MORRISON, VAN

Versatile

Model: 6705335

SKU: 343214 Product ID: 242907

Format ‐ CD

Genre ‐ Popular

Release Date ‐ 01/12/17

 

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Description

    Following the massive success of his 37th studio album Roll With the Punches, Van Morrison prepares the release of his 38th.

    Versatile is positive proof that Van Morrison is built differently to other artists. One of very few British recording artists to warrant the description ‘living legend’, Van is currently working at a rate to put musicians a third of his age to shame; an ethic that harks back to his early days as a recording artist who’d easily release multiple brilliant long players within the space of a year.

    While Roll With The Punches saw Van revisit many of the definitive rhythm and blues records that have stayed with him all his life, Van’s latest album sees him delve further back into recorded music’s archives to interpret some of the 20th century’s greatest vocal jazz standards.

    Across Versatile’s sixteen tracks, Van Morrison interprets some of the very building blocks of modern music in his own utterly unique style.  As well as songs originally made famous by the likes of Chet Baker, Frank Sinatra, the Righteous Brothers, Tony Bennett and Nat King Cole, Versatile features six stunning new Van compositions, including Broken Record – a timeless piece of late-night swing. Van says of Versatile: “Recording songs like these - especially the standards - gave me the chance to stretch out vocally and get back to the music that originally inspired me to sing - jazz!"

    A joy from start to finish, Versatile is a completely different record to Roll With the Punches yet it’s incontrovertibly Van and proof, if ever it were needed, that at 72 years of age, he’s not going to slow down any time soon.

Details

    Primary Format - Music - CD

    Artist - MORRISON, VAN

    Label - Caroline

    Music Genre - Popular

    Music Genre Primary - Pop & Rock

Track Listing

CD

  1. Broken Record
  2. A Foggy Day
  3. Let's Get Lost
  4. Bye Bye Blackbird
  5. Skye Boat Song
  6. Take It Easy Baby
  7. Makin' Whoopee
  8. I Get A Kick Out Of You
  9. I Forgot That Love Existed
  10. Unchained Melody
  11. Start All Over Again
  12. Only A Dream
  13. Affirmation
  14. The Party's Over
  15. I Left My Heart In San Francisco
  16. They Can't Take That Away From Me

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