Van Morrison - The Essential Van Morrison (2015) [HDtracks]
HD Tracks & Vinyl, Blues Rock, Folk | Author: vicor 61 | 28-09-2016, 19:33
Artist: Van Morrison Title Of Album: The Essential Van Morrison Year Of Release: 2015 Label: Legacy Recordings Country: Northern Ireland Genre: Folk Rock, White Soul, R&B, Blues Rock Quality: FLAC (tracks, front) Bitrate: Lossless [24Bit/96kHz] Time: 02:37:12 Full Size: 3,50 GB
37-track, cross-label career-spanning anthology. All the hits & key album tracks. From Them through to later collaborations with the Chieftains & Cliff Richard.
Timed to coincide with the first-ever digital release of the bulk of Van Morrison's catalog, 2015's The Essential Van Morrison is an idiosyncratic double-disc retrospective that runs from Them until a selection from 2009's Astral Weeks: Live at the Hollywood Bowl. Career-spanning anthologies are a rarity in Morrison's discography, as are compilations in general; apart from the endless march of Bang material, he's only had 1990's The Best of Van Morrison and its 1993 sequel, The Best of Van Morrison, Vol. 2, plus 2007's Still on Top: The Greatest Hits. The Essential Van Morrison doesn't merely recycle these compilations. It carves its own path, placing his best-known material from the '60s and '70s on the first disc, then covering 1979 and beyond on the second collection. This is a smart move because the truth is, Morrison never had many hits: the last time he crested the Billboard Top 40 was in 1971, when "Blue Money" made it to 23, while his last time in the U.K. Top 40 came in 1989, when "Whenever God Shines His Light" reached 20 with the assistance of Cliff Richard. The latter is here but the former joins "Come Running" as the two biggest omissions here -- other smaller ones are the non-LP "Wonderful Remark," "Full Force Gale," and "A Sense of Wonder" -- but even with their absence, The Essential Van Morrison covers all the necessary ground, delivering the staples while giving a sense of the full run of Morrison's career.
CD1 #01 - Gloria (Stereo Version) [with Them] CD1 #02 - Here Comes the Night [with Them] CD1 #03 - Spanish Rose CD1 #04 - Brown Eyed Girl CD1 #05 - Astral Weeks CD1 #06 - The Way Young Lovers Do CD1 #07 - Moondance CD1 #08 - Crazy Love CD1 #09 - And It Stoned Me CD1 #10 - Into the Mystic CD1 #11 - Domino CD1 #12 - Wild Night CD1 #13 - Tupelo Honey CD1 #14 - Jackie Wilson Said (I'm in Heaven When You Smile) CD1 #15 - Warm Love CD1 #16 - Fair Play CD1 #17 - Caravan (Live) CD1 #18 - Hungry for Your Love (Remastered) CD1 #19 - Cleaning Windows (Live)
CD2 #01 - Bright Side of the Road CD2 #02 - And the Healing Has Begun CD2 #03 - Tore Down a la Rimbaud CD2 #04 - Someone Like You CD2 #05 - Irish Heartbeat [with The Chieftains] CD2 #06 - Whenever God Shines His Light [with Cliff Richard] CD2 #07 - Have I Told You Lately CD2 #08 - Real Real Gone CD2 #09 - Enlightenment CD2 #10 - Why Must I Always Explain? CD2 #11 - Days Like This CD2 #12 - That's Life CD2 #13 - Rough God Goes Riding CD2 #14 - Precious Time (Remastered) CD2 #15 - Once in a Blue Moon CD2 #16 - Magic Time CD2 #17 - Playhouse CD2 #18 - Sweet Thing (Live)