In October 2000 Van Morrison began work on his second collaboration with Linda Gail Lewis. The previous month ‘You Win Again’ an album of rock ‘n’ roll, country and blues covers had been released.
This next album provisionally titled Choppin’ Wood contained Linda Gail Lewis’s vocals and piano parts overdubbed on all bar one track.
Van started work on a rearranged collection, he began to record a new batch of songs and re-recorded Linda’s parts on some of their original recordings For reasons unknown he froze Linda out from the recording process and refused to let her hear any of the new songs, she quit the tour and the album was eventually discarded.
‘Down The Road’ took it’s place an inferior and bloated release compared to Choppin’ Wood.
Choppin' Wood (2001)
Aborted Album Project
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Artwork by JTT
01. Choppin' Wood
02. Hey Mr. DJ
03. The Beauty Of The Days Gone By
04. Down The Road
05. Princess Of Darkness
06. Just Like Greta
07. For A While
08. Mama Don't Allow
09. Meet Me In The Indian Summer
10. All Work And No Play