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Two More Van Morrison Classics Expanded

by Paul Cashmere on August 31, 2015

in New Music,News

Two more of Van Morrison’s classic albums ‘Astral Weeks’ and ‘His Band And The Street Choir’ have been remastered and expanded for reissue in October.

1968’s ‘Astral Weeks’ was Morrison’s Warner Brothers debut album. 47 years on from the original release the album has taken on a cult status. Van’s band then was bassist Richard Davis, guitarist Jay Berliner, percussionist Warren Smith, Jr., and Modern Jazz Quartet drummer Connie Kay.

‘Astral Weeks’, Morrison’s second solo album, features the epic ‘Madame George’. ‘His Band And The Street Choir’, his fourth album, includes ‘Domino. The third album ‘Moondance’ was expanded and reissued in 2013.

The expanded Astral Weeks tracklisting is

Astral Weeks
Beside You
Sweet Thing
Cyprus Avenue
The Way Young Lovers Do
Madame George
Ballerina
Slim Slow Slider

Bonus Tracks – Previously Unreleased
Beside You (Take 1)
Madame George (Take 4)
Ballerina (Long Version)
Slim Slow Slider (Long Version)

His Band And The Street Choir tracklisting

Domino
Crazy Face
Give Me A Kiss
I’ve Been Working
Call Me Up In Dreamland
I’ll Be Your Lover, Too
Blue Money
Virgo Clowns
Gypsy Queen
Sweet Jannie
If I Ever Needed Someone
Street Choir

Bonus Tracks – Previously Unreleased
Call Me Up In Dreamland (Take 10)
Give Me A Kiss (Take 3)
Gypsy Queen (Take 3)
I’ve Been Working (Alternate Version)
Be Your Lover, Too (Alternate Version)

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