Veteran singer/songwriter Van Morrison has aligned with Lost Highway for the release of his next studio album, the country-dominated "Pay the Devil."

Veteran singer/songwriter Van Morrison has aligned with Lost Highway for the release of his next studio album, the country-dominated "Pay the Devil." Due March 7, the 15-track set features the Morrison originals "This Has Got To Stop," "Playhouse" and the title cut.

"Pay the Devil" is rounded out by songs popularized by Webb Pierce ("There Stands the Glass"), Hank Williams ("Your Cheatin' Heart"), Conway Twitty ("What Am I Living For"), Emmylou Harris ("'Til I Gain Control"), Big Joe Turner ("Don't You Make Me High") and George Jones ("Things Have Gone to Pieces"), among others.

Morrison most recently recorded for Geffen, which released his "Magic Time" album in May. The set debuted at No. 25 on The Billboard 200 and has sold 252,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Prior to that, he was with Blue Note for the 2004 release "What's Wrong With This Picture?"

The artist has been previewing some of the "Pay the Devil" material at recent live shows. His schedule will resume Jan. 3 on Spain's Grand Canary Island; it is unknown if North American dates are in the works.

Here is the track list for "Pay the Devil":

"There Stands the Glass"
"Half As Much"
"Things Have Gone to Pieces"
"Big Blue Diamonds"
"Playhouse"
"Your Cheatin' Heart"
"Don't You Make Me High"
"My Bucket's Got a Hole In It"
"Back Street Affair"
"Pay the Devil"
"What Am I Living For"
"This Has Got To Stop"
"Once a Day"
"More and More"
"'Til I Gain Control Again"

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