Still on Top: The Greatest Hits

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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 ...
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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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/9/2008
  • Label: Polydor / Umgd
  • UPC: 600753111963
  • Catalog Number: 001179702
  • Sales rank: 10,901

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Gloria - Them (2:39)
  2. 2 Here Comes the Night - Them (2:45)
  3. 3 Brown Eyed Girl (3:03)
  4. 4 Moondance (4:32)
  5. 5 Crazy Love (2:36)
  6. 6 Domino (3:09)
  7. 7 Wild Night (3:32)
  8. 8 Jackie Wilson Said (I'm in Heaven When You Smile) (2:59)
  9. 9 Warm Love (3:23)
  10. 10 Wavelength (5:18)
  11. 11 Bright Side of the Road (3:45)
  12. 12 Dweller on the Threshold (3:39)
  13. 13 Tore Down a La Rimbaud (4:07)
  14. 14 In the Garden (5:46)
  15. 15 Someone Like You (4:05)
  16. 16 Have I Told You Lately (4:20)
  17. 17 Real Real Gone (3:40)
  18. 18 Days Like This (3:12)
  19. 19 The Healing Game (4:24)
  20. 20 Precious Time (3:45)
  21. 21 Stranded (4:47)
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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
Tim Young Mastering
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Still a Star!

    With his blend of smooth rock and rhythm and blues, Van Morrison is still a star!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Van Morison ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    This is one of my favorite albums of Van Morison. It ROCKS!!! Go buy it now!!!!

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