What's New Pussycat? (Tom Jones album)

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What's New Pussycat?
What's New Pussycat? (Tom Jones album).jpg
Studio album by Tom Jones
Released September 1965 (1965-09)[1]
Recorded 1965
Genre Pop rock, blue-eyed soul
Length

30:29 (LP)

40:33 (CD)
Label Parrot[2]
Producer Peter Sullivan
Tom Jones chronology
Along Came Jones
(1965)Along Came Jones1965
What's New Pussycat?
(1965)
A-tom-ic Jones
(1966)A-tom-ic Jones1966

What's New Pussycat? is the second album released by Tom Jones, created to capitalize on the success of his current hit single, the theme song from What's New Pussycat?

The album also included songs that had been removed from the US version of Jones' debut album (I've Got a Heart, The Rose, Some Other Guy, Endlessly). Jones had covered Little Richard's hit Bama Lama Bama Loo on the live EP Tom Jones On Stage earlier in the year, and the studio version appears here. His previous UK single (With These Hands b/w Untrue) and other B-sides from the singles Once Upon a Time (I Tell the Sea) and It's Not Unusual (To Wait For Love) fill out the track list.

This album was unusual in that it originated from Jones' US label Parrot, and not from Decca.

What's New Pussycat? was released by London records on Compact Disc with bonus tracks in 1987. These additional tracks include the A-side Once Upon a Time, as well as Jones' contribution to the various artists benefit album 14 – Lord's Taverners (Kiss, Kiss) and 2 outtakes from other sessions.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "What's New Pussycat?" Burt Bacharach, Hal David 2:18
2. "Some Other Guy" Gordon Mills 2:31
3. "I've Got a Heart" Mills 2:39
4. "Little by Little" Mills 2:20
5. "Won't You Give Him (One More Chance)" Joseph Martin, Winfield Scott 2:27
6. "Bama Lama Bama Loo" Richard Penniman 1:50
Total length: 14:05
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "With These Hands" Benny Davis, Abner Silver 2:41
2. "Untrue Unfaithful" Mills 2:34
3. "To Wait For Love (Is to Waste Your Life Away)" Bacharach, David 1:49
4. "And I Tell the Sea" Tom Jones, Mills 3:12
5. "The Rose" Mills 2:43
6. "Endlessly" Brook Benton, Clyde Otis 3:25
Total length: 16:24

References[edit]

  1. ^ What's New Pussycat? at AllMusic. Retrieved August 19, 2017 (2017-08-19).
  2. ^ What's New Pussycat? at Discogs (list of releases)
  3. ^ What's New Pussycat? CD at Discogs