A video of Bill Murray singing his own version of Tom Waits' "The Piano Has Been Drinking" has been released. Murray has also covered tracks from artists including Van Morrison, Leonard Bernstein and George Gershwin, along with classical pieces from Shubert and Bach.
Murray's cover of the 1976 track has been taken from his concert film New Worlds: The Cradle Of Civilization. The track's full title is ‘The Piano Has Been Drinking (Not Me) (An Evening with Pete King)’.
This concert has been hailed as “a one of a kind performance from one of the most singular actors in history”, and was filmed at the historic Acropolis in Athens, Greece from June 2018.
The film will see the Ghostbusters star join forces with violinist Mira Wang, pianist Vanessa Perez and cellist Jan Volger. They team up for a night of rock, jazz, classical music, poetry and literature.
Jan Volger had added, “‘New Worlds’ became a fantastic artistic journey, that was born out of my friendship with Bill. I will always treasure our ‘New Worlds’ Tour as one of the most exciting adventures in my life".
The film will hit cinemas on February 2, a noteworthy day for Murray as it is Groundhog Day in the US.
Directed by Andrew Muscato, the performance took place at the end of a tour that Murray and his collaborators began, which included a live gig at London's Royal Festival Hall.