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Van Morrison - The Best Of Van Morrison FLAC album


Performer: Van Morrison
Genre: Rock
Title: The Best Of Van Morrison
Released: 1993
Style: Blues Rock, Soft Rock, Pop Rock
FLAC version ZIP size: 1514 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1496 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1852 mb
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The Best of Van Morrison is a compilation album by Northern Irish singer-songwriter Van Morrison. It compiles songs spanning 25 years of his recording career. Released in 1990 by Polydor Records, the album was a critical and commercial success, becoming one of the best-selling records of the 1990s and helping revive Morrison's mainstream popularity. Its success encouraged him to release a second and third greatest hits volume in 1993 and 2007, respectively. The album remains Morrison's best-seller.

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During Van Morrison’s spell in Them, the brutally, brilliantly reductive Belfast band he fronted between 1964 and 1966, there had been glimmers of an artistic sensibility at odds with the turbo-boosted dockside R&B of songs like Gloria and Baby Please Don’t Go. On My Lonely Sad Eyes, Hey Girl and an aching cover of John Lee Hooker’s Don’t Look Back, Morrison was reaching for something deeper and more revelatory

For an artist who's doggedly album-oriented, plus a songwriter who revels in subtlety, Van Morrison doesn't seem like a logical candidate for a successful greatest-hits compilation. Nevertheless, The Best of Van Morrison is a crackerjack compilation, tracing Van the Man from his days with Them, through his best-known tunes ("Brown-Eyed Girl," "Moondance," "Blue Money," "Wild Night"), to highlights from the '70s and '80s cult efforts, topped off by "Wonderful Remark," a song first heard on the King of Comedy soundtrack.

Van Morrison has boldly followed his own musical path since the '60s and this compilation proves that he has the talent to match his own vision. From the early days with Them ('Gloria') through his critically successful solo career ('Moondance', 'Brown Eyed Girl', 'Have I Told You Lately'), he remains one of the most beloved and influential artists in modern music, 20 tracks total, also including 'Jackie Wilson Said (I'm In Heaven When You Smile)', 'Domino', 'Here Comes The Night' and more. Van Morrison reputedly wasn't crazy about the idea of a greatest-hits package, and this set's haphazard programming-which leaps from period to period, style to style, tossing in two key singles by his mid-'60s band Them-speaks to his lack of involvement. Still, it rivals Moondance as Morrison's most popular album, and for a reason: like that classic, it offers one deeply soulful, spiritually and musically thoughtful track after another.

Tracklist

1 Brown Eyed Girl 3:05
2 Spanish Rose 3:54
3 Madame George 5:20
4 Beside You 6:08
5 Who Drove The Red Sportscar 5:20
6 Midnight Special 2:44
7 Ro Ro Rosey 3:04
8 Joe Harper Saturday Morning 4:17
9 It's Alright 4:59
10 He Ain't Give You None 5:15
11 Chick-A-Boom 3:14
12 T.B. Sheets 9:38

Credits

  • Written-By – Van Morrison

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