Van Morrison Preps New Album


At 72 years of age it seems that Van Morrison is more productive than ever. Last year the Irish singer released two albums – Roll With The Punches and Versatile and he is now preparing another for release on April 27. The new album follows the same template as its two predecessors in mixing covers with Morrison originals.

Titled You’re Driving Me Crazy, the new album sees the Irish legend reworking some of his own songs and covering some blues and jazz  classics in collaboration with Hammond organ/trumpet virtuoso Joey DeFrancesco. It will be Morrison’s 39th studio album.

You’re Driving Me Crazy will be released as a single-CD and a double-LP. Morrison will also issue a limited-edition seven-inch single featuring his own song ‘Close Enough for Jazz’ backed by a cover of Guitar Slim’s ‘The Things I Used to Do’ for Record Store Day 2018 on Saturday, April 21.

Along with DeFrancesco, the album features guitarist Dan Wilson, drummer Michael Ode and tenor saxophone player Troy Roberts.

You’re Driving Me Crazy Track List

1. “Miss Otis Regrets” (Cole Porter)
2. “Hold It Right There” (Terry, Grey, Vinson)
3. “All Saints Day” (Van Morrison)
4. “The Way Young Lovers Do” (Van Morrison)
5. “The Things I Used To Do” (Eddie Jones)
6. “Travellin’ Light” (John Mercer, James Mundy, James Young)
7. “Close Enough For Jazz” (Van Morrison)
8. “Goldfish Bowl” (Van Morrison)
9. “Evening Shadows” (Van Morrison / Acker Bilk)
10. “Magic Time” (Van Morrison)
11. “You’re Driving Me Crazy” (Walter Donaldson)
12. “Every Day I Have The Blues” (Peter Chatman)
13. “Have I Told You Lately” (Van Morrison)
14. “Sticks and Stones” (Titus Turner)
15. “Celtic Swing” (Van Morrison)

Brian Wise

Brian Wise was the Editor of Addicted To Noise‘s Australian site from 1997 – 2002. The site won two ONYA Awards as Best Online Music Magazine in 1999 & 2000. He has also been Editor since its reincarnation in 2013. He also presents the weekly music interview program Off The Record on 102.7 Triple R-FM ( in Melbourne. It is networked to 45+ stations across Australia on the Community Radio Network and is a four-time winner of the Best Music Program Award from the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia. In 2012, it was nominated as a finalist in the Excellence in Music Programming category. Brian was also the Founding Editor & Publisher of Rhythms Magazine and is now its Senior Contributing Editor.

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