Album review: Van Morrison, Moondance Deluxe Edition (Warner Bros)

 

Though already condemned by Van himself, there's much to appreciate about this 4-CD expanded edition of one of the greatest albums ever recorded. It's fascinating to follow the development of a track such as "Caravan" across half a dozen takes; and the previously unreleased "I Shall Sing" is a delight, like discovering a delicious new centre in your favourite box of chocolates. But what should be particularly gratifying for the singer is that throughout, he's clearly made the best choices for each and every song.

Download: Crazy Love; Caravan; Into The Mystic; Brand new Day; I Shall Sing

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