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  • Artist(s): Joey DeFrancesco
  • Summary: The debut release for the collaboration between Van Morrison and Joey DeFrancesco was recorded in two days with covers of some of Morrison's songs as well as jazz and blues standards.
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  1. Mojo
    Apr 26, 2018
    80
    Morrison elevates his game on a set weighted equally between blues standards and visits to his own back catalogue. [Jun 2018, p.91]
  2. 80
    Fans who have stuck with Morrison for any length of time will eagerly welcome his recent spurt of creativity with You’re Driving Me Crazy (the title song has been covered by everyone from Billie Holiday to Frank Sinatra, Big Joe Turner and Louis Armstrong) as another worthy notch in Van Morrison’s remarkable and ever-expanding career belt.
  3. Apr 26, 2018
    80
    You're Driving Me Crazy is as energetic as any live show. Of the three successive recordings done in this way, this one stands head and shoulders above for its inspired performances and choices of material.
  4. Apr 27, 2018
    70
    Morrison and DeFrancesco are old pros who know how to deliver the goods. The album has many charms that will enthrall old fans and attract new ones.
  5. Apr 29, 2018
    70
    There’s a palpable joy to these performances that distinguishes this album from its two immediate predecessors, even as its kinship with Roll With the Punches and Versatile underscores how Van Morrison’s latter-day music is all about the present moment.
  6. Uncut
    Apr 26, 2018
    60
    Though his jazz instincts can still send him into incantatory live orbit, all he wants here are the boyhood comforts of his early record collection. His voice remains admirably supple, though. [Jun 2018, p.33]