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Van Morrison returns with a new album and U.S. shows with Tom Jones

Van Morrison returns with a new album and U.S. shows with Tom Jones

Back in 1982, Van Morrison recorded a song titled “Cleaning Windows.” It celebrated a blue-collar worker, the sort he has often identified with in his career as a musician.

Morrison, over the course of a 50-plus year recording span, has certainly worked. The singer-songwriter from Belfast, Northern Ireland, will on Sept. 30 release “Keep Me Singing,” his 36th studio album. Like its 2012 predecessor, “Born to Sing: No Plan B,” the title telegraphs his commitment to a life in music.

But the job hasn’t gotten easier with experience. 

“I think it’s much more difficult now to...

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