New from Van Morrison: Stream “Love Should Come with a Warning”


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On May 7, Van Morrison will release Latest Record Project: Volume 1, a new double-album that the legendary (and always outspokensinger/songwriter has been previewing in recent weeks.

The latest preview of the new project is called “Love Should Come with a Warning” and it was debuted on Friday. It’s the third pre-release single shared ahead of the album’s launch day:

“Love Should Come with a Warning” joins two fellow pre-release tracks. Here’s “Only a Song,” about songwriting itself:

It’s only a poem, it could change in the long run, it’s only a song
It’s what I said then just to make it rhyme
Could have been on my mind at the time
Putting paper to pen, it’s only a song, it’s only a song

And “Latest Record Project”:

Click here to pre-order Latest Record Project: Volume 1 on Deluxe CD from our Rock Cellar Store
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On May 6, the day before the album’s release, Van Morrison and his band will host a special streaming concert event, his first-ever virtual performance, billed as “a livestream event from the renowned Real World Studios in Wiltshire that will see him debut some brand new songs alongside a selection of classic tracks.”

Per a news release, the expansive Latest Record Project: Volume 1 is the result of our enforced period of isolation. Unable to tour, Morrison remained busy with constant songwriting, starting ideas on piano, guitar or saxophone. What emerged is a wealth of new material, which shimmers with a directness and vibrancy that comes from working with a rhythm section with whom he shares an immediate, spontaneous connection.

Here’s the track listing — make note of titles such as “Stop Bitching, Do Something,” “They Own the Media” and “Why Are You On Facebook?” — as it sure looks like Van Morrison is keeping himself concerned with contemporary issues this time around:

1. Latest Record Project
2. Where Have All the Rebels Gone?
3. Psychoanalysts’ Ball
4. No Good Deed Goes Unpunished
5. Tried to Do the Right Thing
6. The Long Con
7. Thank God for the Blues
8. Big Lie
9. A Few Bars Early

DISC: 2
1. It Hurts Me Too
2. Only a Song
3. Diabolic Pressure
4. Deadbeat Saturday Night
5. Blue Funk
6. Double Agent
7. Double Bind
8. Love Should Come With A Warning
9. Breaking The Spell
10. Up County Down

DISC: 3
1. Duper’s Delight
2. My Time After a While
3. He’s Not the Kingpin
4. Mistaken Identity
5. Stop Bitching, Do Something
6. Western Man
7. They Own the Media
8. Why Are You on Facebook?
9. Jealousy


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