VAN MORRISON – ” Some Peace Of Mind ” With Bobby Womack

Posted: March 4, 2015 in MUSIC
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On Van Morrison‘s 35th studio album, the singer decided to take songs from his vast catalog and rework them with some of his favorite singers. Logically, the album is called“Duets: Re-Working the Catalogue.”

Morrison avoided picking classics like “Brown-Eyed Girl” and “Moondance,” and instead selected more obscure tunes from his library to tackle. The album opens with Morrison and R&B singer Bobby Womack performing “Some Peace of Mind” from 1991′s “Hymns to the Silence,” .

The song is one of Womack’s last studio performances; in June 2014, he passed away due to a variety of health problems. In this recording, the two singers alternate lines in a back and forth manner, coming together around the song’s title. Compared to the original, their new version is more upbeat – “there wasn’t enough punch in the original,” Morrison said. “Duets: Re-Working the Catalogue” on RCA Records. Along with Womack, Morrison duets with Michael Buble, Mavis Staples, Mark Knopfler, Taj Mahal, Steve Winwood, and more.

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