Roll with the Punches is the 37th studio album by Northern Irish singer-songwriter Van Morrison. The album was released on 22 September 2017 by Caroline Records. The album features five original songs and ten covers. To coincide with the release of the album, Morrison was the subject of a rare interview with Paul Jones, which was broadcast on Jones' BBC Radio 2 show, on 25 September 2017. Jones is a guest musician on the record.
Van Morrison's 2016 album Keep Me Singing included the hard blues track "Goin' Down to Bangor," a tune that directly foreshadowed Roll with the Punches, a set of five originals and ten covers drenched in Chicago-style blues. He also heavily engages in collaboration here with appearances by Jeff Beck, Chris Farlowe, Jason Rebello, Paul Jones, and Georgie Fame. At 72, Morrison can still belt the blues with passion and swagger. The opening title track is an original that pays homage to Willie Dixon's "Hoochie Coochie Man" riff
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Though championing a genre of music often deemed to have a niche market appeal, Roll With The Punches stays the course. It’s not just a great Van Morrison album, but also a contender with the same potential crossover appeal of John Lee Hooker’s The Healer or JJ Cale And Eric Clapton’s Grammy-winning The Road To Escondido.
It’s an album that features raw, intimate interpretations of some of the cornerstones of Rock’n’Roll alongside five new numbers by one of our most consistently brilliant recording artists.
Roll With the Punches, out September 22nd, contains covers of old blues and soul classics along with five new compositions from Van Morrison. The songs on Roll With the Punches – whether I’ve written them or not – they’re performance oriented, the singer said in a statement. Each song is like a story and I’m performing that story. That’s been forgotten over years because people over-analyze things. Van Morrison self-produced Roll With the Punches, which features contributions from Jeff Beck, Paul Jones, Jason Rebello, Chris Farlowe and Georgie Fame. Following the album’s release, Van Morrison will embark on a short tour. He plays two gigs in the . in September and four more in October. Starting in November, he has a series of performances scheduled in Scotland and England before wrapping up with two shows in Belfast, Ireland. Roll With the Punches Track List.
Album · 2017 · 15 Songs. Roll With the Punches Van Morrison. Listen on Apple Music. A soulful blend of R&B classics and new material.
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