The Best of Van Morrison [Mercury] ()


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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. This ...

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  1. Bright Side of the Road
  2. Gloria
  3. Moondance
  4. Baby Please Don't Go
  5. Have I Told You Lately
  6. Brown Eyed Girl
  7. Sweet Thing
  8. Warm Love
  9. Wonderful Remark
  10. Jackie Wilson Said (I'm in Heaven When You Smile)
  11. Full Force Gale
  12. And It Stoned Me
  13. Here Comes the Night
  14. Domino
  15. Did Ye Get Healed?
  16. Wild Night
  17. Cleaning Windows
  18. Whenever God Shines His Light
  19. Queen of the Slipstream
  20. Dweller on the Threshold
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May 31, 2012


This was a disappointment. I would title this "Van Morrison's Mediocre Songs" NOT "The Best of ... " Whoever made these selections likes only one of VM's sounds. I prefer more variety. There are several other CDs of his that are much better collections.


Feb 4, 2010

good stuff

A nice mix of his earliest, bluesy stuff and his later "middle-period" material. If you don't want to buy the original albums, this will probably suffice.

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