With 34 albums under his belt, Van Morrison is taking a step and looking at his long career on his next full-length, Duets, which will feature duets of some of his old songs recorded with the friends and colleagues he’s made over the years. We’ve already heard him team up with Michael Bublé and the late Bobby Womack, and now he’s shared his duet with Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits. The two previously worked together on a song called “The Last Laugh” for Knopfler’s 2000 album Sailing To Philadelphia. They take on “Irish Heartbeat,” a track that was originally included on the 1983 album Inarticulate Speech Of The Heart, found new life a few years later on the Irish Heartbeat record, and once again gets an update here. Listen below.
Duets: Re-working The Catalogue is out 3/16 in the UK and 3/24 in the US via RCA.