Van Morrison Signs With RCA Records, First Time On Sony
December 17, 2014 at 7:23 AM (PT)
RCA RECORDS announced the signing of legendary ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME recording artist VAN MORRISON. MORRISON is currently finalizing work on his album set for release in early 2015. More details to be announced soon.
Commented RCA President and COO TOM CORSON and CEO PETER EDGE: “We are thrilled to have VAN MORRISON, the iconic musical visionary and legend, join the RCA roster. He is one of the most prolific and talented songwriters and performers in music today, and we are honored to have him join us at the label and work with him on his forthcoming new album.”
Added MORRISON, “I am looking forward to working with TOM, PETER and the RCA team as we plan release of the new project for next year.”
MORRISON's last album, "Born To Sing, No Plan B," came out on BLUE NOTE in 2012 and debuted at #10 on the BILLBOARD 200.
This will mark MORRISON's first-ever album for SONY, after stints with WARNER BROS. in the '70s, MERCURY in the '80s, and POLYDOR, EXILE, VIRGIN/POINT BLANK and BLUE NOTE after that. He last performed in the U.S. in NOVEMBER 2013, though he has continued to tour in EUROPE.