Moondance (Deluxe Edition)
Available in Audiophile 192kHz/24bit & 96kHz/24bit
|Moondance (Deluxe Edition)
℗ 2013 Warner Bros. Records Inc.
© 2013 Warner Bros Records Inc. All Rights Reserved
THIS ALBUM DOWNLOAD FEATURES HIGH RESOLUTION COVER ART ONLY. LINER NOTES ARE NOT AVAILABLE.
Please Note: All tracks on Discs 2, 3 & 4 are 44/16.
- Ranked #65 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
- Inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999.
- Peaked at #29 on Billboard's Pop Albums chart in 1970
- Peaked at #32 in the UK
In the fall of 1969, Van Morrison entered the studio to record Moondance, the album that would soon become his commercial breakthrough and one of the most beloved recordings of all time.
This Deluxe Edition unearths an amazing trove of unreleased gems that take the listener right alongside Morrison and his band in studio. There are multiple, often lengthy, takes from the recording sessions of nearly every track found on the 1970 original, including "Glad Tidings," "Brand New Day" and "Come Running." There are also early takes of "I've Been Working," a song that would appear later that year on His Band And The Street Choir. The early version included here is quite different from the official album version. The Deluxe Edition also includes a high-resolution stereo mix of the original album, mixed by original engineer Elliot Scheiner, who also oversaw the new re-mastering of the album.
One of the most significant revelations is "I Shall Sing," a Morrison original that was completed but left off the album. There are multiple takes of the song (spread across six tracks), plus a final mix of the finished song. While no one has heard Morrison's version, Art Garfunkel had a Top 40 hit with the song, which appeared on his 1973 solo debut.