Born To Sing

Album: Born To Sing: No Plan B (2012)
Play Video


  • Born To Sing: No Plan B is the 35th album recorded by Northern Irish singer/songwriter Van Morrison. The long player marked his return to Blue Note Records. Having released What's Wrong with This Picture? for Blue Note back in 2003, Morrison re-signed to the jazz label in large part because musician and producer Don Was signed on to be its president.
  • Morrison explained the album title to The Guardian: "Singing is my profession – there is no plan B," he said. "When I heard Goodnight Irene by Leadbelly, with Sonny Terry on harmonica, that was it. Everything else went out the window."


Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Jimmy Webb

Jimmy WebbSongwriter Interviews

Webb talks about his classic songs "By the Time I Get to Phoenix," "Wichita Lineman" and "MacArthur Park."

We Will Rock You (To Sleep): Pop Stars Who Recorded Kids' Albums

We Will Rock You (To Sleep): Pop Stars Who Recorded Kids' AlbumsSong Writing

With the rise of Kindie rock, more musicians are embracing their inner child with tunes for tots - here, we look at pop stars who recorded kids' albums.

Mike Scott of The Waterboys

Mike Scott of The WaterboysSongwriter Interviews

The stories behind "Whole Of The Moon" and "Red Army Blues," and why rock music has "outlived its era of innovation."

Francis Rossi of Status Quo

Francis Rossi of Status QuoSongwriter Interviews

Doubt led to drive for Francis, who still isn't sure why one of Status Quo's biggest hits is so beloved.

Elton John

Elton JohnFact or Fiction

Does he have beef with Gaga? Is he Sean Lennon's godfather? See if you can tell fact from fiction in the Elton John edition.

Donnie Iris (Ah! Leah!, The Rapper)

Donnie Iris (Ah! Leah!, The Rapper)Songwriter Interviews

Before "Rap" was a form of music, it was something guys did to pick up girls in nightclubs. Donnie talks about "The Rapper" and reveals the identity of Leah.