Off The Record by Mike Farragher
Van Morrison was always “Born to Sing”
Posted on Saturday, July 07, 2012 at 11:01 AM
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This Picture? on Blue Note in 2003.
Van says, "With most record companies being so corporate I am happy to be working with Don Was and the team at Blue Note. To have such a creative music person as the head of my recording label assures me that all the effort taken to write and record this new album will be rewarded with a music-based focus and marketing approach. I look forward to many recording projects with Don and Blue Note."
Don Was, a producer of famous artists that include Willie Nelson, Bonnie Raitt and the Rolling Stones adds, “Over a career that spans decades, Van Morrison has developed a body of work that is unparalleled in its consistent excellence. He is one of the greatest singer/songwriter/musicians of all time. We are incredibly honored that he has chosen to record for the Blue Note label and look forward to many fruitful years together.”
Born to Sing: No Plan B was produced by Van and recorded in his native Belfast. The song list is “Open the Door (To Your Heart),” “Going Down To Monte Carlo,” Born to Sing,” “End of the Rainbow,” “Close Enough for Jazz,” Mystic of the East,” “Retreat and View,” “If in Money We Trust,” “Pagan Heart,” and “Educating Archie.”