Tom Jones shares cover of Malvina Reynolds’ ‘No Hole In My Head’

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Dylan and The Waterboys also covered on new album, Surrounded By Time

Tom Jones has announced that his new album Surrounded By Time will be released by EMI on April 23.

‘No Hole In My Head’ is the second single lifted from Jones’ covers LP, ‘Surrounded By Time’. While the original track was written by the late Reynolds as a folk-blues tune, Jones has reimagined the song as an upbeat pop-rock piece. The accompanying music video sees the singer and a number of others interrogated by an anonymous figure.

Produced by Ethan Johns and Mark Woodward, it features cover versions of songs by Bob Dylan, Cat Stevens, Terry Callier, Michael Kiwanuka, Tony Joe White and The Waterboys.

The Radiohead style cover of the track, which you can listen to below, is the first taster from ‘Surrounded By Time’, the follow-up to his 2015 record ‘Long Lost Suitcase’. It comes out on April 23.

“I was there when TV started – didn’t know I’d become a part of it – but it could be that its power is to remind us how wonderful, crazy and inventive we are, but also how scary the reality it reflects can be,” Jones said.

Tracklist

‘I Won’t Crumble With You If You Fall’ (Bernice Johnson Reagon)
‘The Windmills Of Your Mind’ (Michel Legrand/Alan & Marilyn Bergman)
‘Popstar’ (Cat Stevens/Yusuf Islam)
‘No Hole In My Head’ (Malvina Reynolds)
‘Talking Reality Television Blues’ (Todd Snider)
‘I Won’t Lie’ (Michael Kiwanuka & Paul Butler)
‘This is the Sea’ (Michael Scott)
‘One More Cup Of Coffee’ (Bob Dylan)
‘Samson And Delilah’ (Tom Jones, Ethan Johns, Mark Woodward)
‘Mother Earth’ (Tony Jo White)
‘I’m Growing Old’ (Bobby Cole)
‘Lazarus Man’ (Terry Callier)

Sir Thomas John Woodward OBE (born 7 June 1940), known professionally as Tom Jones, is a Welsh singer. His career began with a string of top-ten hits in the mid-1960s. He has toured regularly, with appearances in Las Vegas (1967–2011). Jones’s voice has been described by Stephen Thomas Erlewine of AllMusic as a “full-throated, robust baritone”.

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