Watch Tom Jones cover Leonard Cohen's 'Tower of Song'

The track is taken from the Welsh crooner's forthcoming album 'Spirit In The Room'

Watch Tom Jones cover Leonard Cohen's 'Tower of Song'

Photo: Press

Scroll down to watch Tom Jones cover Leonard Cohen's 'Tower of Song', taken from Cohen's 1988 album, 'I'm Your Man', and co-written by Cohen and Jennifer Warnes.

The new version of the track is taken from Tom Jones' forthcoming album, 'Spirit In The Room', on which he also covers songs by artists such as Paul McCartney, Paul Simon, Tom Waits and The Low Anthem.

Released on May 21, the follow up to 2010's 'Praise and Blame' has been recorded with a band which includes Warpaint's Stella Mozgawa on drums - pictured below - and Laura Marling producer and multi-instrumentalist Ethan Johns.

The 10 track album sees Jones singing his own versions of the title track from Tom Waits’ most recent album 'Bad As Me' and Odetta's 'Hit Or Miss'. The double A side single 'Hit Or Miss' / 'Bad As Me' is out on May 14

'Spirit In The Room' also includes songs originally written by Blind Willie Johnson and Richard Thompson. Tom Jones recently covered Howlin Wolf's 'Evil'. The track was released earlier this month on Jack White's Third Man Records label as part of their 'Blue Series', along with a new version of Jones' 2002 track 'Jezebel'.

Tom Jones will play London Hammersmith Apollo on July 1 as part of BluesFest London.



Read More On This Artist

More News
Mark Ronson's 'Uptown Funk' returns to Number One and breaks own streaming record
Three more Madonna demos including reported Lady Gaga diss track surface online
John Lydon: 'I'm absolutely oblivious to Band Aid 30'
Kiss to perform 1975 album 'Alive!' in full during Kiss Kruise 2015
K-Pop artists threaten legal action over music used in 'The Interview'
The Killers reveal Christmas single tradition came from turning down Bono's Gap advert offer
The Weeknd and Ariana Grande share acoustic performance of 'Love Me Harder' – watch
Mica Levi on scoring 'Under the Skin': 'I dreamt the world came out of Scarlett...
Taylor Swift becomes first artist to top Billboard Artist 100 for ten weeks
Skrillex and Diplo share remix of Beyonce’s '7/11' - listen
Girl Band debut new track ‘Sexy Wife’ - watch
Grimes shares festive track and video 'Christmas II (Grinch)' - watch
Frank Sinatra collaborator Buddy DeFranco dies, aged 91
Brian May: 'We need a change of government or we will all slit our wrists'
Beyonce’s father sells her old belongings for £1,200 at a garage sale
N.E.R.D. reveal first new song in four years, ‘Squeeze Me’ - listen
Thom Yorke shares new song 'You Wouldn't Like Me When I'm Angry' - listen
Metric share new song 'The Fatal Gift' - listen
Fall Out Boy share their 'Drunk History' with Panic! At The Disco's Brendon Urie -...
Nile Rodgers announces release of new track 'I'll Be There'
Beyoncé shares photos from her and Jay Z's holiday to Iceland
Father John Misty shares video of 'pop-up art' for 'I Love You, Honeybear'...

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM