Tom Jones Live in Las Vegas

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Live in Las Vegas
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ReleasedNovember 1969
RecordedSummer 1969
Venue Flamingo Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada
Label Parrot Records
Producer Peter Sullivan
Tom Jones chronology
Help Yourself
Live in Las Vegas
This Is Tom Jones

Tom Jones Live in Las Vegas is a live album recorded at The Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada during the summer of 1969, and released in November 1969.


Performed and recorded during one of the peaks of his popularity, due to his TV series, This is Tom Jones (from 1969 to 1971) [1] and several hit singles in the late 1960s ("It's Not Unusual", "What's New Pussycat?", "Green, Green Grass of Home", "Love Me Tonight"), [2] Tom Jones and his accompanying band, led by Johnnie Spence, gave a tight and highly energetic performance. Jones' band featured some of the top studio musicians of the day, including Big Jim Sullivan on guitar and Chris Slade (The Firm, AC/DC) on drums. Jones acknowledged these musicians to the audience at the beginning of the sixth track, "Danny Boy" - stating "I brought with me from England three of the finest musicians that we have there...on drums, we have Chris, on bass, we have John, and on lead guitar, we have Jimmy." Typically a harsh critic of inferior music, Buddy Rich, on The Mike Douglas Show in 1971, stated "The band that plays behind Tom Jones is one of the great bands of all time." [3]

The last track on Side 1, "I'll Never Fall in Love Again", is the 45 single released in 1967, but in a slightly different mix and has applause overdubbed in the studio. The reason for the inclusion of this track is because it had never previously been on a Jones album.

This record was another bonus to Jones' career, peaking at #2 in the UK and #3 in the US. It remains his highest charting album in the United States. [4]

Track listing

Side one
1."Turn On Your Love Light"2:10
2."Bright Lights and You Girl"
  • Sayde Shepard
3."I Can't Stop Loving You"3:40
4."Hard to Handle"2:24
6."Danny Boy"4:13
7."I'll Never Fall in Love Again"
Side two
8."Help Yourself"
10."Hey Jude"
  • John Lennon
  • Paul McCartney
11."Love Me Tonight"2:56
12."It's Not Unusual"
13."Twist and Shout"6:41




RegionCertification Certified units/sales
Canada (Music Canada) [6] 2× Platinum200,000^
United States (RIAA) [7] Gold500,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

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