Sir George Morrison Covers The Classics For 45th Album ‘Accentuate The Positive’ - Noise11.com
Van Morrison photo by Ros O'Gorman

Van Morrison photo by Ros O'Gorman

Sir George Morrison Covers The Classics For 45th Album ‘Accentuate The Positive’

by Paul Cashmere on September 22, 2023

in News

Sir George Ivan Morrison (Van to his mates) will continue his tribute to the classic with a second volume of covers for 2023, ‘Accentuate The Positive’.

Sir George released ‘Moving On Skiffle’, with covers of Hank Williams, Hank Snow, Jim Reeves, Jimmie Rodgers and Woody Guthrie, in March 2023.

‘Accentuate The Positive’ has songs by Johnny Kidd, Johnny Burnette and Big Joe Turner.

Morrison says, says, ‘Rock ‘n’ roll is about simplicity, sincerity and expressive power and there’s no way you can get away from that. That’s why it’s good and that’s why it’s lasted. It’s spirit music.’

Van Morrison, um, I beg your pardon … Sir George, was knighted by Queen Lizzy in 2016 for services to the music industry and to tourism in Northern Ireland.

Sir George Morrison’s ‘Accentuate the Positive’ will be released on 3 November, 2023.

Accentuate The Positive tracklist:

1. ‘You Are My Sunshine’
2. ‘When Will I Be Loved’
3. ‘Two Hound Dogs’
4. ‘Flip, Flop and Fly’
5. ‘I Want a Roof Over My Head’
6. ‘Problems’
7. ‘Hang Up My Rock And Roll Shoes’
8. ‘The Shape I’m In’
9. ‘Accentuate The Positive’
10. ‘Lonesome Train’
11. ‘A Shot of Rhythm and Blues’
12. ‘Shakin’ All Over’
13. ‘Bye, Bye Johnny’
14. ‘Red Sails in the Sunset’
15. ‘Sea of Heartbreak’
16. ‘Blueberry Hill’
17. ‘Bonaparte’s Retreat’
18. ‘Lucille’
19. ‘Shake, Rattle and Roll’

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