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Avalon Sunset [Bonus Tracks]

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Van Morrison scored one of his biggest commercial successes with Avalon Sunset, a record highlighted by the gorgeous "Have I Told You Lately," one of his most heartfelt love songs and a major radio hit which helped introduce his music to a new generation of listeners. Not a consistently strong LP, Avalon Sunset is nevertheless the work of a master craftsman, its lush orchestration and atmospheric production casting an irresistibly elegant spell; a deeply spiritual record, it also includes the standout opener "Whenever God Shines His Light," a collaboration with Cliff Richard. [This marks the second reissue for Avalon Sunset. It was remastered in the earlier part of the decade, in the U.K.., and sold in the United ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide
Van Morrison scored one of his biggest commercial successes with Avalon Sunset, a record highlighted by the gorgeous "Have I Told You Lately," one of his most heartfelt love songs and a major radio hit which helped introduce his music to a new generation of listeners. Not a consistently strong LP, Avalon Sunset is nevertheless the work of a master craftsman, its lush orchestration and atmospheric production casting an irresistibly elegant spell; a deeply spiritual record, it also includes the standout opener "Whenever God Shines His Light," a collaboration with Cliff Richard. [This marks the second reissue for Avalon Sunset. It was remastered in the earlier part of the decade, in the U.K.., and sold in the United States as a straight catalog item. Morrison fans will have to decide whether the addition of an alternate take of "Wherever God Shines His Light," and Morrison's reading of "When the Saints Go Marching In" are worth their hard-earned dollars.] ~ Jason Ankeny and Thom Jurek
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/29/2008
  • Label: Polydor / Umgd
  • UPC: 600753054499
  • Catalog Number: 001064002

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Van Morrison Primary Artist, Guitar, Saxophone, Vocals, Lead
Georgie Fame Hammond Organ, Guest Appearance
Cliff Richard Vocals, Guest Appearance
Henry Lowther Trumpet
Clive Culbertson Bass
Stan Sulzmann Alto Saxophone
Alan Barnes Baritone Saxophone
Neil Drinkwater Synthesizer, Piano, Accordion
Dave Early Percussion, Drums
Cliff Hardie Trombone
Carol Kenyon Background Vocals
Katie Kissoon Background Vocals
Arty McGlynn Guitar
Steve Pearce Bass
Roy Jones Percussion, Drums
Technical Credits
Mick Glossop Engineer
Van Morrison Arranger, Composer
Fiachra Trench String Arrangements, Brass Arrangment
Gavyn Wright String Section Leader
Michael J. McDonagh Concept
Traditional Composer
John Minihan Concept
Ivan Morrison Audio Production
Tim Young Remastering
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