After over 4 decades of music careers and 32 albums, the blue-soul veteran Van Morrison finally turn back to his root in music with his 33rd album entitled, as you might have guessed it, 'Keep It Simple'.
This eleven tracks album is the first album that consists of entirely his original songs since 1999, and the first album of his new materials in 3 years. But don't expect to hear the familiar blue-eyed soul sound like in "Brown Eyed Girl" or "Moondance". In this album, Morrison looks back to his fundamental music and try to make songs in its basic form as much as possible. The opening track, "How Can A Poor Boy?", sounds exactly like old-school blues from 1950s. Most of the album is the combination of either blues, jazz, or soul. Despite of having such a simple music sound, the songs in this album still perserve the feeling of Morrison's works. He even play with the lyric, such as in "That's Entrainment" where he described his perspective on this album's music.
Although this may not be one of Morrison's best albums, it is still a good album that show his strength in fundamental music - and a sign that he still hasn't run out of 'soul' yet.