Van Morrison has built a unique and inspirational musical legacy and continues to advance on his status as a game-changing artist through the 90s and into the 21st century.
Awards and accolades - a Brit, an OBE, an Ivor Novello, 6 Grammys, honourary doctorates from Belfast Queens and Ulster, entry into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the French Ordre Des Artes Et Des Lettres - attested to the international reach of Van´s musical art.
Morrison´s visionary songwriting and mastery of many genres continued to shine on albums celebrating and re-exploring his blues, jazz, skiffle and country roots.
The influence of the musical journey that began back in Post War Belfast stretches across the generations, and Morrison´s questing hunger insures that the journey itself continues.
With one of the most revered catalogues in music history and his unparalleled talents as composer, singer and performer Morrison´s past achievements loom large. But, as throughout his extraordinary career, how that past informs his future achievements still inspires excitement and keen anticipation.
His new album BORN TO SING: NO PLAN B is out now [EMI].
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