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Van Morrison - Tupelo Honey (1971) [Remastered 2008]

Rock, Classic Rock, Blues Rock, Folk | Author: artmuss | 18-10-2018, 19:10
Van Morrison - Tupelo Honey (1971) [Remastered 2008]Artist: Van Morrison
Title Of Album: Tupelo Honey
Year Of Release: 2008 [1971]
Label (Catalog#): Polydor/Exile [5305446]
Country: Northern Ireland
Genre: Rock, Folk-Rock, Blue-Eyed Soul, Blues Rock
Quality: FLAC (tracks +.cue,log,scans)
Bitrate: Lossless
Time: 50:31
Full Size: 344 mb

Tupelo Honey is the fifth studio album by Northern Irish singer-songwriter Van Morrison. It was released in October 1971 by Warner Bros. Records. Morrison had written all of the songs on the album in Woodstock, New York, before his move to Marin County, California, except for "You're My Woman", which he wrote during the recording sessions. Recording began at the beginning of the second quarter of 1971 at the Wally Heider Studios, San Francisco. Morrison moved to the Columbia Studios in May 1971 to complete the album.

The namesake for the album and its title track is a varietal honey produced from the flowers of the tupelo tree found in the Southeastern United States. The album features various musical genres, most prominently country, but also R&B, soul, folk-rock and blue-eyed soul. The lyrics echo the domestic bliss portrayed on the album cover; they largely describe and celebrate the rural surroundings of Woodstock and Morrison's family life with then-wife Janet "Planet" Rigsbee.

Tupelo Honey received most of its success in America; it charted at number 27 on the Billboard charts and in 1977 it was certified gold by the RIAA. It failed to reach any of the European or other world-wide charts. The album yielded two hit singles, the hymn-like title track, as well as the R&B-flavored "Wild Night". The third released single, "(Straight to Your Heart) Like a Cannonball", was less successful and did not enter the Billboard Hot 100. The album received mostly positive reviews from music critics at the time of its release, but Morrison's biographers were less favorable towards it in later years.


1 Wild Night 3:33
2 (Straight To Your Heart) Like A Cannonball 3:41
3 Old Old Woodstock 4:15
4 Starting A New Life 2:09
5 You're My Woman 6:43
6 Tupelo Honey 6:55
7 I Wanna Roo You (Scottish Derivative) 3:25
8 When That Evening Sun Goes Down 3:02
9 Moonshine Whiskey 6:45

Bonus Tracks
10 Wild Night (Alternative Take) 5:37
11 Down By The Riverside 3:54

Van Morrison - rhythm guitar, harmonica, vocals, backing vocals
Ronnie Montrose - electric and acoustic guitars, mandolin, backing vocals
Bill Church - bass
Rick Shlosser - drums
Connie Kay - drums on "Starting a New Life", "Tupelo Honey", "When That Evening Sun Goes Down" and "Old Old Woodstock"
Jack Schroer - alto, tenor and baritone saxophones
Mark Jordan - piano, electric piano
Gary Mallaber - percussion, vibraphone
John McFee - pedal steel guitar
Ted Templeman - organ on "Tupelo Honey"
Bruce Royston - flute
Luis Gasca - trumpet
"Boots" Houston - flute, backing vocals
Ellen Schroer - backing vocals
Janet Planet - backing vocals

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  • #1: Meteor (19 October 2018 19:10)

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