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

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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 to please both casual and diehard fans.
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble
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.
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.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/4/2008
  • Label: Polydor / Umgd
  • UPC: 602517499676
  • Catalog Number: 001056702
  • Sales rank: 2,090

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
Tim Young Mastering
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    awesome

    just like a greatest hits lp

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