The mostly acoustic album follows the concept of a man's life from birth to death.
"The album is mainly an acoustic journey although there is, of course, some explosive electric guitar action," he explained.
"I wanted to show how exciting acoustic instruments can be, how dynamic and rich and heart-thumpingly raw they can sound at a time when acoustic music seems either too cute or too soppy. Obvious influences here are the amazing Martin Carthy, the late, great Davey Graham and the late, great John Martyn."
Guesting on the album is Brit singer/songwriter Robyn Hitchcock on "counter-attack guitar".
Coxon is currently on tour with Pete Doherty but will preview tracks from 'The Spinning Top' in live shows this May before taking up his spot with the newly reunited Blur.