Van Morrison

The Alternate Moondance

Released 04/22/18 Label Rhino / Warner Genre 60s & 70s Cat no. A 566244

Record Store Day 2018 Release. 180 Gram LP.


Featured in: Record Store Day, Record Store Day - 2018

This is a Record Store Day 2018 item. It will be available to purchase from our stores April 21st, 2018. Remaining stock will be available to purchase from this page at 00.01 on April 22nd.

An alternative version of Van Morrison’s landmark studio album “Moondance”, featuring the alternative versions from the 2013 deluxe edition. Featuring two previously unreleased alternative mixes of “And It Stoned me” and “Crazy Love”. LP cut by Chris Bellman and Bernie Grunman mastering.

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 and singing, playing guitar and sax, in several bands, before forming Them in 1964.Making their name at Belfast’s Maritime Club Them soon established Van as a major force in the British R&B scene. Morrison’s matchless vocal and songwriting talents produced instant classics such as the much covered ‘Gloria’ and ‘Here Comes The Night’.Those talents found full astonishing range in Van’s solo career.After working with Them’s New York producer Bert Berns on beautiful Top 40 pop hit ‘Brown Eyed Girl’ (1967), Morrison moved to another realm. With one of the most revered catalogues in music history and his unparalleled talents as composer, singer and performer Morrison’s past achievements loom large. But, as throughout his extraordinary career, how that past informs his future achievements and still stirs excitement and keen anticipation.

LP - Record Store Day 2018 Release. 180 Gram LP.