Van Morrison’s Classic Moondance Expands

July 19, 2013

M_VanMorrisonMoondanceDeluxeEdition630_071713VAN MORRISON FANS will rejoice over a remastered and expanded version of Moondance set for release on September 27.
The deluxe edition – 4 CDs and one Blu-ray (audio) disc – will feature 50 unreleased tracks and studio outtakes.
The original album will be remastered, but as well, there will be three discs of previously unreleased music from the sessions.
The Blu-ray audio disc will present the album in high-resolution 48K 24 bit PCM stereo and DTS-HD master with 5.1 surround sound.
The luxury edition will be linen-wrapped and include a booklet with extensive liner notes.
An 2-CD ‘expanded edition’ will also be released, with a mere 11 previously unreleased tracks, and for the miserly or poor, a single edition remastered disc will also hit the racks… not to mention the digital edition.
The Deluxe Edition unearths multiple, often lengthy, takes from the recording sessions of nearly every track found on the 1970 original, including ‘Glad Tidings’, ‘Brand New Day’ and ‘Come Running’. There are also early takes of ‘I’ve Been Working’, a song that would appear later that year on His Band And Street Choir.
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 500 Greatest Albums of All Time published by Rolling Stone (2003).

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