VAN MORRISON – ” Roll With The Punches “

Posted: August 25, 2017 in ALBUMS, MUSIC
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Van Morrison has announced the details of his 37th studio album, Roll With the Punches, to be released this fall and supported with tour dates in the U.S. and U.K. . Due in stores on Sept.ember 22nd ., Punches arrives roughly a year after Morrison’s most recent effort, Keep Me Singing, which reached the Top 10 on both sides of the Atlantic. The 15-song track listing blends new original numbers with covers of classic blues numbers — a balance that, as Morrison argues in the press release announcing the new LP, reflects the approach he’s always taken to making music.

“From a very early age, I connected with the blues,” Morrison explains. “The thing about the blues is you don’t dissect it — you just do it. I’ve never over-analyzed what I do; I just do it. Music has to be about just doing it and that’s the way the blues works — it’s an attitude. I was lucky to have met people who were the real thing — people like John Lee Hooker, Jimmy Witherspoon, Bo Diddley, Little Walter and Mose Allison. I got to hang out with them and absorb what they did. They were people with no ego whatsoever and they helped me learn a lot.”

Calling the album as a whole “performance oriented,” Morrison says he focused on his interpretive approach while recording. “Each song is like a story and I’m performing that story,” he adds. “That’s been forgotten over years because people over-analyze things. I was a performer before I started writing songs and I’ve always felt like that’s what I do.”

Van Morrison, ‘Roll With the Punches’ Track Listing
“Roll with the Punches”
“Transformation”
“I Can Tell”
“Stormy Monday/Lonely Avenue”
“Goin’ to Chicago”
“Fame”
“Too Much Trouble”
“Bring It On Home to Me”
“Ordinary People”
“How Far from God”
“Teardrops from My Eyes”
“Automobile Blues”
“Benediction”
“Mean Old World”
“Ride On Josephine”

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