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Van Morrison To Reissue ‘Moondance’

Van Morrison Moondance reissueFor many, Moondance is Van Morrison’s best album, combining the pop appeal of his earliest work with some of the more complex jazz arrangements he crafted on Astral Weeks. It also features a number of Van’s classic songs, including “And It Stoned Me,” “Into The Mystic,” and the title track. Fans of the album will soon have the chance to hear it anew as Moondance will get the re-issue treatment courtesy of Rhino and Warner Bros.

The deluxe re-issue of Moondance features a remaster of the original album and 3 discs of studio recordings, including alternate takes for the album and a finished mix of an unheard song called “I Shall Sing.” A Blu-Ray audio disc with a 5.1 Surround Sound mix of the album is also included. The Moondance re-release also comes in a 2-disc and 1-disc package.

Below, check out the tracklist for the deluxe reissue of Moondance, due out September 30th:

Disc One – Original Album Remastered

1. “And It Stoned Me”

2. “Moondance”

3. “Crazy Love”

4. “Caravan”

5.  “Into The Mystic”

6. “Come Running”

7.  “These Dreams Of You”

8. “Brand New Day”

9. “Everyone”

10. “Glad Tidings”


 

Disc Two – All Previously Unreleased

1.       “What do we call this Van?”

2.       “Caravan” (Take 1)

3.       “Caravan” (Takes 2-3)

4.       “Caravan” (Take 4)

5.       “Caravan” (Takes 5-6)

6.       “Caravan” (Take 7)

7.       “Caravan” (Take 8)

8.       “I’ve Been Working” (Early Version Take 1)

9.       “I’ve Been Working” (Early Version Take 2)

10.   “I’ve Been Working” (Early Version Take 5)

11.   “Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out” (Outtake)

12.   “I Shall Sing” (Take 1)

13.   “I Shall Sing” (Takes 2-3)

14.   “I Shall Sing” (Takes 4-6)

15.   “I Shall Sing” (Take 7)

16.   “I Shall Sing” (Takes 8-12)

17.   “I Shall Sing” (Take 13)


Disc Three – All Previously Unreleased

1.       “Into The Mystic” (Take 10)

2.       “Into The Mystic” (Take 11)

3.       “Into The Mystic” (Takes 12-13)

4.       “Into The Mystic” (Takes 14-16)

5.       “Into The Mystic” (Take 17)

6.       “Brand New Day” (Take 1)

7.       “Brand New Day” (Take 2)

8.       “Brand New Day” (Take 3)

9.       “Brand New Day” (Take 4)

10.   “Brand New Day” (Takes 5-6)

11.   “Brand New Day” (Take 7)

12.   “Glad Tidings (Take 1)

13.   “Glad Tidings (Takes 2-4)

14.   “Glad Tidings (Takes 7-8)

15.   “Glad Tidings (Take 9)

16.   “Caravan Redo” (Takes 1-2)

17.   “Caravan Redo” (Take 3)

 

Disc Four – All Previously Unreleased

1.       “Come Running” (Take 1)

2.       “Come Running” (Take 2)

3.       “Come Running” (Takes 3-4)

4.       “Come Running” (Take 5)

5.       “Come Running” (“Rolling On 4”)

6.       “Moondance” (Take 21)

7.       “Moondance” (Take 22)

8.       “Glad Tidings” (Alt. Version)

9.       “These Dreams Of You” (Alt. Version)

10.   “Crazy Love” (Remix)

11.   “Glad Tidings” (Remix 1)

12.   “Glad Tidings” (Remix 2)

13.   “Glad Tidings” (Remix 3)

14.   “Caravan” (Remix)

15.   “These Dreams Of You” (Remix)

16.   “I Shall Sing” (Mix)

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