Welcome to this week's (teeny tiny) Release Round-Up, featuring a selection of the new titles in stores today.
Van Morrison, Moving on Skiffle (Exile/Virgin) (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada)
Van Morrison is back with a new 2-CD set dedicated to the skiffle style and featuring the likes of "Cold, Cold Heart," "Cotton Fields," "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry," and "Greenback Dollar." Available on CD, LP, and digital formats.
Blackmore's Night, Shadow of the Moon: 25th Anniversary Edition (EarMusic) (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada)
This CD/DVD edition of Shadow of the Moon from Blackmore's Night, fronted by Ritchie Blackmore of Rainbow and Deep Purple, features a remix of the original album on CD plus two bonus tracks recorded in 2022, and a documentary on DVD.
Jo Dee Messina, Heads Carolina, Tails California: The Best of Jo Dee Messina (Curb) (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada)
Curb releases a selection of favorites from country's Jo Dee Messina on CD and colored vinyl.
When you say there are "original" songs on the new Van Morrison album think you could be mistaken. Van has slightly altered the lyrics to three songs but they ain't originals. And how songs by Don Gibson and Hank Williams can be "skiffle" is really stretching things! Whilst in the sleeve notes Jimmy Page seems to think the songs on the album are traditional folk songs "passed on from family to family" Err.."Cotton Fields" was written in 1940 by Lead Belly, "Oh Lonesome Me" written by Don Gibson in 1958, "No Other Baby" written by Dickie Bishop in 1957 amongst others. The only connection with "skiffle" on this album is Sticky Wicket on washboard.
time for van to say goodbye. its over
Emilio Lafarga Giribets says
What about "Van Der Graaf Generator The Bath Forum concert" boxset 2cds+dvd+bluray?