Van Morrison Returns with 'Duets' Album featuring Michael Bublé, Bobby Womack & More
Like Tony Bennett and Barbra Streisand before him, Van Morrison is returning to the songs he made famous with the help of classic and contemporary music stars. Duets: Re-Working The Catalogue will be released on Mar. 24 through RCA Records, it was announced on Tuesday (Feb. 17).
The album's first single, a new version of the 1990 hit "Real Real Gone" featuring Michael Bublé, is available now. Click here to listen.
Duets: Re-Working the Catalogue will also feature duets with Bobby Womack, Steve Winwood, Mark Knopfler, Mavis Staples, Natalie Cole, Joss Stone and Morrison's daughter Shana Morrison, among others. Recorded in Belfast and London over the past year, the album was produced by Morrison, Don Was and Bob Rock, and finds the rock icon "deliberately steering away from his more well-known classics," according to a press release.
Morrison's last proper album, Born to Sing: No Plan B, was released in 2012 via Blue Note Records. According to Morrison's website, "Some Peace of Mind," featuring the late Womack, is scheduled to be released on Mar. 3.
Check out the full track list to Duets: Re-Working the Catalogue below:
"Some Peace of Mind" with Bobby Womack
"Lord, If I Ever Needed Someone" with Mavis Staples
"Higher Than The World" with George Benson
"Wild Honey" with Joss Stone
"Whatever Happened to P.J. Proby" with P.J. Proby
"Carrying a Torch" with Clare Teal
"The Eternal Kansas City" with Gregory Porter
"Streets Of Arklow" with Mick Hucknall
"These Are The Days" with Natalie Cole
"Get On With The Show" with Georgie Fame
"Rough God Goes Riding" with Shana Morrison
"Fire in the Belly" with Steve Winwood
"Born To Sing" with Chris Farlowe
"Irish Heartbeat" with Mark Knopfler
"Real Real Gone" with Michael Bublé
"How Can A Poor Boy" with Taj Mahal