Van Morrison has shared a new single “Ain’t Gonna Moan No More”, off of his forthcoming studio album The Prophet Speaks. Due out on Friday, December 7th via Caroline International, The Prophet Speaks marks Morrison’s 40th studio album.

The 14-track album sees Van Morrison taking on a series of classic covers by the likes of John Lee Hooker, Sam Cooke, Solomon Burke, and Willie Dixon, and reinterprets them as his own. Alongside these covers, The Prophet Speaks features six new Van Morrison compositions.

Regarding his forthcoming album, Van Morrison notes,

It was important for me to get back to recording new music as well as doing some of the blues material that has inspired me from the beginning. Writing songs and making music is what I do, and working with great musicians makes it all the more enjoyable. 

Listen to Van Morrison’s new single “Ain’t Gonna Moan No More” below:

Van Morrison – “Ain’t Gonna Moan No More”

[Video: Van Morrison]

For more information on Van Morrison’s upcoming studio release and tour dates, head to his website here.

The Prophet Speaks Tracklisting:

Gonna Send You Back To Where I Got You From (Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson, Leona Blackman)
Dimples (John Lee Hooker, James Bracken)
Got to Go Where The Love Is (Van Morrison)
Laughin’ and Clownin’ (Sam Cooke)
5 am Greenwich Mean Time (Van Morrison)
Gotta Get You Off My Mind (Solomon Burke, Delores Burke, Josephine Burke Moore)
Teardrops (J.D. Harris)
I Love The Life I Live (Willie Dixon)
Worried Blues / Rollin’ and Tumblin’ (J.D. Harris)
Ain’t Gonna Moan No More (Van Morrison)
Love Is A Five Letter Word (Gene Barge)
Love Is Hard Work (Van Morrison)
Spirit Will Provide (Van Morrison)
The Prophet Speaks (Van Morrison)

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