Carrying A Torch Tom Jones
"Carrying a Torch" was originally released on Van's 1991 double album, Hymns to the Silence.
Tom Jones covered the song on his album Carrying a Torch, which was named after this song. This version of the song was released as a single and charted at #57 in 1991 in the UK. This collaboration came about when Morrison showed his newly written song "Carrying a Torch" to Jones, who was "so impressed that he invited Morrison to play on his new record". Morrison wrote, played on and produced four tracks that appeared on Jones' album.
Rolling Stone magazine reviewer Elysa Gardner praised the song, saying that it "has the makings of a classic, with a stately chorus and shining verses that tie the flesh to the spirit: 'You're the keeper of the flame/And you burn so bright/Baby why don't we re-connect/Move into the light'."
Pop / Vocal