Ditching the leathers (though they worked well when he collaborated with New Model Army) and the medallions seems to have worked well for Tom Jones.
Just a couple of months after he collaborated with Jack White on a limited 7″ called ‘Evil’, Tom Jones’ latest album Spirit In The Room shows that he (or at least his advisors, but I suspect the man himself) still has his finger on the pulse.
In the late eighties he covered Prince’s ‘Kiss’ with the Art of Noise; the nineties saw him produce an album working with the then crop of stars (many of whom he seems to have outlasted), and now his latest album sees him covering Low Anthem’s ‘Charlie Darwin‘ and the title track of Tom Waits’ latest album Bad as Me which you can stream and download below.
Rather good, methinks…and I can’t see Cliff Richard doing this
*yeah, I know he’s 71, but it scans better, no?