Album Details

RELEASE
LABEL
Verve
GENRES
Pop/Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Folk-Rock, Singer/Songwriter, Adult Contemporary, Psychedelic, Soul, Blue-Eyed Soul, Jazz-Rock

Album Review

Although he has made his name in pop music, singer Van Morrison has long enjoyed jazz, particularly the singing and lyrics of Mose Allison (for whom he had previously organized a recorded tribute). This particular release finds Morrison teaming up with singer Georgie Fame (who also plays organ) and a top-notch group of mostly British jazzmen (tenorman Pee Wee Ellis is a ringer). The music is mostly blues- and jazz-oriented, with the highlights including "The New Symphony Sid," "Early in the Morning," "Sack O' Woe," "Centerpiece," a couple of Mose's better songs, and Morrison's hit "Moondance." A good introduction to Morrison's singing talents for jazz listeners not familiar with him, and a generally successful effort.
Scott Yanow, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. I Will Be There
  2. The New Symphony Sid
  3. Early in the Morning
  4. Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me)
  5. Sack O' Woe
  6. Moondance
  7. Centerpiece
  8. How Long Has This Been Going On?
  9. Your Mind Is on Vacation
  10. All Saint's Day
  11. Blues in the Night
  12. Don't Worry About a Thing
  13. That's Life
  14. Heathrow Shuffle