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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