An album on which Welsh pop crooner Tom Jones duets with bands
such as the Stereophonics, the Cardigans and the Pretenders
may be released in the U.S. this summer, according to V2 Records spokesperson
Sandy Sawotka. Reload, on which Jones and his guests tackle a
variety of covers, was released in Europe in September. Jones covers
Randy Newman's "Mama Told Me Not to Come" with the Stereophonics,
who also are Welsh. He and the Cardigans do Talking Heads' "Burning
Down the House," and the Pretenders join him for Iggy Pop's "Lust
for Life." Other artists on the European version of Reload include
Portishead, Natalie Imbruglia and Robbie Williams.
Sawotka said the U.S. version may have a different track list, with
collaborators more familiar to U.S. listeners.