Growing up in Belfast shortly after World War II, Van Morrison was immensely inspired by the heady sounds of 20th century blues and rock'n'roll. Listening to artists such as Fats Domino, Chuck Berry and The Everly Brothers, it wasn’t long until Van was intuitively reinterpreting these sounds with his own band in local hometown venues.
For his new record, Van Morrison lends his own signature sound to some of his personal favorites for "Accentuate The Positive", and infusing those timeless songs with an energy that constantly challenges and expands upon its traditions.
Van’s inimitable voice combined with superb arrangements and highly accomplished brings a fresh zeal to such great songs as The Johnny Burnette Trio’s "Lonesome Train", Johnny Kidd & The Pirates’ "Shakin’ All Over" and Big Joe Turner’s pioneering rock'n'roll hit, "Flip, Flop and Fly".
To be released November 3rd, 2023.