Van Morrison will return to Blue Note Records for his thirty-fourth studio album, Born To Sing: No Plan B, due October 2. His last outing with Blue Note produced the Grammy-nominated What’s Wrong With This Picture?in 2003.
Since then Morrison has released albums on Geffen Records and Lost Highway, but says Blue Note drew him back.
“With most record companies being so corporate I am happy to be working with Don Was and the team at Blue Note,” he says. “To have such a creative music person as the head of my recording label assures me that all the effort taken to write and record this new album will be rewarded with a music-based focus and marketing approach. I look forward to many recording projects with Don and Blue Note.”
Was returned the sentiment, gushing over Morrison and calling his work unparalleled.
“We are incredibly honored that he has chosen to record for the Blue Note label and look forward to many fruitful years together,” Was says.
This will be Morrison’s first album of new material since 2008’s Keep It Simple. He produced and recorded the 10-track release in his native Belfast.