Van Morrison "Magic Time", Van Morrison new album out May 17th (on Geffen Records).
Ireland's greatest pop singer/songwriter is back in action with his latest Geffen Records CD Magic Time. Self-produced, "Magic Time" features ten new Van Morrison songs as well as interpretations of three jazz classics, "'This Love Of Mine," "I'm Confessin," and "'Lonely And Blue." The album is set to arrive in stores May 17th.
"Magic Time" is Van Morrison's first new album of originals since 2003's grammy-nominated "What's Wrong With This Picture?" and is the 38th solo release of his illustrious career. The CD's 2005 release also marks the 40th anniversary of Van Morrison's first hits with the band Them.
With such songs as "Stranded," "Celtic New Year," "Gypsy In My Soul" and the title track, Van Morrison has created one of his most powerful albums in years. Other tracks on the new album include "Keep Mediocrity At Bay," "Evening Train," "Just Like Greta," "The Lion This Time," "They Sold Me Out," and "Carry On Regardless."
A 1993 inductee in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and a 2003 inductee into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, Van Morrison has been one of the most consistently admired pop musicians of the last 40 years. As a member of the 60's Irish band Them, he created indelible hits like "Gloria" and "Here Comes the Night." Early solo albums like "Astral Weeks," "Tupelo Honey," "Saint Dominic's Preview" and the immortal "Moondance" yielded hit after hit - among them "Wild Night," "Domino" and "Blue Money" - cementing Morrison's standing as a peerless innovator. Latter projects with the Chieftains brought Van back to his Irish roots, but he has always been a universally beloved pop artist. His last CD "What's Wrong with this Picture?" earned a Grammy Award nomination in the Best Contemporary Blues Album category.
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