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Van Morrison – Wavelength (Remastered) (1978/2020) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Van Morrison – Wavelength (Remastered) (1978/2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:02:12 minutes | 1,32 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Legacy Recordings

Wavelength is the tenth studio album by Northern Irish singer-songwriter Van Morrison, and was released in the autumn of 1978. The album has a different musical sound from his previous albums, leaning towards a pop rock sound with prominent electric guitars and synthesizers. Wavelength was Morrison’s best selling album at the time of the original release. Mick Glossop, Bobby Tench and Peter Bardens were given credit for special assistance in production.

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Van Morrison – Into the Music (Remastered) (1983/2020) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Van Morrison – Into the Music (Remastered) (1983/2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:02:27 minutes | 1,28 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Legacy Recordings

“Into the Music” is the 11th studio album by Northern Irish singer-songwriter Van Morrison, and was released in August 1979. It includes “Bright Side of the Road”, which peaked at number 63 on the UK Singles Chart, and other songs in which Morrison sought to return to his more profound and transcendent style after the pop-oriented Wavelength. The record received favorable reviews from several music critics and was named as one of the year’s best albums in the Pazz & Jop critics’ poll.

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Van Morrison – Enlightenment (Remastered) (1990/2020) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Van Morrison – Enlightenment (Remastered) (1990/2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 58:41 minutes | 1,23 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Legacy Recordings

Enlightenment is the twentieth studio album by Northern Irish singer-songwriter Van Morrison. It was released in 1990 and reached #5 in the UK charts and “Real Real Gone” charted at #18 in Mainstream Rock Tracks.

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Van Morrison & The Chieftains – Irish Heartbeat (Remastered) (1988/2020) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Van Morrison & The Chieftains – Irish Heartbeat (Remastered) (1988/2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 38:56 minutes | 815 MB | Genre: Rock
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Legacy Recordings

“Irish Heartbeat”, a collaboration album with Van Morrison, was Van’s first attempt to reconcile his Celtic roots with his blues and soul music. It was also The Chieftains’ first full blown collaboration album. Although there were worries about working with a major rock star, the recording was a success, introducing elements of Van’s unique soul and jazz style singing to traditional songs and music. This was the beginning of an ongoing successful musical relationship between Van and The Chieftains.

“Irish Heartbeat” was nominated for a Grammy Award in 1989, and there followed a tour of Europe and the UK

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Van Morrison – What’s Wrong with This Picture? (Remastered) (2003/2020) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Van Morrison – What’s Wrong with This Picture? (Remastered) (2003/2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 01:03:34 minutes | 733 MB | Genre: Rock
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Legacy Recordings

“What’s Wrong with This Picture?” is the thirtieth studio album by Northern Irish singer-songwriter Van Morrison, released on 21 October 2003 by Blue Note Records.

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Van Morrison – Veedon Fleece (Remastered) (1974/2020) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Van Morrison – Veedon Fleece (Remastered) (1974/2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 56:22 minutes | 1,2 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Legacy Recordings

The pick of the second batch of Morrison reissues, 1974’s Veedon Fleece brought down the curtain on a hugely prolific period of his career and was followed by three years’ silence. Arguably, Van scuttled off to lick his wounds, as much of the record recounts his divorce from wife Janet Planet, in particular Who Was That Masked Man? and Fair Play.

It’s a spartan set of songs, perhaps closest to Astral Weeks in terms of his previous output, although the emotional momentum is understandably more personal, the lyrics even more obtuse. The country-esque Bulbs lifts the spirits temporarily, but the overall mood is downbeat. Not that that’s a bad thing. Bonus tracks are limited to two alternative takes, as is the case with the rest of this month’s Van revivals; Common One, Inarticulate Speech Of The Heart, No Guru No Method No Teacher, Live At The Grand Opera House, Enlightenment, A Night In San Francisco and The Healing Game.

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Van Morrison – The Philosopher’s Stone (Remastered) (1998/2020) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Van Morrison – The Philosopher’s Stone (Remastered) (1998/2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 02:33:02 minutes | 3,14 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Legacy Recordings

The Philosopher’s Stone is a compilation album by Northern Irish singer-songwriter Van Morrison released in 1998.

The songs released on this thirty-track album were previously unreleased outtakes from 1969 to 1988. The album features twenty-five songs that had never been released and alternative renditions of “The Street Only Knew Your Name” (Inarticulate Speech of the Heart), “Wonderful Remark” (The Best of Van Morrison), “Real Real Gone” (Enlightenment), “Joyous Sound” (A Period of Transition), “Flamingos Fly” (A Period of Transition) and “Bright Side of the Road” (Into the Music).

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Van Morrison – The Healing Game (Remastered) (1997/2020) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Van Morrison – The Healing Game (Remastered) (1997/2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 58:17 minutes | 1,18 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Legacy Recordings

Originally released in 1997, The Healing Game marked an important transition for Van Morrison. After a period of crafting romantic ballads that found mainstream success, Van felt once more compelled to revisit the jazz and rhythm and blues-inspired style that influenced his earliest work. To achieve this, he assembled a killer new band that included saxophonist Pee Wee Ellis, Georgie Fame and bassist Alec Dankworth.

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Van Morrison – Saint Dominic’s Preview (Remastered) (1972/2020) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Van Morrison – Saint Dominic’s Preview (Remastered) (1972/2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 41:35 minutes | 835 MB | Genre: Rock
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Legacy Recordings

“Saint Dominic’s Preview”is the sixth studio album by Northern Irish singer-songwriter Van Morrison. It was released in July 1972 by Warner Bros. Records. Rolling Stone declared it “the best-produced, most ambitious Van Morrison record yet released.”

The diversity of the material on the album highlighted Morrison’s fusing of Celtic folk, R&B, blues, jazz and the singer-songwriter genre. “Jackie Wilson Said (I’m in Heaven When You Smile)” and the title track were blends of soul and folk, while lesser known tracks such as “Gypsy” and “Redwood Tree” continued to display a lyrical celebration of nature’s beauty. Also on the album were two lengthy tracks, “Listen to the Lion” and the closing “Almost Independence Day” which were given primal, cathartic and intense vocal performances from Morrison. These tracks were similar to the songs on his 1968 album, Astral Weeks.

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Van Morrison – Poetic Champions Compose (Remastered) (1987/2020) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Van Morrison – Poetic Champions Compose (Remastered) (1987/2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 48:06 minutes | 0,99 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Legacy Recordings

“Poetic Champions Compose” is the seventeenth studio album by Northern Irish singer-songwriter Van Morrison, released in 1987 on Mercury Records. It received generally positive reviews from critics, most of whom viewed it as adequate mood music.

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