In this sense Van has been the victim of his own brilliance; his newer albums may not have the earnest spiritual focus of his youth but, for a decade, he has been producing mature reflections on skiffle, jazz, soul and country.
Van Morrison's next album 'Keep It Simple' will be no different. It is his 33rd studio album and first consisting of all original songs since What's Wrong with This Picture (2003). This album, due for release in March will contain 11 songs, all bare stripped down affairs
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