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The Best of Van Morrison [Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered]

Van Morrison Audio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
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One of music’s true originals Van Morrison’s unique and inspirational musical legacy is rooted in postwar Belfast.
Born in 1945 Van heard his Shipyard worker father’s collection of blues, country and gospel early in life.

Feeding off musical greats such as Hank Williams, Jimmie Rodgers, Muddy Waters, Mahalia Jackson and Leadbelly he was a travelling musician at 13 ... Read more in Amazon's Van Morrison Store

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  • Audio CD (18 Jun 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Polydor
  • ASIN: B000009DDJ
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,510 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Bright Side Of The Road
2. Gloria
3. Moondance
4. Baby Please Don't Go
5. Have I Told You Lately
6. Brown Eyed Girl
7. Sweet Thing
8. Warm Love
9. Wonderful Remark
10. Jackie WIlson Said (I'm In Heaven When You Smile)
11. Full Force Gale
12. And It Stoned Me
13. Here Comes The Night
14. Domino
15. Did Ye Get Healed
16. Wild Night
17. Cleaning Windows
18. Whenever God Shines His Light
19. Queen Of The Slipstream
20. Dweller On The Threshold

Product Description

VAN MORRISON The Best Of Van Morrison (1998 UK 20-track digitally remastered CD compilation originally released in 1990 the songs were drawn from twenty-five years of material including Wonderful Remark which had previously only been available on The King Of Comedy soundtrack custom-stickered jewel case with illustrated lyric booklet)

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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best sets he has put onto record 7 Jan 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I have most of his albums, so also have these tracks, but this latest cut of the album is sharper and clearer than the previous copy as it is now 20 bit repro. The production is first class and so it is a great CD to put on and just leave playing. Few artists can say that an album can just be left to repeat for hours without the listener becoming bored. Van can.
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34 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best of the best 16 Feb 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Indispensible. If you're not sure about Van Morrison, buy this and I guarantee you'll be hooked. Classics you'll recognise in an instant, such as Moondance and Bright Side of the Road, abound. And after this get Astral Weeks. Surely Beside You is one of the greatest songs of all time?
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34 of 36 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Evergreen, golden and smooth.... 30 Mar 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This album proved to be the start of my beloved Van Morrison collection, and certainly what prompted my hunger to consume every other album of his before and after! I loved this compilation from the very first listen. I have had it now for 7 years, and I am still not bored with it. His music has a mesmerising affect on me. Although it's great for background music - the poetry of his lyrics urge you to sit quietly and take the ride with him. The choices are brilliant - from the high-spirited "Brown-eyed Girl" and "Jackie Wilson said", to the simply beautiful "Have I told you lately". My personal favourite is "Queen of the Slipstream", a soaring song which I cannot do without listening to at least once a week! If you enjoy this compilation album, give "The Best of Van Morrison, Volume 2" a listen. Slightly more down-beat and introspective than Volume 1, but absolutely beautiful. Go grab them both!
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33 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars STRING OF CLASSICS 23 Oct 2004
Format:Audio CD
This Best Of is a seamless compilation of Morrison's earlier work, from the bouncy Bright Side Of The Road through timeless songs like Gloria, Browned Eyed Girl, Jackie Wilson Said and And It Stoned Me, to his duet with Cliff Richard in the 1980s, Whenever God Shines His Light. It's hard to pick favourites from the abundance of quality songs collected here, but personally I most love Queen Of The Slipstream, And It Stoned Me, Jackie Wilson Said, Have I Told You lately and Gloria, a song that was covered by Patti Smith. All the styles of Van are covered here: Celtic soul, inspirational rock, moving ballads, soulful gospel, raunchy R&B and bubbly pop. These are all gems, songs with poetic lyrics and unforgettable melodies, all infused with true spirit. This impressive compilation would be a good starting point for those who wish to investigate this great singer and composer. I also recommend Best Of volume 2, for more sonic jewels from a later part of his career.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This Album is "Gloria-ous" 15 Nov 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
It's Van Morrison and it is a compilation...what could be a more perfect mix? It's a natural hit. Van Morrison just has one of those voices that you can sing along to and it puts you in a good mood no matter what. This album is no exception...it is full of all of Van's greatest hits and with 20 songs on just one CD, you get your money's worth and more. You will find yourself singing along (in tune or not) to classics such as: "Bright Side Of The Road", "Gloria", "Have I Told You Lately", "Wild Night", and my all time favorite..."Brown Eyed Girl". This is a super album for any music fan you know - from your parents to your very best friend. It lends hours of enjoyment and will never go out of style...
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I have been a fan for many years and well remember the sixties hits, 'Here comes the night' a particular favourite, my youth came flooding back. I have this album in my car it is played continuously, this and other Van Morrison albums I will enjoy forever.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
The cd opens with Van belting out Bright Side of The Road, and if this doesn't get your toes a tapping, then nothing will. The cd contains 21 of Morrison's best known tunes including Baby Please Don't Go, Sweet Thing, Brown Eyed Girl, Wonderful Remark, Moondance, Have I Told You Lately, to name but a few. For any Van Morrison fans, then this is of course a must to add to your collection if only that all the favourites are one cd. An excellent cd to give as a gift, a great introduction to Van Morrison. A perfect opportunity to listen to some happy music.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Great CD, but 2nd hand rubbish. 13 April 2014
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Very disappointing. Jumped all over the place. Lesson learnt. Don't buy 2nd hand cds. Book maybe, but not cds. But a great CD music wise.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
my mum loved it
Published 1 day ago by michelle
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
quality songs by a musical master
Published 5 days ago by kevwall
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 8 days ago by P. D. French
5.0 out of 5 stars REQUEST FILLER
Purchased to fulfill disco requests, most of the classics on this disc.
Published 24 days ago by The Author
1.0 out of 5 stars rushed songs
Disappointed can't beat earlier albums, sounded like it was quickly put together, miss tone and atmosphere of Van. Wish I had not bought it.
Published 4 months ago by Deborah M.
1.0 out of 5 stars good collection BUT!!!
I was sent a cd which had so much surface damage that it looked as if a 3 year old had been given some sandpaper, the cd and told do your worst and a free supply of haribo's will... Read more
Published 7 months ago by S M WHITEFORD
4.0 out of 5 stars Still worth a Listen
Van Morrison is in a class of his own and if you are already a fan, this will nit disappoint. If you are nit a fan it will nit disappoint either!
Published 8 months ago by diana simmons
5.0 out of 5 stars Van the Man at his Best
A really good collection of tracks, highly recommended for fans who have possibly mislaid their original singles of these songs.
Published 8 months ago by Robert Mulley
5.0 out of 5 stars Replacement
This CD was bought to replace my original CD which was damaged. Glad to have it back on the shelf. an iconic CD and artist.
Published 12 months ago by Raymond J Williams
5.0 out of 5 stars VIVA VAN MORRISON !
Love this álbum by one of our old favourites. It arrived 2 days after the estimated delivery date but we do live quite remotely on the side of a serra in the Portuguese... Read more
Published 12 months ago by lise reppin
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