Born To Sing: No Plan B by Morrison Van
This is Van Morrison’s 34th studio album and his first since Keep It Simple in 2008. Self-produced, the album features a six-piece band with Morrison on vocals, piano, guitar and alto-saxophone. It is essentially a jazz album with a peppering of the blues. The tracks ‘Mystic of the East’, ‘Open the Door (To Your Heart)’ and ‘Retreat and View’ are reminiscent of the laconic, low-key approach taken in 1990’s Enlightenment, with ‘If in Money We Trust’, ‘End of the Rainbow’ and ‘Educating Archie’ injecting the laid-back vibe with some socially conscious, politically charged lyrics.
Miranda La Fleur works as a bookseller at Readings St Kilda.