Van Morrison ‎– Moondance

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A1 And It Stoned Me 4:30
A2 Moondance 4:35
A3 Crazy Love
Backing Vocals – Emily Houston*, Jackie Verdell, Judy Clay
2:34
A4 Caravan 4:57
A5 Into The Mystic 3:25
B1 Come Running 2:30
B2 These Dreams Of You 3:50
B3 Brand New Day
Backing Vocals – Emily Houston*, Jackie Verdell, Judy Clay
5:09
B4 Everyone 3:31
B5 Glad Tidings 3:13

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Notes

On this W7 pressing (and all first pressings, whether W7 or WB logo) is featured a mix of 'Into The Mystic' in which Van Morrison can be heard playing tambourine.
This mix was apparently Van's preferred mix, but due to a clerical error, all subsequent pressings (except a much later audiophile pressing) use a rejected version omitting the tambourine.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout: WS 1835 39621 1
  • Matrix / Runout: WS 1835 39622 1
  • Matrix / Runout (variant 1 side 1 etched): 39621 WS1835A RE1-1C
  • Matrix / Runout (variant 1 side 2 etched): 39622 WS1835B RE1-1D
  • Matrix / Runout (variant 2 side 1 etched): 39621 WS1835A RE1-1C
  • Matrix / Runout (variant 2 side 2 etched): 39622 WS1835B-1D

Other Versions (5 of 218) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
3103-2 Van Morrison Moondance(CD, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records 3103-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
7599-27326-2 Van Morrison Moondance(CD, Album, RE, RP) Warner Bros. Records 7599-27326-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
WS 1835 Van Morrison Moondance(LP, Album, Ora) Warner Bros. Records WS 1835 UK 1970 Sell This Version
3103-2 Van Morrison Moondance(CD, Album, Club, RE) Warner Bros. Records 3103-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
WS-1835 Van Morrison Moondance(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Warner Bros. Records WS-1835 US 1977 Sell This Version

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streetmouse

streetmouse

August 28, 2015

On “Moondance,” Van Morrison finally does something that few artists have been able to achieve, and that is to step out from behind their influences. Certainly The Beatles achieved this on “Rubber Soul,” as did Dylan when he went electric. But it’s more than stepping out from behind those influences, it’s becoming comfortable with one’s songs, one’s lyrics, one’s presentation, and above all, with one’s band.

“Moondance” shows Morrison at the top of his game, his spirit steps forward, and this in turn allows the man to create a visionary atmosphere and consciousness that belongs to him and him alone, where his magical lyrics and melodies weave and interlock with a majestic stance that had me thinking from the first listen, that “Moondance” was nothing like I’d expected.

“Moondance” is a step outside of the 60’s, breathing fresh air, mixing rock with blues, swing, and R&B to create what I can only refer to as “exhilaration,” where a defining moment of purity is recognized, and all ambiguity takes flight through the nearest open window. “Moondance” is filled with confidence and invention, with songs like “Caravan” and “Into The Mystic” becoming instant epic masterpieces that will/and have, defined songwriting for all time.

Review by Jenell Kesler