Released on March 24, 2015, “Duets: Re-Working The Catalogue” is the thirty fith album by Van Morrison duetting with Bobby Womack, Steve Winwood, Joss Stone, Gregory Porter, Taj Mahal, Mark Knopfler, Mick Hucknall, Natalie Cole, Michael Bublé, George Benson and more.
Track Listing : 1.Some Peace Of Mind (Van Morrison) – 05:14 . 2.If I Ever Needed Someone (Van Morrison) – 03:49 . 3.Higher Than The World (Van Morrison) – 03:49 . 4.Wild Honey (Van Morrison) – 06:22 . 5.Whatever Happened To P.J. Proby (Van Morrison) – 03:42 . 6.Carrying A Torch (Van Morrison) – 04:53 . 7.The Eternal Kansas City (Van Morrison) – 04:11 . 8.Streets Of Arklow (Van Morrison) – 04:57 . 9.These Are The Days (Van Morrison) – 03:51 . 10.Get On With The Show (Van Morrison) – 04:42 . 11.Rough God Goes Riding (Van Morrison) – 04:24 . 12.Fire In The Belly (Van Morrison) – 06:40 . 13.Born To Sing (Van Morrison) – 03:59 . 14.Irish Heartbeat (Van Morrison) – 05:15 . 15.Real Real Gone (Van Morrison) – 04:00 . 16.How Can A Poor Boy? (Van Morrison) – 06:33
Musicians : Van Morrison – Vocals . George Benson – Vocals, Guitar On (3) . Michael Bublé – Vocals On (15) . Natalie Cole – Vocals On (9) . Georgie Fame – Vocals On (10) . Chris Farlowe – Vocals On (13) . Mick Hucknall – Vocals On (8) . Mark Knopfler – Vocals, Guitar On (14) . Taj Mahal – Vocals, Harmonica On (16) . Shana Morrison – Vocals On (11) . Gregory Porter – Vocals On (7) . P.J. Proby – Vocals On (5) . Mavis Staples – Vocals On (2) . Joss Stone – Vocals On (4) . Clare Teal – Vocals On (6) . Steve Winwood – Vocals On (12) . Bobby Womack – Vocals On (1)
Production : Produced By Van Morrison
Recorded 2014 – 2015.
Released On March 24, 2015 By Rca.
There are very few miscues. I am not crazy about the Mick Hucknall track, Mavis Staples was underused. and I actively dislike Michael Buble, but I can survive them because there is always something great round the corner. […]
When not busy tossing in a few harmonica tweets here and there, Taj amuses himself by whipping Van into a lather, goading him into a stuttering contest that ends with Taj and Van collapsing with laughter at the end of the cut. […]
I’ve wanted to make an album like this since the early 2000s, but it was difficult to pull together the right people. The creative and scheduling sides had to be right. […]