16 Songs, 1 Hour 16 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Fifty years into his career, Van Morrison’s voice still penetrates. The selections on this loose, spirited duets album—shared with a bevy of R&B legends both British and American—don’t just celebrate Morrison’s catalog; they explore it. Morrison foregoes obvious picks like “Brown Eyed Girl” and “Into the Mystic” for lesser-known songs like the brooding “Streets of Arklow” (with Simply Red’s Mick Hucknall) and “How Could a Poor Boy,” a 2008 blues tune stretched out for a simmering six and a half minutes with the help of fellow journeyman Taj Mahal.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Fifty years into his career, Van Morrison’s voice still penetrates. The selections on this loose, spirited duets album—shared with a bevy of R&B legends both British and American—don’t just celebrate Morrison’s catalog; they explore it. Morrison foregoes obvious picks like “Brown Eyed Girl” and “Into the Mystic” for lesser-known songs like the brooding “Streets of Arklow” (with Simply Red’s Mick Hucknall) and “How Could a Poor Boy,” a 2008 blues tune stretched out for a simmering six and a half minutes with the help of fellow journeyman Taj Mahal.

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