Archive for the ‘Keep It Simple’ Category

Keep It Simple – more on the new Van Morrison CD

March 12, 2008

Promoting Keep It Simple, the new Van the Man album released in England next Monday (17 March), Lost Highway Records are hosting “good quality, non-pirated, preview tracks – full versions of ‘That’s Entrainment’ and ‘Behind The Ritual’”:

 And, for the next few days, you can hear Morrison’s interview with bluesman Paul Jones from his Monday BBC Radio 2 show:  

After an unpromising, solipsistic start – “the album addresses the propaganda about myself” (oooh, noooooooh, I groaned – not that stuff again …), the interview found Morrison in jovial, generous mode.   

Result?  An unusually compelling listen, and an intro to what sounds like Morrison’s best album since The Healing Game.   

Gerry Smith

Van Morrison on radio promoting Keep It Simple, the new album

March 10, 2008

In advance of next Monday’s (17 March) UK release of the new Van Morrison album, Keep It Simple, Van The Man is busy in promo mode. 

You can catch him tonight on BBC Radio 2 at 1900-2000 on the Paul Jones blues show, with, we are told, five live songs and an interview. 

Then, on Saturday (15 March), Radio 2’s Music Club (2000-2100) has a concert presenting the new album, recently recorded in London – Van Morrison Live & Exclusive. 

Here’s hoping Morrison has re-ignited the spark which made him one of the top poprock writer/performers for grown-ups for almost 40 years from the early 1960s.   

Gerry Smith