Van Morrison Announces New Album, 'Roll With the Punches,' & Shares First Song

July 11, 2017
Acoustic guitar


Van Morrison is back with his 37th—yes, 37th—studio album, Roll With the Punches.



The 15-track album, which is expected to drop September 22, contains a mixture of both self-written new songs and covers of blues classics by Bo Diddley, Mose Allison, and more. In addition to the lineup of incredible songs comes the list of collaborators on this Van Morrison-produced album, including Jeff Beck, Paul Jones, Chris Farlowe, Georgie Fame, and Jason Rebello.


Along with the new album’s announcement, Morrison shared the first song off the album, “Bring It on Home to Me.” The song is known as a duet by Otis Redding and Carla Thomas, although it was originally performed by Sam Cooke. Listen here


Van Morrison will kick off his US tour in September in support of the album, with the UK tour following up in November.


Roll With the Punches track list:

  1. Roll With the Punches (Van Morrison & Don Black)
  2. Transformation (Van Morrison)
  3. I Can Tell (Bo Diddley & Samuel Bernard Smith)
  4. Stormy Monday/Lonely Avenue (Stormy Monday--T-Bone Walker/Lonely Avenue--Doc Pomus)
  5. Goin' To Chicago (Count Basie & Jimmy Rushing)
  6. Fame (Van Morrison)
  7. Too Much Trouble (Van Morrison)
  8. Bring It On Home To Me (Sam Cooke)
  9. Ordinary People (Van Morrison)
  10. How Far From God (Sister Rosetta Tharpe)
  11. Teardrops From My Eyes (Rudy Toombs)
  12. Automobile Blues (Lightnin' Hopkins)
  13. Benediction (Mose Allison)
  14. Mean Old World (Little Walter)
  15. Ride On Josephine (Bo Diddley)