VAN MORRISON to release fourth new album in a little over twelve months – ‘THE PROPHET SPEAKS’ is out on 7th December 2018

VAN MORRISON to release fourth new album in a little over twelve months - 'THE PROPHET SPEAKS' is out on 7th December 2018 2

Van Morrison has announced details of a new album, The Prophet SpeaksThe Prophet Speaks is Van Morrison’s 40th studio album and will be released on 7th December on Caroline International. This fourteen track album follows a recent run of hugely acclaimed albums (Roll With The Punches, Versatile and You’re Driving Me Crazy), each of which has delved deep into the musical styles that have continued to inspire Van throughout his life – vocal jazz and R&B. Here, Van takes on a series of unarguable classics by the likes of John Lee Hooker, Sam Cooke and Solomon Burke (among others) and makes them unmistakably his own. Alongside these reinterpretations, The Prophet Speaks features six phenomenal new Van Morrison compositions.

Van Morrison says of The Prophet Speaks: “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. Writing songs and making music is what I do, and working with great musicians makes it all the more enjoyable.”

The Prophet Speaks again finds Van working with the incredible multi-instrumentalist Joey DeFrancesco (the artist co-credited on You’re Driving Me Crazy) and his band (including Dan Wilson on guitar, Michael Ode on drums and Troy Roberts on tenor saxophone).

VAN MORRISON to release fourth new album in a little over twelve months - 'THE PROPHET SPEAKS' is out on 7th December 2018 Van Morrison

The title track from The Prophet Speaks is available now as an instant grat – listen HERE

The album tracklisting is:

  1. Gonna Send You Back To Where I Got You From (Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson, Leona Blackman)
  2. Dimples (John Lee Hooker, James Bracken)
  3. Got to Go Where The Love Is (Van Morrison)
  4. Laughin’ and Clownin’ (Sam Cooke)
  5. 5 am Greenwich Mean Time (Van Morrison)
  6. Gotta Get You Off My Mind (Solomon Burke, Delores Burke, Josephine Burke Moore)
  7. Teardrops (J.D. Harris)
  8. I Love The Life I Live (Willie Dixon)
  9. Worried Blues / Rollin’ and Tumblin’ (J.D. Harris)
  10. Ain’t Gonna Moan No More (Van Morrison)
  11. Love Is A Five Letter Word (Gene Barge)
  12. Love Is Hard Work (Van Morrison)
  13. Spirit Will Provide (Van Morrison)
  14. The Prophet Speaks (Van Morrison)

Van Morrison plays a series of previously announced UK & Irish shows this autumn.

2nd Oct             Europa Hotel, Belfast (with Joey DeFrancesco) SOLD OUT

3rd Oct             Europa Hotel, Belfast (with Joey DeFrancesco) SOLD OUT

4th Oct             Europa Hotel, Belfast (with Joey DeFrancesco) SOLD OUT

12th Oct           St Davids Hall, Cardiff

16th Oct           Princess Theatre, Torquay

17th Oct           Princess Theatre, Torquay

22nd Oct           Hippodrome, Bristol

26th Oct           Bluesfest at The O2, London

28th Oct           Bluesfest at 3Arena, Dublin

Any tickets still available can be found here.

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