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Tom Jones Covers Tom Waits And Leonard Cohen On Upcoming Record ‘Spirit In The Room’

Tom Jones covers Leonard Cohen’s ‘Tower of Song’. From Cohen’s 1988 classic, ‘I’m Your Man’. Get our your tissues, this one’s a tear-jerker.

Set for release on May 21st in the UK, Tom Jones’ latest record, ‘Spirit In The Room‘, will find the timeless Tom Jones covering classic songs from Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits, and blues legend, Blind Willie Johnson. If you do two things today one should be watching Jones’ video for Cohen’s ‘Tower of Song’ (above). Not only does Jones do the original proud, the video is reminiscent of Johnny Cash’s gripping video for ‘Hurt’. The second thing you need to do is listen to Jones’ spot on cover of ‘Bad As Me‘, from Tom Waits latest record. It’s nearly as gritty as Waits’ original.

Jones, who will turn 73 next month, also recently released a stellar cover of Howlin’ Wolf’s ‘Evil‘ on Jack White’s Third Man label. The single features White and members of his band the Raconteurs. Tom Jones can’t be stopped!

US release date is TBD. Track listing follows.

1.   Tower Of Song (Leonard Cohen)
2.   (I Want To) Come Home (Paul McCartney)
3.   Hit Or Miss (Odetta)
4.   Love And Blessings  (Paul Simon)
5.   Soul Of A Man (Blind Willie Johnson)
6.   Bad As Me (Tom Waits)
7.   Dimming Of The Day (Richard Thompson)
8.   Traveling Shoes (Vera Hall Ward)
9.   All Blues Hail Mary (Joe Henry)
10. Charlie Darwin (The Low Anthem)

Via: Consequence of Sound.


The Influence (Leonard Cohen Consoles Nick Cave) By Ben Smith…

The Influence (Leonard Cohen consoles Nick Cave) by Ben Smith. Oil on board. Thanks to Jason for the link.

Ben Smith is based in Sydney, Australia. See more from this talented artist, here.

In other news, the new Leonard Cohen record “Old Ideas“, Cohen’s first in seven years, is completely stellar, and darker than anything he’s done in decades. It’s currently streaming via Guardian UK. In even more metal Leonard Cohen news, a compilation of Cohen covers will be available in the March 2012 issue of UK mag, MOJO . Sterogum is streaming three tracks from the comp right now.

Leonard Cohen will turn 78 years young in September. If I were Nick Cave, I’d need a hug from Cohen too after he told me that my best creative years might still be 23 years away. At any rate, both Cohen and Cave (who celebrates his 55th birthday on 9/21, one day after Cohen), make getting older look much cooler than I’ve been informed getting older actually is. Could 78 is the new 40? I say why the fuck not.


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