Van Morrison: 39th studio album to be released in April

On 27th April 2018, the legendary Van Morrison will release his 39th studio album ‘You’re Driving Me Crazy’.

Unbelievably, the album will be the veteran vocalist’s third album of new studio material in just seven months.

Beginning with ‘Roll With The Punches’, released at the tail end of September ’17, Morrison began what would be a mammoth run of work. Following that blues based album – one of Van’s best to date – he followed just three months later with ‘Versatile’, a lengthy but well arranged album of American standards and jazz vocal tunes.

‘You’re Driving Me Crazy’, recorded with organist Joey Defrancesco, follows a similar pattern, as it features Morrison putting his stamp on a few old classics including ‘Miss Otis Regrets’ and ‘The Things I Used To Do’. The album also features new takes on Morrison originals, including ‘Goldfish Bowl’ (originally featured on 2003’s ‘What’s Wrong With This Picture’), ‘Close Enough For Jazz’ (originally from 2012’s excellent ‘Born To Sing: No Plan B’) and ‘Celtic Swing’ (originally from 80s classic ‘Inarticulate Speech of the Heart’).

The full tracklist can be seen below.

Check out Real Gone’s top ten of Van Morrison deep cuts here.

1. Miss Otis Regrets
2. Hold It Right There
3. All Saints Day
4. The Way Young Lovers Do
5. The Things I Used to Do
6. Travelin’ Light
7. Close Enough for Jazz
8. Goldfish Bowl
9. Evening Shadows
10. Magic Time
11. You’re Driving Me Crazy
12. Everyday I Have the Blues
13. Have I Told You Lately?
14. Sticks and Stones
15. Celtic Swing