Van Morrison Releasing New Album in October

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A new album by Van Morrison, Three Chords and the Truth, will be released on Exile/Caroline International Oct. 25. It will be available on CD/vinyl and digital download.

Three Chords and the Truth is described in a press release as “14 new original compositions [that] effortlessly encapsulate the Van Morrison sound and showcase his talents as one of our generation’s most celebrated songwriters.” His sixth album in four years, Three Chords and the Truth is “further proof that Van Morrison is one of the greatest recording artists of all time and a creative force to be reckoned with.”

The new studio album was produced and written by Morrison (except for “If We Wait for Mountains,” which was co-written with Don Black). The album features contributions from guitarist Jay Berliner and a duet with the Righteous Brothers’ Bill Medley (“Fame Will Eat the Soul”).

Explaining what it was like to record the album, Van Morrison said, in the release, “You’re just plugging into the feeling of it, more the feeling of it… when they’re playing… It’s like reading me. So, I think there’s more of that connection.”

The phrase “three chords and the truth” was coined by Harlan Howard in the 1950s to describe country music.

The first track from the album, “Dark Night of the Soul,” is released online today (Sept. 18).

Listen to “Dark Night of the Soul” here.

Track Listing
March Winds In February
Fame Will Eat The Soul
Dark Night Of The Soul
In Search Of Grace
Nobody In Charge
You Don’t Understand
Read Between The Lines
Does Love Conquer All?
Early Days
If We Wait For Mountains
Up On Broadway
Three Chords And The Truth
Bags Under My Eyes
Days Gone By

Related: Van Morrison has set tour dates for 2019-2020. Get them here.

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  1. Mjh
    #1 Mjh 19 September, 2019, 04:16

    Really really good song! He sounds fantastic! A bit jazzy yet has a calming vibe to it. I do wonder about the album’s title as that title has been used by country music artists past and present, curious why Van couldn’t think of something of his own because one area he is no good at is country tunes. I love him and look forward to hearing this album come October.

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