Van Morrison Announces New Album ‘New Arrangements And Duets’

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Van Morrison has announced a new album, ‘New Arrangements And Duets’. 

The Real Real Gone singer will release this album on September 27 this year, and arriving in between a set of upcoming live shows later this year.

‘New Arrangements And Duets’ will consist of unreleased material from Morrison, with the big band tracks recorded in 2014.

Paul Moran and Chris White have also chosen these tracks that they had specifically wanted to create big band arrangements for.

The album will also include collaborations with artists such as Joss Stone, Willie Nelson, Curtis Stigers, and Kurt Elling. These songs were recorded between 2018 and 2019.

It will also feature a new version of Morrison’s 2002 single ‘Choppin Wood’ with a big band, as a tribute to his late father.

You can also pre order this album here.

“gather dust in some archive”

Confirming this news regarding his new album, Van Morrison posted this message via Instagram.

“This album represents a small percentage of the huge amount of unreleased material we are hoping to roll out in the near future, rather than letting it gather dust in some archive”, he wrote. See that post in full here.

Van Morrison On Tour

Van Morrison will also embark on a run of shows across Ireland and the UK next month, before heading over to LA in October. The singer had previously performed at Cork’s Marquee in May. More on that story from Nova here.

See the dates in full below.

JULY
4 – Dublin, Iveagh Gardens
7 – Gloucestershire, Westonbirt Arboretum Forest
11 – Belfast, Stormont Hotel

OCTOBER
19 – Los Angeles, Orpheus Theatre
20 – Los Angeles, Orpheus Theatre

Last year, Van Morrison also released the album ‘Accentuate The Positive’, which included a cover of classic Everly Brothers’ cover ‘Problems’.

The song was originally performed by the band in 1959, reaching number 6 in the charts. Check that cover and Nova’s report here.