Van Morrison: Duets: Reworking the Catalog

Van Morrison Duets: Reworking the Catalog (RCA) 4 out of 5 stars The subtitle of Van Morrison’s 35th (!) studio album is sure to generate groans from longtime fans. After all, classic artists of his generation who revisit and re-record … Continued

Van Morrison: Moondance – Deluxe Edition

Van Morrison Moondance – Deluxe Edition (Rhino/Warner Brothers) Rating: Original album – 5 stars, Deluxe Edition – 2 1/2 stars Deluxe? Sure. Necessary? Probably not. Expanded, overhauled and otherwise overloaded, this five platter, beautifully appointed and annotated Moondance set is … Continued

Van Morrison To Release 5-Disc Moondance Album

2013 has been a good year to revisit the classics: From John Fogerty’s Wrote A Song For Everyone and Steve Earle’s The Warner Bro. Years to Bob Dylan’s AmericanramA tour and Paul McCartney’s show-stopping Bonnaroo set, there has been no forgetting the roots … Continued

Van Morrison: Born To Sing: No Plan B

Van Morrison Born To Sing: No Plan B Blue Note Records Rating: 2.5 stars out of 5 Van Morrison’s latest, Born To Sing: No Plan B, is a shock of an album. It’s no small feat that Morrison, 67, still … Continued

VAN MORRISON > Keep It Simple

Van Morrison digs into his past, strips away what is unnecessary and creates a collection of 11self-penned songs that speaks volumes to who he is…

Foy Vance

Foy Vance’s emotionally gripping sophomore album, Joy of Nothing, features guest vocals from Bonnie Raitt and Ed Sheeran. We asked the Irish-born singer-songwriter about writing lyrics, staying inspired and the words he loves and hates. Tell us a bit about … Continued

Dave Van Ronk: No Dirty Names

Dave Van Ronk No Dirty Names Verve Rating: 4.5 stars If you asked your average music fan about the legacy of Dave Van Ronk, chances are they might know him best for his historical importance as a sort of beloved … Continued