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Still on Top: The Greatest Hits [Limited Edition Box Set]
     

Still on Top: The Greatest Hits [Limited Edition Box Set]

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by Van Morrison
 

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This three-disc best-of box set expands on the 21-song disc of the same name originally released in 2007. That disc included songs from Van Morrison’s popular early-'70s Warner Bros. catalog and some less well known songs from his Bang sides. By contrast, this comprehensive box includes highlights from the entirety of Morrison’s illustrious career and is sure

Overview

This three-disc best-of box set expands on the 21-song disc of the same name originally released in 2007. That disc included songs from Van Morrison’s popular early-'70s Warner Bros. catalog and some less well known songs from his Bang sides. By contrast, this comprehensive box includes highlights from the entirety of Morrison’s illustrious career and is sure to please both casual and diehard fans.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
There are 21 cuts on this Hip-O collection of Van Morrison's Greatest Hits. The interesting thing is that of these 21 cuts, only about half of them will be recognizable to the casual Van Morrison fan, as they come from his Bang sides and the far more popular Warner Brothers singles of the early '70s. As it should be, although there is one glaring omission: "Tupelo Honey" is absent from the song list. The rest may not have been greatest hits in America, but they do represent a fine -- if arguable -- selection of the material from the late '70s, '80s, and '90s. "Dweller on the Threshold" is here (though it sounds like an alternate take!) There is a bona fide alternate take of "The Healing Game" that sounds more like a well-executed demo and has plenty of Celtic soul. "Someone Like You" is here, as is "Wavelength," and some tunes that deserved far better than they got: "Tore Down à la Rimbaud," "Real Real Gone," "Bright Side of the Road," "Days Like This," and "Stranded." The early tunes are immediately recognizable, from "Brown Eyed Girl," "Gloria," "Here Comes the Night," "Domino," "Moondance," "Wild Night," and "Jackie Wilson Said (I'm In Heaven)." In sum, as far as the many repackaged greatest hits, this is one of the better ones as it is cross-licensed and contains a true evolutionary portrait of the artist on a journey that certainly winds and turns back on itself even as it moves forward. This is a good one with fine sound. [Polydor's 2008 Limited Edition box set included 20 bonus tracks across a three-CD package.]

Product Details

Release Date:
03/04/2008
Label:
Polydor / Umgd
UPC:
0602517499676
catalogNumber:
001056702

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Van Morrison   Primary Artist
Arthur Greenslade   Musical Direction

Technical Credits

Mark Isham   Horn Arrangements
Robbie Robertson   Producer
Brooks Arthur   Engineer
Pee Wee Ellis   Horn Arrangements
Bert Berns   Composer,Producer
Mick Glossop   Engineer
Leo Green   Horn Arrangements
Jeff Labes   String Arrangements,Woodwind Arrangement
Richard Manwaring   Engineer
Brian Masterson   Engineer
Lewis Merenstein   Executive Producer
Van Morrison   Composer,Producer
Hugh Murphy   Composer
Walter Samuel   Engineer
Jim Stern   Engineer
Ted Templeman   Producer
Fiachra Trench   Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
Stuart Bruce   Engineer
Dick Rowe   Producer
Enda Walsh   Engineer
Alastair McMillan   Engineer
Matt Holland   Horn Arrangements
Barry McIheney   Liner Notes

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Still on Top: The Greatest Hits 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
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lizzeee More than 1 year ago
With his blend of smooth rock and rhythm and blues, Van Morrison is still a star!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of my favorite albums of Van Morison. It ROCKS!!! Go buy it now!!!!
6969EL More than 1 year ago
just like a greatest hits lp
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