Product Description & Reviews
On March 7th, 2006, the legendary Van Morrison released Pay The Devil, the first country album of his career featuring the songs of such legends as Hank Williams and Webb Pierce, and three originals penned by Van himself. Coincidentally that very same day, Van also made his first journey to the home of country music in Nashville, TN and along with his near-perfect band, played a sold-out show at the world famous Ryman Auditorium that left fans screaming for more. This release comes with a bonus DVD containing 5 tracks. With stunning album-length explorations of jazz and 1950s acoustic skiffle and a country-rockabilly collaboration with Linda Gail Lewis behind him, Van Morrison continues exploring classic country with compelling reinterpretations of standards from the 1950s to the 1970s. He reaches back over half a century for Hank Williams Sr.'s "Half As Much," "Your Cheatin' Heart," and "My Bucket's Got a Hole in It" and Webb Pierce's landmark honky-tonk hits "Back Street Affair," "There Stands the Glass," and "More and More." Moving to the mid-'60s, he capably explores George Jones's "Things Have Gone to Pieces" and Connie Smith's "Once a Day." The 1970s are his limit, however, as he probes Rodney Crowell's "'Til I Gain Control Again." Three Morrison originals blend nicely into this mix, as do two non-country favorites: Chuck Willis's "What Am I Living For" and a gleeful spin on Blue Lu Barker's 1938 jazzy, single-entendre favorite "Don't You Make Me High." Recorded in Ireland with uncluttered hard-country backing, Pay the Devil reiterates Morrison's own musical diversity and flair for making any song his own. --Rich Kienzle NOTE: This deluxe edition includes a five-track DVD, Live in Nashville, recorded at the historic Ryman Auditorium on March 7, 2006. Recommended Van Morrison Astral Weeks Moondance It's Too Late to Stop Now Tupelo Honey Into the Music Saint Dominic's Previwe
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|Item Weight:||0.24 pounds|
|Item Size:||5.5 x 0.5 x 0.5 inches|
|Package Weight:||0.18 pounds|
|Package Size:||4.97 x 0.54 x 0.54 inches|
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