54

CD 2 (CXGUT18)

  1. "The Ballad of Tom Jones"
  2. "The Ballad of Tom Jones" (cocktail lounge mix)
  3. "The Ballad of Tom Jones" (dirty beatniks mix)
  4. "The Ballad of Tom Jones" (sound 5 mix)
  5. "The Ballad of Tom Jones" (sure is pure dub mix)
  6. "The Ballad of Tom Jones" (SX dub 'Scratchin 'Cuckoo' Mix)
  7. "The Ballad of Tom Jones" (tom jones: axe to your head mix)

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Official Charts > Space". The Official UK Charts Company. Retrieved 2015-10-03. 
  2. ^ "The Irish Charts - All there is to know". Fireball Media. Retrieved 2015-10-03.  N.B. The user needs to enter 'Space' or 'The Ballad of Tom Jones' in the search box to retrieve its chart history.
  3. ^ " > Space with Cerys of Catatonia - The Ballad of Tom Jones (song)". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2015-10-03. 
  4. ^ " > Space with Cerys of Catatonia - The Ballad of Tom Jones (song)". Hung Media. Retrieved 2015-10-03. 
  5. ^ Ellis, Lucy (2000). Tom Jones: close up. Omnibus. p. 339. ISBN 0711975493. 
  6. ^ Buckley, Peter (2003). The Rough Guide to Rock. Rough Guides. p. 179. ISBN 1858284570.