VAN MORRISON: Duets Due March 24th.
New versions of some of the Irish rock legend’s favorite songs — as he’s joined by some familiar guest artists.
Van Morrison‘s next album pairs him with guest stars to revisit some of his classics. Due March 24th from RCA, Duets: Re-Working the Catalogue steers away from the hits — there’s no “Wild Night,” “Brown Eyed Girl,” “Blue Money” or “Wavelength” — but it promises new interpretations of songs with some of Van’s fans and friends from across the music world.
Among the highlights:
- Dire Straits‘ Mark Knopfler guests on “Irish Heartbeat.”
- Steve Winwood brings his talents to “Fire in the Belly.”
- Joss Stone joins him for “Wild Honey.”
- Simply Red‘s Mick Hucknall guests on “Streets of Arklow.”
- Natalie Cole brings her talents to “These Are the Days.”
- Georgie Fame — a frequent Morrison tour band player — is alongside for “Get on With the Show.”
The first single updates “Real Real Gone” with Canadian pop singer Michael Buble.