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.

SONG
Some Peace of Mind
1
5:14
 
If I Ever Needed Someone
2
3:49
 
Higher Than the World
3
3:48
 
Wild Honey
4
6:22
 
Whatever Happened to P.J. Proby
5
3:42
 
Carrying a Torch
6
4:52
 
The Eternal Kansas City
7
4:10
 
Streets of Arklow
8
4:57
 
These Are the Days
9
3:51
 
Get On With the Show
10
4:41
 
Rough God Goes Riding
11
4:23
 
Fire In the Belly
12
6:40
 
Born To Sing
13
3:59
 
Irish Heartbeat
14
5:14
 
Real Real Gone
15
3:59
 
How Can a Poor Boy?
16
6:32
 

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