Tuesday 2nd October, 2018

New album: The Prophet Speaks

The Prophet Speaks News Post

The Prophet Speaks is Van Morrison’s 40th studio album and will be released on 7th December on Caroline International.

This fourteen track album follows a recent run of hugely acclaimed albums (Roll With The Punches, Versatile and You’re Driving Me Crazy), each of which has delved deep into the musical styles that have continued to inspire Van throughout his life – vocal jazz and R&B. Here, Van takes on a series of unarguable classics by the likes of John Lee Hooker, Sam Cooke and Solomon Burke (among others) and makes them unmistakably his own. Alongside these reinterpretations, The Prophet Speaks features six phenomenal new Van Morrison compositions.

The Prophet Speaks again finds Van working with the incredible multi-instrumentalist Joey DeFrancesco (the artist co-credited on You’re Driving Me Crazy) and his band (including Dan Wilson on guitar, Michael Ode on drums and Troy Roberts on tenor saxophone).

The title track from The Prophet Speaks is available now as an instant grat – listen here. The tracklisting is:

  1. Gonna Send You Back To Where I Got You From (Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson, Leona Blackman)
  2. Dimples (John Lee Hooker, James Bracken)
  3. Got to Go Where The Love Is (Van Morrison)
  4. Laughin’ and Clownin’ (Sam Cooke)
  5. 5 am Greenwich Mean Time (Van Morrison)
  6. Gotta Get You Off My Mind (Solomon Burke, Delores Burke, Josephine Burke Moore)
  7. Teardrops (J.D. Harris)
  8. I Love The Life I Live (Willie Dixon)
  9. Worried Blues / Rollin’ and Tumblin’ (J.D. Harris)
  10. Ain’t Gonna Moan No More (Van Morrison)
  11. Love Is A Five Letter Word (Gene Barge)
  12. Love Is Hard Work (Van Morrison)
  13. Spirit Will Provide (Van Morrison)
  14. The Prophet Speaks (Van Morrison)

Van Morrison plays a series of previously announced UK shows this autumn. 

2nd Oct Europa Hotel, Belfast (with Joey DeFrancesco) SOLD OUT
3rd Oct Europa Hotel, Belfast (with Joey DeFrancesco) SOLD OUT
4th Oct Europa Hotel, Belfast (with Joey DeFrancesco) SOLD OUT
12th Oct St Davids Hall, Cardiff
16th Oct Princess Theatre, Torquay
17th Oct Princess Theatre, Torquay
22nd Oct Hippodrome, Bristol
26th Oct Bluesfest at The O2, London
28th Oct Bluesfest at 3Arena, Dublin

Tickets are available here

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