INTL: Van Morrison hits global charts with new album
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In its first week, Van Morrison's 42nd album Latest Record Project: Volume 1 enters the charts at number three in Germany, making it his best chart position ever in Germany; number four in The Netherlands; and number five in the UK.
Released via Exile/BMG, Latest Record Project: Volume 1 is Van Morrison's most dynamic and contemporary album in years. It's is a 28-track delve into his ongoing love of blues, R&B, jazz, and soul.
Said Van Morrison: “I’m getting away from the perceived same songs, same albums all the time. This guy’s done 500 songs, maybe more, so hello? Why do you keep promoting the same ten? I’m trying to get out of the box.”
The album is the result of the enforced period of isolation. Unable to tour, Morrison remained busy with constant songwriting, starting ideas on piano, guitar, or saxophone. What emerged is a wealth of new material, which shimmers with a directness and vibrancy that comes from working with a rhythm section with whom he shares an immediate, spontaneous connection.
Van Morrison has established himself as one of music’s true greats across a recording career stretching back to the ‘60s. He has won awards, honors, and accolades including a knighthood, a BRIT, an OBE, an Ivor Novello, two Grammys, a place in The Rock And Roll Hall of Fame, and much more.
May 14, 2021 10:00am ET by Pressparty