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

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Van 'The Man' Morrison

Van 'The Man' Morrison

Van Morrison's career  spans five decades

Van Morrison's career spans five decades

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Van Morrison

Van Morrison

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VAN MORRISON

VAN MORRISON

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Van Morrison

Van Morrison

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VAN MORRISON AND MICHELLE ROCCA

VAN MORRISON AND MICHELLE ROCCA

VAN MORRISON AND MICHELLE ROCCA.

VAN MORRISON AND MICHELLE ROCCA.

VAN MORRISON:IRISH SINGER.Receiving an honorary doctorate of letter from Lord Grey of Naunton, Chancellor at the University of Ulster graduation ceremony at Jordanstown.

VAN MORRISON:IRISH SINGER.Receiving an honorary doctorate of letter from Lord Grey of Naunton, Chancellor at the University of Ulster graduation ceremony at Jordanstown.

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VAN MORRISON:IRISH SINGER.Pictured during his time with group 'Them'.

VAN MORRISON:IRISH SINGER.Pictured during his time with group 'Them'.

VAN MORRISON:IRISH SINGER.

VAN MORRISON:IRISH SINGER.

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125 HYNDFORD ST - THE CHILDHOOD HOME OF VAN MORRISON

125 HYNDFORD ST - THE CHILDHOOD HOME OF VAN MORRISON

Van Morrison:Local Singer/Legend

Van Morrison:Local Singer/Legend

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van morrison.jpg

Them (including Van Morrison):Jazz/Pop Group

Them (including Van Morrison):Jazz/Pop Group

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Them (including Van Morrison):Jazz/Pop Group

Them (including Van Morrison):Jazz/Pop Group

VAN MORRISON (CENTER) WITH THE CHIEFTAINS.

VAN MORRISON (CENTER) WITH THE CHIEFTAINS.

Van Morrison album cover. Moondance. Music

Van Morrison album cover. Moondance. Music

Van Morrison and Michelle Rocca

Van Morrison and Michelle Rocca

Van Morrison:Singer, ASTRAL WEEKS (1968)

Van Morrison:Singer, ASTRAL WEEKS (1968)

VAN MORRISON:IRISH SINGER.

VAN MORRISON:IRISH SINGER.

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VAN MORRISON:IRISH SINGER.Pictured during his time with group 'Them'.

VAN MORRISON:IRISH SINGER.Pictured during his time with group 'Them'.

VAN MORRISON:IRISH SINGER.

VAN MORRISON:IRISH SINGER.

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VAN MORRISON:IRISH SINGER.

VAN MORRISON:IRISH SINGER.

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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

Belfast Telegraph


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