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Accentuate the Positive - Blue 2LP

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Released: 3rd November 2023. Van Morrison unveils his 45th studio album, 'Accentuate the Positive'. This electrifying homage to rock 'n' roll is launched alongside its first single, a new take on the Johnny Kidd classic 'Shakin' All Over'. Like this year's acclaimed 'Moving On Skiffle', 'Accentuate the Positive' sees Van Morrison returning to one of his childhood passions: this time rock 'n' roll. Growing up in Belfast shortly after World War II, he 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. Several decades later, Van Morrison now revisits the genre by reimagining some of his personal favourites 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'. Contributors to the album include electric guitar from the late Jeff Beck and vocals from Chris Farlowe on 'Lonesome Train', plus guitar from Taj Mahal on 'Lucille' and 'Shake, Rattle and Roll'.

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  • Details

    Released:
    3rd November 2023
    Category:
    Rock & Pop
    Format:
    Vinyl 12" Album
    Barcode:
    44003369665
  • Description

    Van Morrison unveils his 45th studio album, 'Accentuate the Positive'. This electrifying homage to rock 'n' roll is launched alongside its first single, a new take on the Johnny Kidd classic 'Shakin' All Over'. Like this year's acclaimed 'Moving On Skiffle', 'Accentuate the Positive' sees Van Morrison returning to one of his childhood passions: this time rock 'n' roll. Growing up in Belfast shortly after World War II, he 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. Several decades later, Van Morrison now revisits the genre by reimagining some of his personal favourites 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'. Contributors to the album include electric guitar from the late Jeff Beck and vocals from Chris Farlowe on 'Lonesome Train', plus guitar from Taj Mahal on 'Lucille' and 'Shake, Rattle and Roll'.
    Extras:
    Blue coloured vinylbr/
  • Track listing

    Disc 1

    Track name
    Artist
    1.You Are My Sunshine
    Van Morrison
    2.When Will I Be Loved?
    Van Morrison
    3.Two Hound Dogs
    Van Morrison
    4.Flip, Flop and Fly
    Van Morrison
    5.I Want a Roof Over My Head
    Van Morrison
    6.Problems
    Van Morrison
    7.Hang Up My Rock & Roll Shoes
    Van Morrison
    8.The Shape I'm In
    Van Morrison
    9.Accentuate the Positive
    Van Morrison
    10.Lonesome Train
    Van Morrison

    Disc 2

    Track name
    Artist
    1.A Shot of Rhythm and Blues
    Van Morrison
    2.Shakin' All Over
    Van Morrison
    3.Bye Bye Johnny
    Van Morrison
    4.Red Sails in the Sunset
    Van Morrison
    5.Sea of Heartbreak
    Van Morrison
    6.Blueberry Hill
    Van Morrison
    7.Bonaparte's Retreat
    Van Morrison
    8.Lucille
    Van Morrison
    9.Shake Rattle and Roll
    Van Morrison
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