Van Morrison - Keep It Simple (2008)
Rock | 1cd | EAC Rip | Ape + Cue + Log | covers
Polydor/Exile 1763077 | rel: 2008 | 310Mb
Keep It Simple is a mantra for Van Morrison, as he stripped his music down to the bare basics years ago and then comfortably rode that groove, comprised in equal parts of blues, soul, jazz, and country. Van has been riding this groove so long that it's hard to pinpoint exactly when he settled into it, but looking back, things started to shift in the mid-'90s, as understated R&B rhythms took precedence and he started to punctuate them with country songs (or in the case of Pay the Devil, an entire LP of country tunes).