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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Green "W7" vinyl label.

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

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
K 46040 Van Morrison Moondance(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records K 46040 Ireland 1976 Sell This Version
7599-27326-4 Van Morrison Moondance(Cass, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records 7599-27326-4 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
WS 1835 Van Morrison Moondance(LP, Album, Tam) Warner Bros. Records WS 1835 US 1970 Sell This Version
K 46 040, 46 040 Van Morrison Moondance(LP, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records K 46 040, 46 040 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
WBC1109A (WS1835), WBC1109B (WS1835) Van Morrison Moondance(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records WBC1109A (WS1835), WBC1109B (WS1835) South Africa 1970 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