He just turned 83 and doesn’t seem to be in any hurry to retire. He is capable of making the entire public dance and he has just done it in Marbella, a stop for the only one known as ‘El Tigre de Gales’ that is going to perform in Spain this season and in which he reviewed his musical hits from the last five decades.
There is a mathematical rule that says that the order of the factors does not alter the product. This Rule Also Apply to the last Performances of this Welshman in Stalita March Bella, Where This Monday He Has Performed A Repertoire Very Similar To The Concert That He Starred In This Same stage two years ago now. Of course, with a different disposition and less voice.
The show began with British punctuality, publishes Efe. At 10:00 p.m. the stage was illuminated, Tom Jones -with dark and tight pants, and a shirt on the outside with a striking black and white print- came out microphone in hand and the first chords sounded, which served as an introduction and to warm up engines
“It’s great to be here. I’m glad to see you again,” the singer commented with a smile, and the middle-aged, mostly English-speaking audience that packed the venue gave him a round of applause in greeting.
After the formal welcome, music again and with it came the turn of “What’s New Pussycat” (1965), a single that gave its name to the second of his studio albums and with which he drew applause from the public.
Tom Jones sang, spoke and joked with a dedicated and very generous audience that forgave him for not reaching the highest tones as in his best days and even for the occasional out of tune. And it is that the years do not pass in vain, not even for the greatest.
More than fifty years of musical career, 41 albums behind him, a dozen awards, including a Grammy and an MTV Award; several number ones and millions of copies sold endorse this self-made artist and that he boasts of having his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
With the mythical “Sex Bomb”, a song with which he relaunched his musical career in 1999 and which returned him to the top of the international music charts, the audience jumped out of their seats and chanted his popular chorus in unison.
He continued with “Pop star”, a song that refers to the desires and dreams of a young artist who wants to achieve fame and who wants his mother to be proud of him when she sees him perform, something that was recorded in his beginnings in music. , comment.
And before interpreting the version of “One more cup of coffee”, included in his latest album “Surrounded by Time” (April 2021), mention, as in previous shows, another of the greats of music, Bob Dylan, the who has snatched the title of “longest-lived number one” with this work.
Then, another song with a cheerful rhythm, “Green, Green Grass of Home” (1967), with which he recorded the green countryside of his native Wales on a very hot summer night on the Costa del Sol. Among the attendees, a compatriot who he openly showed his enthusiasm for the piece.
Before interpreting “Delilah” (1968) he had time to joke about age and “love from the fifties, sixties and eighties”, he commented with a laugh.
It was followed by two chart-topping songs for the Welsh tiger, “Leave your hat on” (2002) and “Kiss”, written by “the last great musical genius”, Prince, in 1986 and covered by Jones.
He sang a song from his latest album, “I’m Growing Old” (I’m getting older), and once again made some joke about age, since when they offered it to him in Las Vegas (USA) he was still in his thirties, counted
And already in the final stretch of a concert that lasted almost two hours, Tom Jones performed “It’s not Unusual” (1965) and the popular song by Chuck Berry “Johny B Goode” (1959), to end with “Great Balls of Fire” (1957), by the legendary Jerry Lee Lewis, as the finishing touch and whose rhythm made the audience dance lively.