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Moondance Shines Brighter!
July 17 2013

MOONDANCE SHINES BRIGHTER

Van Morrisonâs Classic Revisited With Five-Disc Deluxe Edition Loaded With Unreleased Takes From The Sessions, Including the Lost Track âI Shall Singâ

The Newly Remastered Album Also Available As Single Disc
And As Double Disc Featuring 11 Unreleased Tracks

All Three Available September 30 From Warner Bros. Records

LOS ANGELES â In the fall of 1969, Van Morrison entered the studio to record MOONDANCE, the album that would soon become his commercial breakthrough and one of the most beloved recordings of all time. Fans will soon have the rare opportunity to experience this classic album like never before with the newly remastered and expanded version featuring 50 unreleased tracks including studio outtakes of favorites like âCaravan, âMoondanceâ and âInto The Mystic,â plus multiple takes and a final mix of the unheard track âI Shall Sing.â.

Three different physical versions of MOONDANCE will be available from Warner Bros. Records on September 30. Digital versions will also be available.

Deluxe Edition â 4 CDs/1 Blu-Ray Audio
⢠Newly remastered version of the original album
⢠Three discs of previously unreleased music from the sessions
⢠Blu-Ray Audio disc with high-resolution 48K 24 bit PCM stereo and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround sound audio of original album (no video)
⢠Presented in a linen-wrapped folio
⢠Includes a booklet with liner notes from Alan Light and original engineer Elliot Scheiner

Expanded Edition â 2 CDs
⢠Newly remastered version of the original album
⢠11 previously unreleased tracks (highlights from the Deluxe Edition)

Standard Edition â 1 CD
⢠Newly remastered version of the original album

The Deluxe Edition unearths an amazing trove of unreleased gems that take the listener right alongside Morrison and his band in studio. There are multiple, often lengthy, takes from the recording sessions of nearly every track found on the 1970 original, including âGlad Tidings,â âBrand New Dayâ and âCome Running.â There are also early takes of âIâve Been Working,â a song that would appear later that year on His Band And The Street Choir. The early version included here is quite different from the official album version. The Deluxe Edition also includes a Blu-Ray
audio disc with high-resolution stereo and surround mixes of the original album, mixed by original engineer Elliot Scheiner, who also oversaw the new re-mastering of the album.

One of the most significant revelations is âI Shall Sing,â a Morrison original that was completed but left off the album. There are multiple takes of the song (spread across six tracks), plus a final mix of the finished song. While no one has heard Morrisonâs version, Art Garfunkel had a Top 40 hit with the song, which appeared on his 1973 solo debut.

Following its release by Warner Bros. in February 1970, MOONDANCE would later be certified triple platinum by the RIAA, inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame (1999) and named #65 on the list of the â500 Greatest Albums of All Timeâ published by Rolling Stone (2003).

MOONDANCE: DELUXE EDITION
Track Listing

Disc One â Original Album Remastered
1. âAnd It Stoned Meâ
2. âMoondanceâ
3. âCrazy Loveâ
4. âCaravanâ
5. âInto The Mysticâ
6. âCome Runningâ
7. âThese Dreams Of Youâ
8. âBrand New Dayâ
9. âEveryoneâ
10. âGlad Tidingsâ

Disc Two â All Previously Unreleased
1. âWhat do we call this Van?â
2. âCaravanâ (Take 1)
3. âCaravanâ (Takes 2-3)
4. âCaravanâ (Take 4)
5. âCaravanâ (Takes 5-6)
6. âCaravanâ (Take 7)
7. âCaravanâ (Take 8)
8. âIâve Been Workingâ (Early Version Take 1)
9. âIâve Been Workingâ (Early Version Take 2)
10. âIâve Been Workingâ (Early Version Take 5)
11. âNobody Knows You When Youâre Down And Outâ (Outtake)
12. âI Shall Singâ (Take 1)
13. âI Shall Singâ (Takes 2-3)
14. âI Shall Singâ (Takes 4-6)
15. âI Shall Singâ (Take 7)
16. âI Shall Singâ (Takes 8-12)
17. âI Shall Singâ (Take 13)


Disc Three â All Previously Unreleased
1. âInto The Mysticâ (Take 10)
2. âInto The Mysticâ (Take 11)
3. âInto The Mysticâ (Takes 12-13)
4. âInto The Mysticâ (Takes 14-16)
5. âInto The Mysticâ (Take 17)
6. âBrand New Dayâ (Take 1)
7. âBrand New Dayâ (Take 2)
8. âBrand New Dayâ (Take 3)
9. âBrand New Dayâ (Take 4)
10. âBrand New Dayâ (Takes 5-6)
11. âBrand New Dayâ (Take 7)
12. âGlad Tidings (Take 1)
13. âGlad Tidings (Takes 2-4)
14. âGlad Tidings (Takes 7-8)
15. âGlad Tidings (Take 9)
16. âCaravan Redoâ (Takes 1-2)
17. âCaravan Redoâ (Take 3)




Disc Four â All Previously Unreleased
1. âCome Runningâ (Take 1)
2. âCome Runningâ (Take 2)
3. âCome Runningâ (Takes 3-4)
4. âCome Runningâ (Take 5)
5. âCome Runningâ (âRolling On 4â)
6. âMoondanceâ (Take 21)
7. âMoondanceâ (Take 22)
8. âGlad Tidingsâ (Alt. Version)
9. âThese Dreams Of Youâ (Alt Version)
10. âCrazy Loveâ (Remix)
11. âGlad Tidingsâ (Remix 1)
12. âGlad Tidingsâ (Remix 2)
13. âGlad Tidingsâ (Remix 3)
14. âCaravanâ (Remix)
15. âThese Dreams Of Youâ (Remix)

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


MOONDANCE: EXPANDED EDITION
Track Listing

Disc One â Original Album Remastered

Disc Two â All Previously Unreleased
1. âCaravanâ (Take 4)
2. âNobody Knows You When Youâre Down And Outâ (Outtake)
3. âInto The Mysticâ (Take 11)
4. âBrand New Dayâ (Take 3)
5. âGlad Tidingsâ (Alt. Version)
6. âCome Runningâ(Take 2)
7. âCrazy Loveâ (Mono Mix)
8. âThese Dreams Of Youâ (Alt. Version)
9. âMoondanceâ (Take 22)
10. âI Shall Singâ (Take 7)
11. âIâve Been Workingâ (Early Version, Take 5)