Van Morrison: What's It Gonna Take
Label: VIRGIN EMI / EMI
"What's It Gonna Take?" is the follow-up to Van Morrison's 2021 release - the 28-track double album Latest Record Project, Vol. 1 - and is further evidence of the rich creative vein one of the world's greatest artists is currently on. The album features fifteen new compositions by Van Morrison, all of which reflect the artist's relentless drive to record and perform live in front of audiences Van Morrison is one of music's true originals - utterly unique and inspiring with a legacy that spans the last seven decades. Born in Belfast in 1945 and inspired by blues, country and gospel, he formed the hugely successful R&B band Them in 1964 before moving on to other realms as a solo artist. One of the most prolific recording artists and hardest-working live performers of his time, Van Morrison has created an unparalleled catalog of releases that move effortlessly through his myriad influences, including visionary street poetry, jazz, swing, skiffle and Celtic roots, and some of the most beloved songs of the 20th century. He has also managed to maintain a work ethic, both on stage and in the studio, that would put younger artists to shame. "What's It Gonna Take?" is Van Morrison's 43rd studio album.