Tom Jones does a cover of an obscure Paul McCartney song on his new album, Spirit in the Room -- but he almost had a huge hit years back with what would become one of The Beatles' biggest hits.
Sir Tom, who also tackles tunes by Bob Dylan and Paul Simon on his 40th studio album, tells us that he was wowed by "(I Want to) Come Home," which Macca recorded for the 2009 film Everybody's Fine and decided to take a crack at it.
It wasn't the first time the two men tried to collaborate, though. Jones says, "He wrote 'The Long and Winding Road' for me, and I couldn't record it at the time because I had another record coming out, another single, and the record company wouldn't take the time for me to get in the studio. Then I heard this song and I thought 'Wow...we could do this one!'"