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The legendary musician Van Morrison is set to play the Bath Forum on Monday 19 November.

A six-time Grammy winner and member of the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame and Songwriters Hall of Fame, Morrison is one of the most influential artists of the modern age. His poetically impressionistic lyrics and unique fusion of rock n’ roll with soul, jazz and folk have deep emotional resonance and universal appeal. His transcendent masterpieces ‘Astral Weeks’ and ‘Moondance’ are typically ranked among the best albums of all-time, while his more recent recordings ‘Magic Time’ and ‘Keep it Simple’ enjoyed Top 10 debuts.

The event is organised by Bath Music Plus as part of their Headline Artists concert series.

Bath Music Plus is a new initiative by Future Bath Plus, Bath & North East Somerset Council and IGF (International Guitar Foundation). It consist of a Headline Artists concert series, a platform for unsigned young bands and a community education programme

Bath Music Plus’ first season runs from May 2011 to April 2012 with approximately 10-12 concerts. Season 2 will run from May 2012 and end in April 2013.

Van Morrison Returns To Blue Note Records for a new 2012 studio album – ‘Born To Sing: No Plan B’

Van Morrison returns to Blue Note Records for a new studio album Born To Sing: No Plan B to be released on October 1st.  Morrison previously released the Grammy nominated What’s Wrong With This Picture? on Blue Note in 2003.

Van says:  “With most record companies being so corporate I am happy to be working with Don Was and the team at Blue Note.  To have such a creative music person as the head of my recording label assures me that all the effort taken to write and record this new album will be rewarded with a music based focus and marketing approach.  I look forward to many recording projects with Don and Blue Note.”

Don Was adds:  “Over a career that spans 4 decades, Van Morrison has developed a body of work that is unparalleled in its consistent excellence. He is one of the greatest singer/songwriter/musicians of all time. We are incredibly honoured that he has chosen to record for the Blue Note label and look forward to many fruitful years together.”

 

For more info or to book tickets please visit the Bath Box Office website.