Van Morrison is the next artist to delve deeper into his back catalog and re-record some of his older tunes. The "Into the Mystic" singer recruited some of his favorite artists to join him on Duets: Re-Working the Catalogue. Mavis Staples, Joss Stone and Steve Winwood all share the microphone with the iconic crooner. "Real Real Gone," from 1990's Enlightenment, with Michael Bublé is available to stream over at Morrison's website, Billboard notes.
According to a press release, the new album will be out Mar. 24. Artists strayed away from Morrison's well-known hits in order to reimagine some of his other tracks. Womack, who died in June, joined Morrison for 1991's "Some Peace of Mind," Stone took on "Wild Honey" from 1980's Common One, and Winwood helped out on "Fire in the Belly" from 1997's The Healing Game. Shana Morrison, the singer's daughter, even worked out a version of "Rough God Goes Riding." Check out the full tracklist below.
Morrison's 31st album, Born to Sing: No Plan B, was released in 2012. It hit number 10 on the Billboard 200 and was met with positive reviews.
"He is one of pop's great prickly contradictions: a public treasure obsessed with pure, private solace. But anyone born to sing was also born to share. Despite all of his discomfort and suspicion, Morrison isn't done giving," Rolling Stone wrote.
Duets: Re-Working the Catalogue Tracklist
01. Some Peace of Mind with Bobby Womack
02. Lord, If I Ever Needed Someone with Mavis Staples
03. Higher Than The World with George Benson
04. Wild Honey with Joss Stone
05. Whatever Happened to P.J. Proby with P.J. Proby
06. Carrying a Torch with Clare Teal
07. The Eternal Kansas City with Gregory Porter
08. Streets Of Arklow with Mick Hucknall
09. These Are The Days with Natalie Cole
10. Get On With The Show with Georgie Fame
11. Rough God Goes Riding with Shana Morrison
12. Fire in the Belly with Steve Winwood
13. Born To Sing with Chris Farlowe
14. Irish Heartbeat with Mark Knopfler
15. Real Real Gone with Michael Bublé
16. How Can A Poor Boy with Taj Mahal