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Van Morrison - Back On Top (1999) Expanded Remastered Reissue 2008

Posted By: Designol
Van Morrison - Back On Top (1999) Expanded Remastered Reissue 2008

Van Morrison - Back On Top (1999) Expanded Remastered Reissue 2008
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 411 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 143 Mb | Scans ~ 179 Mb
Label: Exile, Polydor | # 5305453 | Time: 01:02:32
Genre: Blues, Blues-Rock, Rhythm & Blues, Blue-Eyed Soul

Back on Top is the twenty-seventh studio album by Northern Irish singer/songwriter Van Morrison. It was released in 1999 by Point Blank. This album marks a slight return to the forms of music he is most known for: blues and R&B. Upon the album's release, Rolling Stone reviewed it as "one Monet and nine Norman Rockwells", the "Monet" being "When the Leaves Come Falling Down" which it called a masterpiece. The 29 January 2008 reissued and remastered version of the album contains two bonus tracks: an alternative take of "Philosopher's Stone" and a new arrangement of Fats Domino's song, "Valley of Tears".

Van Morrison - Van the Man (2008)

Posted By: ciklon5
Van Morrison - Van the Man (2008)

Van Morrison - Van the Man (2008)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless | 1:26:24 | 506 Mb
Genre: Rock, Folk, Blues

Equal parts blue-eyed soul shouter and wild-eyed poet-sorcerer, Van Morrison is among popular music's true innovators, a restless seeker whose incantatory vocals and alchemical fusion of R&B, jazz, blues, and Celtic folk produced what is regarded as perhaps the most spiritually transcendent body of work in the rock & roll canon. Having penned iconic songs such as "Gloria," "Brown-Eyed Girl," and "Moondance," Morrison has, from the very beginning – as frontman for Irish blues rockers Them during the early 1960s to a solo career that has lasted more than 50 years – been subject only to the whims of his own muse. His solo recordings, beginning with the mystical, jazzy folk of Astral Weeks in 1968, cover extraordinary stylistic ground, yet retain a consistency of vision and purity of execution unmatched among his contemporaries. His swinging meld of jazz, pop, folk, blues, and Celtic soul fueled the albums of his Warner Bros. period from the late '60s (Moondance) to the early '80s (Common One).

Van Morrison - Still On Top: The Greatest Hits (2007)

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Van Morrison - Still On Top: The Greatest Hits (2007)

Van Morrison - Still On Top: The Greatest Hits (2007)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 580 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 235 Mb
Full Scans | 01:19:37 | RAR 5% Recovery
Classic Rock, Pop Rock, Pop, Folk, Blue-Eyed Soul | Polydor / Exile #B0010070-02

There are 21 cuts on this Hip-O collection of Van Morrison's Greatest Hits. The interesting thing is that of these 21 cuts, only about half of them will be recognizable to the casual Van Morrison fan, as they come from his Bang sides and the far more popular Warner Brothers singles of the early '70s. As it should be, although there is one glaring omission: "Tupelo Honey" is absent from the song list. The rest may not have been greatest hits in America, but they do represent a fine – if arguable – selection of the material from the late '70s, '80s, and '90s. "Dweller on the Threshold" is here (though it sounds like an alternate take!) There is a bona fide alternate take of "The Healing Game" that sounds more like a well-executed demo and has plenty of Celtic soul.

Van Morrison - At The Movies: Soundtrack Hits (2007)

Posted By: Designol
Van Morrison - At The Movies: Soundtrack Hits (2007)

Van Morrison - At The Movies: Soundtrack Hits (2007)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 485 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 177 Mb | Scans included
Label: Exile, EMI | # 00946 3 86238 2 3 | Time: 01:14:45
Rock, Blue-Eyed Soul, Adult Contemporary, Soundtracks

At the Movies: Soundtrack Hits (2007) is a 19-track compilation of Van Morrison songs featured in a film at one time or another. Rather than play like an odds-and-ends compilation of soundtrack rarities as one might expect, Soundtrack Hits plays like a best-of collection, including many of Morrison's greatest solo hits along with a couple Them songs ("Gloria," "Baby Please Don't Go"). There are several live versions in place of the studio cuts. The live versions of "Moondance" and "Brown Eyed Girl" are previously unreleased.

VA - Pure... Singer/Songwriter (2011) 4CD Box Set

Posted By: Designol
VA - Pure... Singer/Songwriter (2011) 4CD Box Set

VA - Pure… Singer/Songwriter (2011) 4CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.49 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 550 Mb | Scans ~ 22 Mb
Label: Sony Music | # 886979629028 | Time: 04:01:35
Singer/Songwriter, Folk, Rock, Country, Pop, Blues

Pure… Singer/Songwriter is a brave album that showcases strong song writing, sometimes by avoiding the artists most prominent work in lieu of a lesser known piece. Simon & Garfunkel, John Denver, Lou Reed, Bob Marley, Van Morrison, George Michael and Bruce Hornsby are all represented by one of their better known tracks. However, Bowie, Hall & Oates, Alicia Keys, Nillson and even Sarah Bareilles are represented but obscure tracks. As well as the well known artists this compilation also goes back to includes lesser known artists from the 60s and 70s such as Colin Blunstone, Laura Nyro and Phoebe Snow.

Van Morrison - Van Morrison Meets Bob Dylan & John Lee Hooker (1992)

Posted By: Rtax
Van Morrison - Van Morrison Meets Bob Dylan & John Lee Hooker (1992)

Van Morrison - Van Morrison Meets Bob Dylan & John Lee Hooker (1992)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 338 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 153 MB
1:07:02 | Folk Rock, Blues Rock | Unofficial Release | Label: Living Legend Records

Review from Ron Zant: This boot seems to be a "best of boot worlds", with the different guests, styles and times. (And according to another Van mailing list member, this bootleg appears to contain 9 songs used in the BBC documentary One Irish Rover, and then some more from other sources).

Van Morrison - What's Wrong With This Picture? (2003)

Posted By: Designol
Van Morrison - What's Wrong With This Picture? (2003)

Van Morrison - What's Wrong With This Picture? (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 419 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 146 Mb | Scans ~ 92 Mb
Label: Blue Note Records | # 7243 5 93651 2 1 | Time: 01:03:43
Jazz-Blues, Vocal Jazz, Blues, Blues-Rock, Celtic, Blue-Eyed Soul

While 2002's Down the Road was the best Van Morrison release in ages – with its autobiographical allusions, cultural critiques, and new band – it could not have prepared listeners for the jolt of this, his Blue Note Records debut What's Wrong With This Picture? While the album is hardly a straight jazz record, it does take the territory he explored on Down the Road another step further into the classic pop music of the 20th century filtered through his own Celtic swing, R&B, vocal jazz, and blue-eyed soul. The title track that opens the album is as close to an anthem as Morrison's ever written; he states with an easy, swinging, jazzy soul groove that he is not the same person he once was and wonders why that was so difficult for others to accept. There is no bitterness or bite in his assertions. If anything, the question is asked with warm humor and amusement as if it is indeed the listener's hangup if he/she can't accept Morrison "living in the present time." He asks, "Why don't we take it down and forget about it/'Cause that ain't me at all," as the song whispers to a close.

Van Morrison - The Healing Game (1997) Expanded Remastered 2008

Posted By: Designol
Van Morrison - The Healing Game (1997) Expanded Remastered 2008

Van Morrison - The Healing Game (1997) Expanded Remastered 2008
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 339 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 133 Mb | Scans ~ 84 Mb
Label: Exile Productions Ltd., Polydor | # 5308757 | Time: 00:58:24
Singer/Songwriter, Pop/Rock, Folk-Rock, Blues, Blue-Eyed Soul

Van Morrison never stopped recording during the 1990s, but for a little while it seemed as if he was disconnected from his muse. It wasn't so much his series of jazz cover albums – he'd return to this vein often in subsequent decades – but his songwriting that showed signs bitterness, particularly on 1995's Days Like This, where he seemed dismissive of the very notion of being a songwriter. In that light, it's hard not to see 1997's The Healing Game as a rejuvenation. Indeed, the album's very title suggests that Morrison is in the process of mending fences and reconnecting with a sense of joy, a process that began during his deep dive into Mose Allison and other bluesy jazz artists in the mid-'90s. Morrison retains that sense of swing on The Healing Game – he also retains keyboardist Georgie Fame, who would become a fixture on Morrison's albums over the next two decades – and it invigorates a set of songs that aren't necessarily all that different from what he's been writing as of late; he's still specializing in ballads, blues, and folk-rock colored by R&B.

Van Morrison - Saint Dominic's Preview (1972) Remastered Reissue 1997

Posted By: Designol
Van Morrison - Saint Dominic's Preview (1972) Remastered Reissue 1997

Van Morrison - Saint Dominic's Preview (1972) Remastered Reissue 1997
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 272 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 110 Mb | Scans included
Label: Polydor, Exile | # 537 451 2 | Time: 00:41:27
Singer/Songwriter, Rock, Folk Rock, Rhythm & Blues, Blue-Eyed Soul

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.

Van Morrison - The Legendary Bang Sessions (Remastered) (2024)

Posted By: Rtax
Van Morrison - The Legendary Bang Sessions (Remastered) (2024)

Van Morrison - The Legendary Bang Sessions (Remastered) (2024)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 214 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 87 MB
37:11 | Jazz, Blues, Pop | Label: Charly Digital

This collection highlights one of the definitive moments in modern pop music and is sure to please all classic rock enthusiasts! Features Van Morrison at his most heartbreaking, soul-stomping, mystical, spiritual, youthful best! Early in 1967, Van Morrison found himself in New York at the invite of songwriter/producer Bert Berns. Morrison s previous band Them had been hemorrhaging luck and leaking interest after previously riding high on the charts with the smash hit single Baby Please Don t Go. But Them s fame had been as fleeting as Morrison s enjoyment of it and when word leaked out that he was looking for a label to record solo material on, Berns leaped at the opportunity to have Morrison record for the fledgling Bang label.

Van Morrison - Live at the Grand Opera House Belfast (1984) Remastered 1998

Posted By: Designol
Van Morrison - Live at the Grand Opera House Belfast (1984) Remastered 1998

Van Morrison - Live at the Grand Opera House Belfast (1984) Remastered 1998
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 390 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 146 Mb | Scans included
Label: Exile/Polydor | # 537 544-2 | Time: 00:52:15
Singer/Songwriter, Pop/Rock, Folk-Rock, Celtic, Jazz Rock, Blue-Eyed Soul

Live at the Grand Opera House Belfast is a live album by Northern Irish singer-songwriter Van Morrison, released in 1984. It was recorded from four live shows in March 1983 at the Grand Opera House, Belfast, Northern Ireland (Morrison's birthplace). The album was composed of songs from Morrison's last four recordings. It is the second live album Morrison released, following 10 years after It's Too Late to Stop Now.

Van Morrison - Putting The Boot In (Swindon 1999-10-21) (1999)

Posted By: ciklon5
Van Morrison - Putting The Boot In (Swindon 1999-10-21) (1999)

Van Morrison - Putting The Boot In (Swindon 1999-10-21) (1999)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless / MP3 320 kbps | 2:29:58 | 783 / 340 Mb
Genre: Jazz, Blues, Rhythm & Blues

Equal parts blue-eyed soul shouter and wild-eyed poet-sorcerer, Van Morrison is among popular music's true innovators, a restless seeker whose incantatory vocals and alchemical fusion of R&B, jazz, blues, and Celtic folk produced what is regarded as perhaps the most spiritually transcendent body of work in the rock & roll canon. Having penned iconic songs such as "Gloria," "Brown-Eyed Girl," and "Moondance," Morrison has, from the very beginning – as frontman for Irish blues rockers Them during the early 1960s to a solo career that has lasted more than 50 years – been subject only to the whims of his own muse.

Van Morrison - Accentuate the Positive (2023)

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Van Morrison - Accentuate the Positive (2023)

Van Morrison - Accentuate the Positive (2023)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 426 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 142 Mb | 01:01:55
Rock'n'Roll, Rockabilly | Label: Exile Productions

Van Morrison unveils his 45th studio album, Accentuate the Positive - an electrifying homage to rock ‘n’ roll. Like this year’s acclaimed Moving On Skiffle, Accentuate The Positive sees Van Morrison returning to one of his childhood passions: this time rock ‘n’ roll. Growing up in Belfast shortly after World War II, he was immensely inspired by the heady sounds of 20th century blues and rock ‘n’ roll. Listening to artists such as Fats Domino, Chuck Berry and The Everly Brothers, it wasn’t long until Van was intuitively reinterpreting these sounds with his own band in local hometown venues.

Van Morrison - Into The Music (1979) Expanded Remastered 2008

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Van Morrison - Into The Music (1979) Expanded Remastered 2008

Van Morrison - Into The Music (1979) Expanded Remastered 2008
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 394 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 143 Mb
Label: Exile/Polydor | # 5305454 | Time: 01:02:34 | Scans ~ 154 Mb
Singer/Songwriter, Folk-Rock, Soft Rock, Celtic, Blue-Eyed Soul

2008 digitally remastered and expanded edition of Van's classic 1979 album featuring two previously unreleased bonus tracks: alternate versions of 'Steppin' Out Queen' and 'Troubadours'. Into The Music is a wonderfully diverse album, featuring some notable guests including Ry Cooder, Robin Williamson of the Incredible String Band, former James Brown saxophonist Pee Wee Ellis and trumpeter and future soundtrack composer, Mark Isham. Includes original artwork and full lyrics to Van Morrison compositions 12 tracks.

Van Morrison - Accentuate the Positive (2023)

Posted By: delpotro
Van Morrison - Accentuate the Positive (2023)

Van Morrison - Accentuate the Positive (2023)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 426 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 145 Mb | 01:01:52
Rock'n'Roll, Rockabilly | Label: Exile Productions

Van Morrison unveils his 45th studio album, Accentuate the Positive - an electrifying homage to rock ‘n’ roll. Like this year’s acclaimed Moving On Skiffle, Accentuate The Positive sees Van Morrison returning to one of his childhood passions: this time rock ‘n’ roll. Growing up in Belfast shortly after World War II, he was immensely inspired by the heady sounds of 20th century blues and rock ‘n’ roll. Listening to artists such as Fats Domino, Chuck Berry and The Everly Brothers, it wasn’t long until Van was intuitively reinterpreting these sounds with his own band in local hometown venues.