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Rock - Released June 10, 2016 | Legacy Recordings

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Rock - Released October 30, 2015 | Rhino - Warner Records

Distinctions The Qobuz Ideal Discography - Pitchfork: Best New Reissue
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Rock - Released June 10, 2016 | Legacy Recordings

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Rock - Released February 28, 1970 | Warner Records

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Rock - Released October 18, 2013 | Warner Records

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Rock - Released June 30, 1975 | Rhino - Warner Records

Distinctions Stereophile: Record To Die For
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Blues - Released May 7, 2021 | BMG Rights Management (UK) Ltd

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Rock - Released December 4, 2015 | Legacy Recordings

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Rock - Released November 1, 1968 | Rhino - Warner Records

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Rock - Released October 25, 2019 | Exile

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Does the cliché of the artist improving with time, just like good wine, apply to Van Morrison? For several years now, the old bard from Belfast has been unstoppable, publishing up to two albums a year. With Three Chords and the Truth (his sixth in four years!), he proves it is possible to have both quantity and quality. Composed of 14 previously unpublished songs (not covers, as was often the case on his previous records from the 2010’s), this 2019 vintage encapsulates all of Van The Man’s art. His unique style of jazz and blues tinged with gospel soul is supported by a refined, warm instrumentation. With his slick double bass, groovy vintage organ, raspy brass and inimitable voice, Van Morrison carries on carving his own path and the result often touches the sublime. His old guitarist Jay Berliner (found on Astral Weeks, his 1968 masterpiece) even brings a delicate touch to the record. And Bill Medley from The Righteous Brothers sings with him on Fame Will Eat the Soul. Ultimately, Van Morrison is never a parody of himself, and the pleasure that making music brings him at 74 years old is more than obvious. © Max Dembo/Qobuz
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Vocal Jazz - Released October 2, 2018 | Exile Productions Ltd.

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The prophet has returned! Van Morrison, he who brought us the timeless Gloria and Brown Eyed Girl, steps back in time for his new album The Prophet Speaks. The Irish bard delves into the world of jazz, blues and rhythm’n’blues with his renditions of classics from John Lee Hooker, Sam Cooke, Willie Dixon and Soloman Burke, to name but a few. Such are the talents of Van The Man that he even includes six of his own compositions (Got to Go Where The Love Is, 5am Greenwich Mean Time, Love Is Hard Work, Spirit Will Provide, Ain’t Gonna Moan No More and The Prophet Speaks) within the genre of jazz’n’blues’n’soul. “It was important for me to get back to recording new music as well as doing some of the blues material that has inspired me from the beginning” he says. Once again, the album features its fair share of musical virtuosos, including killer organist Joey DeFrancesco (who co-wrote You’re Driving Me Crazy with Morrison), guitarist Dan Wilson, drummer Michael Ode and saxophonist Troy Roberts. A classy and classical album that doesn’t look to reinvent the genre but rather to revive its original soul. © Max Dembo/Qobuz
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Rock - Released September 1, 1987 | Legacy Recordings

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Rock - Released August 28, 2015 | Legacy Recordings

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Rock - Released September 24, 1991 | Legacy Recordings

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Rock - Released September 1, 1967 | Columbia - Legacy

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Rock - Released March 22, 2019 | Legacy Recordings

22 years after it was first released, The Healing Game is back in all its glory. This Deluxe 3CD Edition was released in March 2019 and features the original album as well as some thirty new releases from 1995/1997, ranging from alternate takes and duets to live performances. The first disc includes ten original songs and five bonus tracks. The second is devoted to sessions and collaborations, including early versions of The Healing Game and Fire in the Belly, five tracks with Carl Perkins and two with John Lee Hooker. Finally, the third CD is a concert recorded at the Montreux Festival in Switzerland on July 17, 1997. When The Healing Game was released in March 1997, Van Morrison was 52 years old and had about twenty solo albums to his name. Some of them, such as Astral Weeks (1968), Moondance (1970) and Veedon Fleece (1974) are considered to be among the best masterpieces in the history of rock music. Although this album doesn’t quite compare to these marvels, it is still a reminder that the Irish bard is a unique singer and songwriter. The two decades between the release of the original opus and this re-release will give people a chance to reappraise his soul-stirring music – that unmistakable mix of folk and jazz that never gets old and those lyrics spoken directly from the heart. © Max Dembo/Qobuz
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Rock - Released June 5, 1995 | Legacy Recordings

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Vocal Jazz - Released April 27, 2018 | Legacy Recordings

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Van Morrison's late career tear continues with You're Driving Me Crazy, his third album in seven months. Following the formula of 2017's Roll with the Punches and Versatile -- each offered jazz, blues and R&B standards and redone originals -- this set offers eight tracks from Morrison's catalog and seven standards. it stands on its own, however, as a collaborative encounter with jazz organist and trumpeter Joey DeFrancesco's hip quartet. They all holed up in a Sausalito studio and completed the recording in only two days, capturing everything in a take or two. The loose feel is deceptive as the playing is anchored deep in the pocket; it crackles with live-wire intensity. Cole Porter's "Miss Otis Regrets" is framed by a gentle swing, with DeFrancesco's organ and Troy Roberts' smoky tenor saxophone introducing Morrison. Though he sings in a lower register now, his voice has lost none of its suppleness. He hovers, glides, and swoops through the lyrics; his vocal is akin to another horn, thus making DeFrancesco's trumpet solo a virtual duet. The jump swing of "All Saints Day" sounds like Jimmy McGriff jamming with Louis Jordan and James Moody. The new version of "The Way Young Lovers Do," from Astral Weeks, offers a lilting, Coltrane-esque soprano saxophone, modal changes, souled-out scatting, and minor swing, revealing just how prescient and timeless the song remains. Johnny Mercer's "Travelin' Light" is a sweet, sultry blues with muted trumpet, shimmering chords, and Morrison's improvisations on the changes. The band stretches out on "Goldfish Bowl." Morrison's fingerpopping delivery touches on everyone from Ray Charles to Jimmy Witherspoon; what's more, he adds his alto horn for a twin saxophone attack as DeFrancesco's tight B-3 solo is appended by guitarist Dan Wilson's stinging, fleet-fingered break. No tune here signifies the collective musical mind meld like the title track by Walter Donaldson. It finds Morrison laughing with delight during the instrumental breaks and outro as the band swings and struts. "Everyday I Have the Blues," with twinned saxes, bassline-heavy B-3, and popping snares becomes the perfect jump jam. The uptempo read of "Have I Told You Lately That I Love You" marks the latter (and best) of two duets between Morrison and daughter Shana (the other is Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson's hard bopping "Hold It Right There"). Its three-saxophone head and sumptuous, soul-drenched organ fills surround the pair's empathic singing. The funky Titus Turner-penned "Sticks and Stones" offers dazzling electric piano pumping from DeFrancesco, bell-like cymbals from Wilson, and Morrison straddling of the worlds of R&B, jazz, and blues. Closer "Celtic Swing" is the lone instrumental, a stellar showcase for Morrison's own alto playing and Wilson's arpeggio-rich soloing with DeFrancesco keeping the breezy groove even when he embellishes it during his solo. You're Driving Me Crazy is as energetic as any live show. Of the three successive recordings done in this way, this one stands head and shoulders above for its inspired performances and choices of material. © Thom Jurek /TiVo

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