By Chuck Arnold Monica Rizzo Ivory Jeff Clinton Courtney Rubin
December 01, 2008 12:00 PM

24 Hours


With the retro movement ongoing in the U.K., Welsh stud emeritus Tom Jones reclaims his ’60s sound on his first U.S. release in 15 years. Indeed, the first single “If He Should Ever Leave You,” with its classic-feeling soul-pop, holds its own with Amy Winehouse’s “Rehab” or Duffy’s “Mercy.” Meanwhile, the swaggering “Sugar Daddy,” cowritten by U2’s Bono and the Edge, shows that, at 68, he can still keep the panties coming.