the new album of the musical icon and visionary van morrison titled duets: RE-WORKING the catalogue is scheduled for March 24, 2015. duets: RE-WORKING the catalogue is the 35th studio album by van morrison.
in duets: RE-WORKING the catalogue, van morrison and the guests selected and recorded some of the song's themes taken from the 360-themed catalog throughout their career. Having deliberately moved away from the best-known classic themes, van, chose some of the artists who respect most to interpret these themes with you, to give a new life and clothing to them. The album was recorded in belfast, the singer's hometown, and London during last year, resorting to several musicians and new arrangements.
the first single taken from the album is available today and is entitled “Real Real Gone”, with the participation of michael bublé.
The album was produced by van morrison, don was and bob Rock.
The album includes duets with bobby womack, steve winwood, mark knopfler, taj mahal, mavis staples, michael bublé, natalie cole, george goodson, Gregory porter, clare teal, P.J. proby, joss stone, georgie fame, mick hucknall, chris farlowe and shana morrison daughter vanrison.
Van Morrison, OBE (Order of the British Empire), born 31 August 1945 is a Grammy Award-winning Northern Irish singer, songwriter, author, poet and multi-instrumentalist, who has been a professional musician since the late 1950s. He plays a variety of instruments, including the guitar, harmonica, keyboards, drums, and saxophone.
Known as "Van the Man" by his fans, Morrison started his musical career as the lead singer of the Northern Irish band Them, penning their seminal 1964 hit "Gloria". A few years later, Morrison left the band for a successful solo career.
He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993 and the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2003. In 2000, Morrison ranked #25 on American cable music channel VH1's list of its 100 greatest artists of rock and roll, and in 2004, Rolling Stone Magazine ranked Van Morrison 42nd on their list of The Immortals: 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.
Paste Magazine ranked him 20th in their list of 100 Greatest Living Songwriters in 2006 and Q Magazine ranked him 22nd on their list of 100 Greatest Singers in April 2007.
Some Peace Of Mind
If I Ever Needed Someone
Higher Than The World
Whatever Happened To Pj Proby
Carrying A Torch
The Eternal Kansas City
Streets Of Arklow
These Are The Days
Get On With The Show
Rough God Goes Riding
Fire In The Belly
Born To Sing
Real Real Gone
How Can A Poor Boy?
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