Roll with the Punches (album)

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Roll with the Punches
Van Morrison Roll with the Punches.jpg
Studio album by
Released22 September 2017
Recorded2017
GenreRock, Americana
Length63:14
LabelCaroline
ProducerVan Morrison
Van Morrison chronology
Keep Me Singing
(2016)
Roll with the Punches
(2017)
Versatile
(2017)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
PopMatters7/10 stars[2]
Slant Magazine4/5 stars [3]

Roll with the Punches is the 37th studio album by Northern Irish singer-songwriter Van Morrison.[4] The album was released on 22 September 2017 by Caroline Records.[5][6]

Background and launch[edit]

The album features five original songs and ten covers.[7][8]

To coincide with the release of the album, Morrison was the subject of a rare interview with Paul Jones, which was broadcast on Jones' BBC Radio 2 show, on 25 September 2017. Jones is a guest musician on the record.[9]

Morrison received the Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriting from Emmylou Harris at the 2017 Americana Music Honors & Awards ceremony and performed "Transformation".

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Roll with the Punches"Van Morrison, Don Black3:58
2."Transformation"Van Morrison3:31
3."I Can Tell"
3:51
4."Stormy Monday / Lonely Avenue"T-Bone Walker / Doc Pomus5:30
5."Goin' to Chicago"Count Basie, Jimmy Rushing5:22
6."Fame"Van Morrison5:06
7."Too Much Trouble"Van Morrison3:04
8."Bring It on Home to Me"Sam Cooke5:39
9."Ordinary People"Van Morrison4:41
10."How Far from God"Sister Rosetta Tharpe3:47
11."Teardrops from My Eyes"Rudy Toombs3:53
12."Automobile Blues"Samuel Hopkins3:39
13."Benediction"Mose Allison3:12
14."Mean Old World"T-Bone Walker4:59
15."Ride on Josephine"Ellas McDaniel3:02
Total length:63:14

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from AllMusic.[10]

Musicians[edit]

  • Jeff Beck – electric guitar
  • Mez Clough – drums, percussion, background vocals
  • Laurence Cottle – electric bass, trombone
  • Ned Edwards – electric guitar, harmonica, background vocals
  • Dan Ellis – percussion
  • Georgie FameHammond organ, vocals
  • Chris Farlowe – vocals
  • Colin Griffin – drums
  • Chris Hill – double bass
  • Pete Hurley – electric bass
  • Sumudu Jayatilaka – background vocals
  • Paul Jones – harmonica, vocals
  • Dave Keary – acoustic guitar, electric guitar, background vocals
  • Dana Masters – background vocals
  • Stuart McIlroy – piano
  • Paul Moore – electric bass
  • Paul Moran – Hammond organ, trumpet
  • Van Morrison – electric guitar, harmonica, percussion, saxophone, vocals
  • James Powell – drums
  • Jason Rebello – piano
  • Elizabeth Williams – background vocals

Technical[edit]

  • Dick Beetham – mastering
  • Poppy Kavanagh – assistant engineer
  • Rowan McIntosh – assistant engineer
  • Gerry McLernon – engineer, mixing
  • Phil Parsons – assistant engineer
  • Patrick Phillips – assistant engineer
  • Tristan Powell – engineer, mixing
  • Will Purton – assistant, assistant engineer, engineer, mixing
  • Matt Tait – engineer, mixing
  • Richard Wade – photography
  • Enda Walsh – engineer, mixing

Charts[edit]

Chart (2017) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[11] 11
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[12] 9
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[13] 9
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[14] 125
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[15] 26
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[16] 13
French Albums (SNEP)[17] 174
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[18] 5
Irish Albums (IRMA)[19] 7
Italian Albums (FIMI)[20] 30
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[21] 9
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[22] 30
Portuguese Albums (AFP)[23] 32
Scottish Albums (OCC)[24] 3
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[25] 3
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[26] 40
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[27] 9
UK Albums (OCC)[28] 4
US Billboard 200[29] 23
US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)[30] 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jurek, Thom. "Roll with the Punches - Van Morrison". AllMusic. Retrieved 26 September 2017.
  2. ^ Horowitz, Steve (22 September 2017). "Van Morrison: Roll with the Punches". PopMatters. Retrieved 26 September 2017.
  3. ^ "Slant review".
  4. ^ "Happy Birthday Van Morrison: 'Bring It On Home To Me' Live Video". JamBase. 31 August 2017. Retrieved 7 September 2017.
  5. ^ "Van Morrison Released 'Bring It On Home to Me' Video ::Van Morrison News ::antiMusic.com". www.antimusic.com. Retrieved 7 September 2017.
  6. ^ "US spiritualists celebrate 'brother' Van Morrison's birthday". BelfastTelegraph.co.uk. Retrieved 7 September 2017.
  7. ^ "Watch Van Morrison's Soaring Live Rendition of Sam Cooke Classic". rollingstone.com. 1 September 2017. Retrieved 2 September 2017.
  8. ^ "Van sings Sam: Watch Van Morrison perform the Sam Cooke classic "Bring It on Home to Me" live". Full Service 100.1/Real Country Q. Retrieved 7 September 2017.
  9. ^ "Van Morrison Special, The Blues Show with Paul Jones - BBC Radio 2". BBC. Retrieved 29 September 2017.
  10. ^ "Roll with the Punches - Van Morrison - Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 26 September 2017.
  11. ^ "Australiancharts.com – Van Morrison – Roll with the Punches". Hung Medien. Retrieved 30 September 2017.
  12. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Van Morrison – Roll with the Punches" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved 4 October 2017.
  13. ^ "Ultratop.be – Van Morrison – Roll with the Punches" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 29 September 2017.
  14. ^ "Ultratop.be – Van Morrison – Roll with the Punches" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved 29 September 2017.
  15. ^ "Van Morrison Chart History (Canadian Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved 3 October 2017.
  16. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Van Morrison – Roll with the Punches" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 29 September 2017.
  17. ^ "Le Top de la semaine : Top Albums – SNEP (Week 39, 2017)". Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 3 October 2017.
  18. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Van Morrison – Roll with the Punches" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 29 September 2017.
  19. ^ "Irish-charts.com – Discography Van Morrison". Hung Medien. Retrieved 30 September 2017.
  20. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Van Morrison – Roll with the Punches". Hung Medien. Retrieved 30 September 2017.
  21. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Van Morrison – Roll with the Punches". Hung Medien. Retrieved 29 September 2017.
  22. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Van Morrison – Roll with the Punches". Hung Medien. Retrieved 30 September 2017.
  23. ^ "Portuguesecharts.com – Van Morrison – Roll with the Punches". Hung Medien. Retrieved 6 October 2017.
  24. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 30 September 2017.
  25. ^ "Top 100 Albumes — Semana 39: del 22.09.2017 al 28.09.2017" (in Spanish). Productores de Música de España. Retrieved 5 October 2017.
  26. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Van Morrison – Roll with the Punches". Hung Medien. Retrieved 29 September 2017.
  27. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Van Morrison – Roll with the Punches". Hung Medien. Retrieved 4 October 2017.
  28. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 30 September 2017.
  29. ^ "Van Morrison Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved 3 October 2017.
  30. ^ "Van Morrison Chart History (Top Rock Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved 3 October 2017.

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