Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 31 July 2014

Review: Van Morrison - Born To Sing: No Plan B

Van 'The Man' Morrison

After more than half a century in the business, it's no surprise that Van Morrison (born George Ivan Morrison) knows a thing or two about putting an album together.

What can't be guaranteed after such an accomplished career is to still be sounding so good with his 34th album.

Recorded in his hometown of Belfast, Born To Sing: No Plan B is effortless, cool and classy.

Open The Door (To Your Heart) is soulful and an instant favourite, and both the title track and End Of The Rainbow are soaked in the blues.

Close Enough For Jazz flows seamlessly, demanding feet, shoulders, head and more to come along for the ride. When Plan A is this good, there's no reason to look any further.

Rating: 4/5

Mike Fletcher

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