Still on Top: The Greatest Hits

Still on Top: The Greatest Hits

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by Van Morrison
     
 

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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

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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.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/06/2007
Label:
Hip-O Records
UPC:
0602517477933
catalogNumber:
001007002

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Van Morrison   Primary Artist
Them   Track Performer
Arthur Greenslade   Musical Direction

Technical Credits

Mark Isham   Horn Arrangements
Brooks Arthur   Engineer
Pee Wee Ellis   Horn Arrangements
Bert Berns   Composer,Producer
Mick Glossop   Engineer
Lewis Merenstein   Executive Producer
Van Morrison   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Hugh Murphy   Composer
Walter Samuel   Engineer
Jim Stern   Engineer
Ted Templeman   Producer
Fiachra Trench   Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
Dick Rowe   Producer
Enda Walsh   Engineer
Alastair McMillan   Engineer
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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This is one of my favorite albums of Van Morison. It ROCKS!!! Go buy it now!!!!
lizzeee More than 1 year ago
With his blend of smooth rock and rhythm and blues, Van Morrison is still a star!
6969EL More than 1 year ago
just like a greatest hits lp
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