Tom Jones’ new album Surrounded By Time debuts at No. 1 on the official UK albums chart. The UK chart crown is his first in over 20 years and also sets the record for the oldest artist ever to do so with an album of new material. Earlier this week, Sir Tom made his US performance debut on the album where he brought a stunning rendition of “No Hole In My Head” to Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Watch Tom Jones perform “No Hole In My Head” on Jimmy Kimmel Live!:
Listen to Surrounded By Time:
"I am thrilled beyond words with the reception for Surrounded By Time, and to now hold these UK chart records is tremendous, just unbelievable," says Sir Tom. "I am so proud of everyone who helped me create this music, I had a ball working with them and to get this result is just incredible. It’s wonderful that the public has allowed me to be musically expressive at my time of life and have shown their support. I am forever grateful."
Recently, Sir Tom appeared on The TODAY Show, WTF with Marc Maron, and NPR’s Here & Now, and has been featured in PEOPLE Magazine, The Boston Globe, AARP, and many more. The Independent called Surrounded By Time “a triumph of hope and experience” and The New Yorker proclaiming it “steeped in gravity.” The Guardian says, "spoken word, doomy electronics and 60s psych are threaded through songs by Dylan, Michael Kiwanuka and more.”
Co-produced by Ethan Johns and Mark Woodward, Surrounded By Time marks out new territory with a sonic landscape of outstanding musicianship and a vocal delivery that re-imagines a diverse set of songs of personal importance that have impacted Jones throughout a long, unpredictable but undeniably impressive career.