Van Morrison has announced a brand new album titled ‘New Arrangements And Duets’.

The album is set for release on September 27 and will be comprised of unreleased material the Rock & Roll Hall Of Famer has had in his catalogue. According to Xsnoise, the big band tracks were recorded in 2014 with Paul Moran and Chris White individually choosing the tracks they wanted to create big band arrangements for.

Announcing the album in an Instagram post, Morrison wrote: “This album represents a small percentage of the huge amount of unreleased material we are hoping to roll out in the near future, rather than letting it gather dust in some archive.”


‘New Arrangements And Duets’ tracklist is :

‘Ain’t Gonna Moan No More’ – with Kurt Elling
‘Broken Record’ – with Kurt Elling
‘Avalon of the Heart’
‘Close Enough for Jazz’ – with Curtis Stigers
‘I’ll Be Your Lover Too’
‘Only a Dream’
‘So Quiet in Here’
‘Someone Like You’ – with Joss Stone
‘The Beauty of the Days Gone By’
‘The Master’s Eyes’
‘So Complicated’
‘Choppin’ Wood’
‘You Gotta Make It Through the World’
‘What’s Wrong With This Picture’ – with Willie Nelson
‘Steal My Heart Away’ – with Willie Nelson

‘New Arrangements And Duets’ will feature songs with the likes of Willie Nelson, Joss Stone, Curtis Stigers and Kurt Elling which were all recorded between 2018 and 2019.


‘Choppin Wood’ was released as the album’s lead single. The track features a big band performance and serves as a tribute to the singer’s late father.  The original version of the song was part of Morrison’s 2002 LP ‘Down The Road’.

You can pre-order/pre-save the album here. It will be available in various formats including CD, standard black vinyl and limited-edition orange vinyl pressing.

In other news, Morrison is set to embark on a handful of live shows next month in Europe as well as a show in California later this year. Check out a full list of live dates below and visit here to purchase tickets (Europe) and here (US).

Van Morrison 2024 live dates are: 


4 – Dublin, Iveagh Gardens
7 – Gloucestershire, Westonbirt Arboretum Forest
11 – Belfast, Stormont Hotel

19 – Los Angeles, Orpheus Theatre
20 – Los Angeles, Orpheus Theatre