“Stand and Deliver” is an original track written by the veteran rockers and comes as the latest in Morrison’s line of anti-lockdown songs. "Do you wanna wear these chains / Until you’re lying in the grave? 66,541 deaths in Great Britain. Van Morrison has teamed up with Eric Clapton on 'Stand and Deliver', the fourth song in his anti-lockdown series. Quotes displayed in real-time or delayed by at least 15 minutes. Van Morrison performs at Bill Wyman's 80th Birthday Gala as part of BluesFest London at Indigo at The O2 Arena on Oct. 28, 2016 in London, England. ERIC CLAPTON SLAMMED AFTER PAST RACIALLY INSENSITIVE REMARKS SURFACE AMID RELEASE OF ANTI-LOCKDOWN SONG, "Do you wanna be a free man/ Or do you wanna be a slave?" Last month, Morrison announced that he was teaming up with fellow boomer rock icon Eric Clapton for another one, “Stand And Deliver.” It’s here now, and it’s more of the same shit. ", VAN MORRISON SLAMS ‘PSEUDO-SCIENCE’ OF SOCIALLY DISTANCED SHOWS AMID CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC, The song is a part of Morrison’s "Save Live Music" campaign and proceeds from the song will reportedly go to the songwriter’s musician-focused Lockdown Hardship Fund. Eric Clapton and Van Morrison have released their anti-lockdown collaboration, “Stand and Deliver.”. “It’s actually a smear on all those involved in the public health response to a virus that has taken lives on a massive scale,” Swann told Rolling Stone in September. Legendary rock musicians Eric Clapton and Van Morrison are under fire for teaming up on an anti-COVID lockdown song, titled “Stand and Deliver”. The 4-minute and 33-second track expresses criticism over shelter-in-place orders and other coronavirus restrictions such as face masks. Variety and the Flying V logos are trademarks of Variety Media, LLC. “We must stand up and be counted because we need to find a way out of this mess,” Clapton previously said in a statement. "Stand and Deliver" is a new anti-lockdown song from Eric Clapton and Van Morrison critical of the U.K.'s COVID-19 restrictions -- it's out Dec. 4. “The alternative is not worth thinking about. Exile Records "Stand and Deliver," Eric Clapton's recently announced collaboration with Van Morrison as part of Morrison's anti-lockdown campaign protesting U.K. restrictions regarding live performances, has gotten its official release.. Music legends Van Morrison and Eric Clapton have announced a new single, “Stand and Deliver,” in support of Morrison’s Save Live Music campaign. Mutual Fund and ETF data provided by Refinitiv Lipper. Rock and blues guitarist Eric Clapton released an anti-lockdown song titled "Stand and Deliver" on Friday, which was penned by Northern Irish singer … ", CORONAVIRUS CASES IN NYC LINKED TO TULUM FESTIVAL THAT BECAME SUPERSPREADER EVENT: REPORT. Eric Clapton and Van Morrison have released their anti-lockdown collaboration, 'Stand and Deliver.'. Fox News Flash top entertainment and celebrity headlines are here. In an op-ed for the Rolling Stone, Northern Ireland Health Minister Robin Swann wrote, "It’s actually a smear on all those involved in the public health response to a virus that has taken lives on a massive scale. “Do you wanna be a free man/ Or do you wanna be a slave?/ Do you wanna wear these chains/ Until you’re lying in the grave?” Clapton sings. or redistributed. "Is this a sovereign nation / Or just a police state? Morrison released three other anti-lockdown songs earlier this year, including "Born to Be Free," "As I Walked Out" and "No More Lockdown.". All rights reserved. Eric Clapton and Van Morrison have released their new song collaboration, “Stand and Deliver.”. Written by Morrison and performed by Clapton, the four-and-a-half minute bluesy track expresses dissatisfaction with the government-ordered lockdowns spurred by rising cases of COVID-19. Morrison has recently released three other songs protesting the U.K.’s lockdown, titled “Born to Be Free,” “As I Walked Out” and “No More Lockdown.”. Eric Clapton and Van Morrison have teamed up for a new anti-lockdown song, “Stand And Deliver.” Written by Morrison and performed by Clapton, “Stand and Deliver” will be available for download and streaming on Dec. 4. "We must stand up and be counted because we need to find a way out of this mess," the 75-year-old guitarist previously said in a statement. Written by Morrison and performed by Clapton, the four-and-a-half-minute bluesy track expresses dissatisfaction with the government-ordered lockdowns spurred by rising cases of COVID-19. “Do you wanna be a … A message about the song posted on Morrison’s Twitter feed urges, “We must act now before it’s too late.” Prior to “Stand and Deliver,” Van released three anti-lockdown themed singles of his own — — “Born to Be Free,” “As I Walked Out” and “No More Lockdown.” Two of the U.K.’s most famous musicians have taken a stand against coronavirus lockdowns. ", Eric Clapton and Van Morrison worked on "Stand and Deliver," a song that is critical about coronavirus lockdowns. Van … Live music might never recover.”. / You know they’re gonna grind us down / Until it really hurts," he continues. "Stand and Deliver," which dropped Friday, was written by … Eric Clapton and Van Morrison have teamed up for a new song which criticises lockdown and other pandemic measures. “Stand and Deliver” is an original song written by Morrison and sung by Clapton. All rights reserved. The U.K. has recently imposed another lockdown due to rising coronavirus cases seen in the fall and winter months. Quotes displayed in real-time or delayed by at least 15 minutes. ", "Magna Carta, Bill of Rights / The constitution, what’s it worth? Van Morrison has crafted yet another anti-lockdown tune, this time teaming with Eric Clapton. Classic-rock figureheads Eric Clapton and Van Morrison have announced a brand-new single, “Stand and Deliver”. The song ends with Clapton singing, “Dick Turpin wore a mask too,” referring to the 18th century highwayman who wore a mask to conceal his identity while committing crimes. Powered and implemented by FactSet Digital Solutions. His words will give great comfort to the conspiracy theorists – the tin foil hat brigade who crusade against masks and vaccines and think this is all a huge global plot to remove freedoms.". Guitarist Eric Clapton has joined forces with Van Morrison for a new single, Stand And Deliver.The song, written by Morrison and performed by Clapton, is in aid of Morrison’s Save Live Music campaign. Powered and implemented by FactSet Digital Solutions. Eric Clapton and Van Morrison have released their anti-lockdown collaboration, “Stand and Deliver.”. Health officials have publicly criticized Morrison’s stance for the safety of U.K. residents. Van: a new song to aid Morrison's Lockdown Financial Hardship Fund Van Morrison and Eric Clapton’s new single, Stand and Deliver, will be available for download on Friday. This is not the first time Clapton has made his stance known regarding the global pandemic. Clapton closes out his tune with "Dick Turpin wore a mask too," which is a reference to the infamous English highwayman who committed a slew of crimes in the 18th century while he wore a mask. The track will support Morrison’s ongoing Save Live Music campaign. (Photo by Listen To The Lion/Lobeline Communcations via Getty Images), He goes on to note he doesn’t want to be a pauper or a prince but instead, he wants to do his job as a musician. Restrictions had been eased in the summer when cases were declining. Morrison’s anti-lockdown tracks have been the subject of criticism, including from Northern Ireland Health Minister Robin Swann. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, Rock and blues guitarist Eric Clapton released an anti-lockdown song titled "Stand and Deliver" on Friday, which was penned by Northern Irish singer-songwriter Van Morrison. Van Morrison and Eric Clapton Team Up for Anti-Lockdown Song ‘Stand and Deliver’ Van Morrison Releases First Anti-Lockdown Song ‘Born to Be Free’ The track, to protest the British government’s latest decision to lockdown the country, officially arrived on December 18. ©2020 FOX News Network, LLC. Written by Van Morrison, "Stand and Deliver" is an anti-lockdown song. Clapton sings. 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This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. “Stand and Deliver” is in support of Morrison’s Save Live Music campaign. Eric Clapton has released a new single. A message about the song posted on Morrison's Twitter feed urges, "We must act now before it's too late." Market data provided by Factset. Van Morrison has announced the release of another anti-lockdown song. The track will support Morrison’s ongoing Save Live Music campaign. Prior to "Stand and Deliver," Van released three anti-lockdown themed singles of his own -- -- "Born to Be Free," "As I Walked Out" and "No More Lockdown." Other lyrics include: “Magna Carta, Bill of Rights/ The constitution, what’s it worth?/ You know they’re gonna grind us down, ah/ Until it really hurts/ Is this a sovereign nation/ Or just a police state?/ You better look out, people/ Before it gets too late.”. The musicians, both 75, have released Stand and Deliver, written by … Music Legends Eric Clapton, Van Morrison Team for Anti-Lockdown Single ‘Stand and Deliver’ These tone-deaf musical legends appear to be oblivious to the seriousness of this health crisis. Both musicians have expressed concern over the state of live music, even once the pandemic is over. Ireland has more than 78,770 positive coronavirus cases while England has more than 2 million positive cases, according to data from the Johns Hopkins COVID-19 Dashboard. Combined, the two countries have more than 69,300 deaths related to coronavirus complications. “His words will give great comfort to the conspiracy theorists – the tin foil hat brigade who crusade against masks and vaccines and think this is all a huge global plot to remove freedoms.”. Van Morrison has teamed up with Eric Clapton on his latest anti-lockdown song, "Stand and Deliver." Legal Statement. The track, which was written by Morrison and is sung by Clapton, is available now as a digital download and via streaming services. Check out what's clicking today in entertainment. Dom Perignon 2010 vs Krug Grande Cuvée 168th Edition: Which Champagne Would You Rather Pop on NYE? Cortney Moore is a Digital Associate Writer/Producer for Fox Business. Written by Morrison and performed by Clapton, “Stand and Deliver” will be available for download and streaming on Dec. 4. Let's play music. NBA’s Christmas Lineup: Five Games of Big Names to Entice Traditional Viewers, A Great Rolling Duffle Bag Will Stuff Like A Duffle And Roll Like Luggage. / You better look out, people / Before it gets too late. 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Proceeds from “Stand and Deliver” will go to the Morrison’s Lockdown Financial Hardship Fund, which helps musicians facing difficulties as a result of the coronavirus and resulting lockdown measures. Legal Statement. Morrison teamed up with Eric Clapton for the bluesy song “Stand and Deliver.” It’s the latest track written by Morrison for the “Save Live Music” campaign and while it was supposed to be released on December 4, its release was moved to December 18. © Copyright 2020 Variety Media, LLC, a subsidiary of Penske Business Media, LLC. Mutual Fund and ETF data provided by Refinitiv Lipper. Fox News Flash top entertainment headlines for December 18, Why 'The Rock' is endorsing THIS candidate, Alex Trebek's widow posts inspiring message about kindness on first Christmas since 'Jeopardy!' CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR OUR ENTERTAINMENT NEWSLETTER. "The alternative is not worth thinking about. A collaboration with Eric Clapton, “Stand and Deliver” arrives on December 4th … Follow her on Twitter at @CortneyMoore716. Or as Clapton puts it: "Playin’ the blues for my friends.