Van Morrison's 'Moondance' to Receive Deluxe Reissue

Van Morrison's 'Moondance' to Receive Deluxe Reissue
One of the most respected pop LPs of all time is set to receive the reissue treatment, as enduring songwriter Van Morrison's classic 1970 album Moondance will be released in expanded form through Warner Bros. on September 30.

The album has been remastered, and in addition to being released as a standard single CD, it will be available as a two-CD set or a deluxe five-disc package. The latter includes a whopping 50 unheard tracks.

Morrison apparently had a penchant for recording many takes of the same song in the studio, since the tracklist of the deluxe edition largely consists of different versions of the same songs. This includes six different versions of the non-LP cut "I Shall Sing," plus three more of "I've Been Working," which wasn't released the songwriter's next album, His Band and the Street Choir.

The fifth disc features the album in Blu-ray audio with stereo and surround sound mixes created by original engineer Elliot Scheiner, who also presided over the mastering.

See the tracklists for the two-disc and five-disc versions of the album below.

Moondance: Expanded Edition:


CD 1 (original album remastered):

1. And It Stoned Me

2. Moondance

3. Crazy Love

4. Caravan

5. Into the Mystic

6. Come Running

7. These Dreams of You

8. Brand New Day

9. Everyone

10. Glad Tidings

CD 2 (all previously unreleased):


1. Caravan (Take 4)

2. Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out (Outtake)

3. Into the Mystic (Take 11)

4. Brand New Day (Take 3)

5. Glad Tidings (Alt. Version)

6. Come Running(Take 2)

7. Crazy Love (Mono Mix)

8. These Dreams of You (Alt. Version)

9. Moondance (Take 22)

10. I Shall Sing (Take 7)

11. I've Been Working (Early Version, Take 5)

Moondance: Deluxe Edition:


CD 1 (original album remastered):


1. And It Stoned Me

2. Moondance

3. Crazy Love

4. Caravan

5. Into the Mystic

6. Come Running

7. These Dreams of You

8. Brand New Day

9. Everyone

10. Glad Tidings

CD 2 (all previously unreleased):


1. What do we call this Van?

2. Caravan (Take 1)

3. Caravan (Takes 2-3)

4. Caravan (Take 4)

5. Caravan (Takes 5-6)

6. Caravan (Take 7)

7. Caravan (Take 8)

8. I've Been Working (Early Version Take 1)

9. I've Been Working (Early Version Take 2)

10. I've Been Working (Early Version Take 5)

11. Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out (Outtake)

12. I Shall Sing (Take 1)

13. I Shall Sing (Takes 2-3)

14. I Shall Sing (Takes 4-6)

15. I Shall Sing (Take 7)

16. I Shall Sing (Takes 8-12)

17. I Shall Sing (Take 13)

CD 3 (all previously unreleased):


1. Into the Mystic (Take 10)

2. Into the Mystic (Take 11)

3. Into the Mystic (Takes 12-13)

4. Into the Mystic (Takes 14-16)

5. Into the Mystic (Take 17)

6. Brand New Day (Take 1)

7. Brand New Day (Take 2)

8. Brand New Day (Take 3)

9. Brand New Day (Take 4)

10. Brand New Day (Takes 5-6)

11. Brand New Day (Take 7)

12. Glad Tidings (Take 1)

13. Glad Tidings (Takes 2-4)

14. Glad Tidings (Takes 7-8)

15. Glad Tidings (Take 9)

16. Caravan Redo (Takes 1-2)

17. Caravan Redo (Take 3)

CD 4 (all previously unreleased):


1. Come Running (Take 1)

2. Come Running (Take 2)

3. Come Running (Takes 3-4)

4. Come Running (Take 5)

5. Come Running ("Rolling on 4")

6. Moondance (Take 21)

7. Moondance (Take 22)

8. Glad Tidings (Alt. Version)

9. These Dreams of You (Alt. Version)

10. Crazy Love (Remix)

11. Glad Tidings (Remix 1)

12. Glad Tidings (Remix 2)

13. Glad Tidings (Remix 3)

14. Caravan (Remix)

15. These Dreams of You (Remix)

16. I Shall Sing (Mix)

Blu-ray disc: high-resolution 48K 24 bit PCM stereo and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround sound audio of original album (no video)