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Van Morrison | Moondance (Deluxe Edition) | CD Set

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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. Fans now have the rare opportunity to experience this classic album like never before with the newly remastered and expanded version featuring 50 unreleased tracks including studio outtakes of favorites like "Caravan, "Moondance" and "Into The Mystic," plus multiple takes and a final mix of the unheard track "I Shall Sing," a Morrison original that was completed but left off the album.

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 Blu-ray audio disc with high-resolution stereo and surround mixes of the original album, mixed by original engineer Elliot Scheiner, who also oversaw the new re-mastering of the album.

Track Listings:

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 _ The Sessions (All Previously Unreleased)

September 5, 1969

1. –What do we call this, Van?"

CARAVAN

2. Take 1

3. Takes 2-3

4. Take 4

5. Takes 5-6

6. Take 7

7. Take 8

I'VE BEEN WORKING

8. Early Version Take 1

9. Early Version Take 2

10. Early Version Take 5

NOBODY KNOWS YOU WHEN YOU'RE DOWN AND OUT

11. Outtake

November 11, 1969

I SHALL SING

12. Take 1

13. Takes 2-3

14. Takes 4-6

15. Take 7

16. Takes 8-12

17. Take 13

DISC THREE _ More Sessions (All Previously Unreleased)

November 18, 1969

INTO THE MYSTIC

1. Take 10

2. Take 11

3. Takes 12-13

4. Takes 14-16

5. Take 17

CARAVAN

6. Redo: Takes 1-2

7. Redo: Take 3

November 24, 1969

BRAND NEW DAY

8. Take 1

9. Take 2

10. Take 3

11. Take 4

12. Takes 5-6

13. Take 7

December 1, 1969

GLAD TIDINGS

14. Fast Version, Take 1

15. Takes 2-4

16. Takes 7-8

17. Take 9

DISC FOUR _ Sessions, Alternates & Mixes (All Previously Unreleased)

December 11, 1969

COME RUNNING

1. Take 1

2. Take 2

3. Takes 3-4

4. Take 5

5. –Rolling On 4"

November 8, 1969

MOONDANCE

6. Take 21

7. Take 22

Master Mix Reel Alternates

GLAD TIDINGS

8. Alternate Version

THESE DREAMS OF YOU

9. Alternate Version

Mono Mixes From A&R Recording Studios, December 17, 1969

CRAZY LOVE

10. Mix

GLAD TIDINGS

11. Remix 1

12. Remix 2

13. Remix 3

CARAVAN

14. Remix 1

THESE DREAMS OF YOU

15. Remix

I SHALL SING

16. Mix

DISC FIVE _ Blu-Ray Audio: Original Moondance _ 192kHz/24 Bit High-Resolution 5.1 & Stereo Mixes (no video)