Saint Dominic's Preview

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All Music Guide - Jason Ankeny
While less thematically and sonically cohesive than Van Morrison's prior albums, Saint Dominic's Preview nonetheless hangs together on the strength of its songs, an intriguingly diverse collection which draws together the disparate threads of the singer's recent work into one sterling package. The opener, "Jackie Wilson Said I'm in Heaven When You Smile," is pure R&B jubilation, while the title cut, although essentially a rewrite of "Tupelo Honey," is stunning gospel-pop; both "Listen to the Lion" and "Almost Independence Day," meanwhile, mark a return to the epic mystical explorations of Morrison's earlier work and offer a pair of ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Ankeny
While less thematically and sonically cohesive than Van Morrison's prior albums, Saint Dominic's Preview nonetheless hangs together on the strength of its songs, an intriguingly diverse collection which draws together the disparate threads of the singer's recent work into one sterling package. The opener, "Jackie Wilson Said I'm in Heaven When You Smile," is pure R&B jubilation, while the title cut, although essentially a rewrite of "Tupelo Honey," is stunning gospel-pop; both "Listen to the Lion" and "Almost Independence Day," meanwhile, mark a return to the epic mystical explorations of Morrison's earlier work and offer a pair of his most primal performances.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/19/2008
  • Label: Universal Japan
  • EAN: 4988005535962
  • Catalog Number: 93806

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Van Morrison Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Keyboards, Saxophone, Vocals, Background Vocals, 12-string Guitar
Ron Elliott Guitar
Ronnie Montrose Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals
Jules Broussard Saxophone
Janet Planet Background Vocals
Connie Kay Drums
Lee Charlton Drums
Bill Church Bass
Rolf Houston Saxophone, Background Vocals
Mark T. Jordan Piano
Bernie Krause Synthesizer, Moog Synthesizer
John McFee Steel Guitar
Doug Messenger Guitar, 12-string Guitar
Mark Naftalin Organ, Piano, Moog Synthesizer
Pat O'Hara Trombone, Horn
Tom Salisbury Organ, Piano, Keyboards
Ellen Schroer Vocals, Background Vocals
Jack Schroer Piano, Saxophone
Rick Shlosser Drums
Mark Springer Vocals, Background Vocals
Leroy Vinnegar Bass
Gary Mallaber Percussion, Drums, Vibes
Mark Jordan Piano
Janet Planet Vocals, Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Steve Brandon Engineer
David Brown Engineer
Jim Gaines Engineer
Rolf Houston Contributor
Donn Landee Engineer
Doug Messenger Arranger
Van Morrison Composer, Producer, Audio Production
Tom Salisbury Arranger
Walter Samuel Remastering
Bob Shumaker Engineer
Ted Templeman Producer, Audio Production
Tim Young Remastering
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Under-appreciated Masterpiece

    This is by far one of my favorite albums by Van, and in my opinion, one of the most underrated. A distinct combination of the lyrical stream-of-consciousness of ''Astral Weeks'' and the jazz/soul/pop of ''Moondance'' and ''His Band and Street Choir'', this album offers a combination of the best of these earlier offerings. Tracks like ''Listen to the Lion'', ''Almost Independence Day'' and the title track invoke that same introspective spirit as ''Astral Weeks'', while ''Redwood Tree'', though introspective, and ''Jackie Wilson Said'' are more fun and can get your body-moving. This is a masterpiece of these varying styles and one of the best albums of Van's, as well as the early '70s. Worth the price and then some.

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