Van Morrison Premieres New Song, "Transformation," Featuring Jeff Beck

Van Morrison has premiered "Transformation," a cut from his new album, Roll with the Punches, that features Jeff Beck on guitar.

"Transformation" is one of the five Morrison originals on Roll with the Punches, which also features a series of blues and soul covers, including Bo Diddley's "I Can Tell" and Lightnin' Hopkins' "Automobile Blues."

You can watch an impassioned live version of the song—which doesn't feature Beck—or listen to the studio version—which does—below.

For more on Morrison, stop by his website. You can preorder Roll with the Puncheswhich is set for an October 22 release via Caroline—here.

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.