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  • Summary: Van Morrison latest full-length studio release features skiffle-influenced covers of 23 blues, country, folk, gospel, and jazz songs.
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  1. Mar 10, 2023
    Morrison’s joy in tackling this rich repertoire is palpable.
  2. Mar 7, 2023
    Van Morrison’s voice is in fine a form as ever. The important thing is that while he – and the rest of the crew – head down a well-travelled road, they certainly don’t sit in the middle of it.
  3. Uncut
    Mar 7, 2023
    Moving On Skiffle is richer and more sophisticated [than 1998's The Skiffle Sessions] but has a lightness of touch that recalls Bruce Springsteen's delightful 2006 album of Pete Seeger reinterpretations, We Shall Overcome. [Apr 2023, p.27]
  4. Mar 7, 2023
    Most of the time Morrison plays the songs straight, some with different arrangements and a few with lyrical twists. ... This music is well-designed for live performance and early reviews of the shows are highly favorable. However, as an album listening experience, the weight of so many background vocalists with call and response or echoes in every chorus on these tracks becomes wearisome.
  5. Mar 21, 2023
    Moving On Skiffle is light and lively, an easy record to enjoy.
  6. 70
    His love for the music shines throughout. [Apr 2023, p.75]
  7. Mojo
    Mar 7, 2023
    It's arguable that Morrison and his smooth, jazzy pards skew a tad too good-natured - more of OG '50s skiffle's rough bite would not have gone amiss. [Apr 2023, p.82]
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