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Van Morrison - one of British music's few true
legends

Roll With The Punches - Van Morrison's 37 th studio album - sees
him simultaneously hand-picking a selection of rhythm and blues classics (by the
likes of Bo Diddley, Mose Allison, Sister Rosetta Tharpe and Lightnin' Hopkins
among others) and recording a set of new self-written songs. It's an album
that features raw, intimate interpretations of some of the cornerstones of
rock'n'roll alongside five new numbers by one of our most consistently
brilliant recording artists.

Roll With The Punches was produced by Van Morrison and recorded with an
incredible team of studio collaborators including Chris Farlowe, Georgie Fame,
Jeff Beck, Paul Jones and Jason Rebello.

Van commented:

“From a very early age, I connected with the blues. The thing about the
blues is you don't dissect it - you just do it. I've never over-analysed
what I do; I just do it. Music has to be about just doing it and that's the
way the blues works - it's an attitude. I was lucky to have met people
who were the real thing - people like John Lee Hooker, Jimmy Witherspoon, Bo
Diddley, Little Walter & Mose Allison. I got to hang out with them and
absorb what they did. They were people with no ego whatsoever and they helped me
learn a lot.”

"The songs on Roll With The Punches - whether I've written them or
not - they're performance oriented. Each song is like a story and I'm
performing that story. That's been forgotten over years because people
over-analyse things. I was a performer before I started writing songs and
I've always felt like

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