Van Morrison – Moondance (1970/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 39:09 minutes | 1,47 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks.com | © Warner Bros. Records
– Ranked #65 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
– Inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999.
– Peaked at #29 on Billboard’s Pop Albums chart in 1970
– Peaked at #32 in the UK
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. This re-release is a high-resolution stereo remaster by the original album engineer Elliot Scheiner.
The yang to Astral Weeks’ yin, the brilliant Moondance is every bit as much a classic as its predecessor; Van Morrison’s first commercially successful solo effort, it retains the previous album’s deeply spiritual thrust but transcends its bleak, cathartic intensity to instead explore themes of renewal and redemption. Light, soulful, and jazzy, Moondance opens with the sweetly nostalgic “And It Stoned Me,” the song’s pastoral imagery establishing the dominant lyrical motif recurring throughout the album — virtually every track exults in natural wonder, whether it’s the nocturnal magic celebrated by the title cut or the unlimited promise offered in “Brand New Day.” At the heart of the record is “Caravan,” an incantatory ode to the power of radio; equally stirring is the majestic “Into the Mystic,” a song of such elemental beauty and grace as to stand as arguably the quintessential Morrison moment.
01 – And It Stoned Me
02 – Moondance
03 – Crazy Love
04 – Caravan
05 – Into The Mystic
06 – Come Running
07 – These Dreams Of You
08 – Brand New Day
09 – Everyone
10 – Glad Tidings