Van Morrison review: Not a knockout but still fighting fit
Roll with the Punches
At 72 Van Morrison shows no sign of curtailing his musical output – nor, indeed, its quality. His 37th studio album treads a similar line in blues, soul and rock’n’roll to last year’s Keep Me Singing, although 10 of these 15 songs are covers.
Of the original songs, the enjoyable Fame (re-recorded here as a duet) and the gospel-infused Transformation are memorable, while guests including Jeff Beck drift in and out of the tracklist. It’s hardly revolutionary stuff, but when you’re a man who’s done his bit across five decades, it doesn’t need to be.