Thursday, October 17, 2013
Deeper Into the Mystic
I've written twice previously about the upcoming (now here) five-disc package related to the classic 1970 Van Morrison album, Moondance. Yes, it's overblown, with so many alt takes, but can there really be too much Van the Man? (He says, yes, as he has disassociated himself from this project.) Anyway, what's new and exciting is that Rolling Stone today gives you one of the disc, with 11 cuts, and you can listen here now, along with the latest rundown. There's even "take 22" of "Moondance." And don't miss one of my faves, "I've Been Working," with extra funk, different lyrics, a vocal that sounds like Van from "T.B. Sheets" era.
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