Van Morrison - Keep Me Singing

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Keep Me Singing is the thirty-sixth studio album by Irish singer-songwriter Van Morrison, released in September 2016 via Exile and Caroline International.

Van Morrison does exactly what he wants, when he wants, and continually mines the past no matter the cost. It's been four years since the Celtic soulman issued a collection of new, original studio material (Born To Sing: No Plan B), but given the music, it could have been yesterday. 

Morrison has no interest in innovation, he's already done that. The pace here is mostly laid-back, the music drenched in jazz, R&B, blues, and classy pop. He revels throughout in an elegant slow burn; his lyric themes are bittersweet, melancholic, filled with emotional and symbolic memory; his longing for the previous prevalent.

The first line on album-opener "Let It Rhyme" is: "Throw another coin in the wishing well/Tell everybody to go to hell…" atop skeins of country and R&B as he reveals his recalcitrance. Celtic folk burrows underneath soul in the title track, as a trio of female backing singers, swelling B-3, and a snare undulate beneath his lyrics. A breezy harmonica solo adds a twist.

"Out In The Cold Again" is one of Morrison's finest torch songs in a decade. His delivery hovers just above a small string section and Fiachra Trench's  piano. "The Pen Is Mightier Than The Sword" weaves blues-drenched electric guitar and organ exchanges in a mid-tempo steamy groove appended to excellent backing vocals from Dana Masters and Lance Ellington.

The lone cover is a gospelised-blues version of Don Robey's and Alfred Braggs' ballad "Share Your Love With Me". He revisits his time in the San Francisco Bay area for "In Tiburon", where a circular Celtic jazz melody flows under his poetic lines as they name check various signposts in memory, invoking Beat poets, musicians, and locales.

Morrison delivers each of Keep Me Singing’s songs with attentiveness; the material is consistently presented with finesse. Nothing further is required. 

Check out the tracks: “Keep Me Singing”; “Every Time I See A River” and “The Pen Is Mightier Than The Sword”. 

This LP record is on black vinyl housed in a gatefold sleeve with printed inner sleeve and digital download, pressed in Europe.

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Tracklisting:

 

 

Title

Time

A1

Let It Rhyme

3:53

A2

Every Time I See A River

4:43

A3

Keep Me Singing

3:39

A4

Out In The Cold Again

7:06

A5

Memory Lane

4:08

A6

The Pen Is Mightier Than The Sword

3:51

B1

Holy Guardian Angel

6:18

B2

Share Your Love With Me

4:11

B3

In Tiburon

5:18

B4

Look Beyond The Hill

2:28

B5

Going Down To Bangor

5:18

B6

Too Late

2:48

B7

Caledonia Swing

2:52

SKU 602557035759
Record Label Exile
Label / Model # Universal
Catalogue Number 5703575
Country EU - Europe
Release Date (Year) 30 September 2016
Original Release Date (Year) 30 September 2016
Barcode # 602557035759
Shipping Weight 0.3600kg
Shipping Width 0.010m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000986m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition LP Record, Black Vinyl, Gatefold Sleeve, Printed Inner Sleeve, Digital Download Card
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Rock
Genre Folk Rock
Genre Celtic
Genre Rhythm & Blues
Format VINYL LP

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