Van Morrison announces new album



Van Morrison announced his 37th studio album Tuesday, Roll With The Punches, which will contain a mix of new songs and covers of blues favorites.

The album will be released on September 22. The first single from the album, a cover of Sam Cooke’s “Bring It on Home to Me,” was also released Tuesday:

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“From a very early age, I connected with the blues,” Morrison said in a statement (via Stereogum). “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 & 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.

“The songs on Roll With The Punches — whether I’ve written them or not — they’re performance oriented. Each song is like a story and I’m performing that story. That’s been forgotten over years because people over-analyse things. I was a performer before I started writing songs and I’ve always felt like that’s what I do.”

The tracklist can be seen below:

1 ROLL WITH THE PUNCHES
2 TRANSFORMATION
3 I CAN TELL
4 STORMY MONDAY / LONELY AVENUE
5 GOIN’ TO CHICAGO
6 FAME
7 TOO MUCH TROUBLE
8 BRING IT ON HOME TO ME
9 ORDINARY PEOPLE
10 HOW FAR FROM GOD
11 TEARDROPS FROM MY EYES
12 AUTOMOBILE BLUES
13 BENEDICTION
14 MEAN OLD WORLD
15 RIDE ON JOSEPHINE

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