Tupelo Honey [Bonus Tracks]

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide
Tupelo Honey is typical of Van Morrison's early-'70s work in both sound and structure; after dispensing with the requisite hit -- here, the buoyant, R&B-inflected "Wild Night" -- he truly gets down to business, settling into a luminously pastoral drift typified by the nostalgic "Old Old Woodstock." At the heart of the record are a pair of stunning love songs, "You're My Woman" and the hymn-like title cut, one of Morrison's most enduring and transcendent compositions. [As part of a massive remastering and reissue campaign, virtually every major Morrison title (and many minor ones) were reissued, like Tupelo Honey, with a pair of bonus cuts. These include a much longer alternative take of "Wild Night" (where you get...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide
Tupelo Honey is typical of Van Morrison's early-'70s work in both sound and structure; after dispensing with the requisite hit -- here, the buoyant, R&B-inflected "Wild Night" -- he truly gets down to business, settling into a luminously pastoral drift typified by the nostalgic "Old Old Woodstock." At the heart of the record are a pair of stunning love songs, "You're My Woman" and the hymn-like title cut, one of Morrison's most enduring and transcendent compositions. [As part of a massive remastering and reissue campaign, virtually every major Morrison title (and many minor ones) were reissued, like Tupelo Honey, with a pair of bonus cuts. These include a much longer alternative take of "Wild Night" (where you get a lot more Ronnie Montrose guitar and a popping, more elaborate horn chart). The other is, and no, we're not kidding, a raggedy, largely acoustic version of "Down by the Riverside" that feels more like a rehearsal for getting the band warmed up to play than something to actually be released.] ~ Jason Ankeny and Thom Jurek
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/10/2008
  • Label: Universal Japan
  • EAN: 4988005507105
  • Catalog Number: 93433

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Van Morrison Primary Artist, Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals, Background Vocals
Ronnie Montrose Guitar, Mandolin, Background Vocals
Janet Planet Background Vocals
Luis Gasca Trumpet
Connie Kay Drums
Bill Church Bass, Bass Guitar
Stuart "Boots" Houston Flute, Background Vocals
John McFee Steel Guitar
Bruce Royston Flute
Ellen Schroer Background Vocals
Jack Schroer Saxophone
Rick Shlosser Drums
Ted Templeman Organ
Gary Mallaber Percussion, Vibes
Mark Jordan Piano, Electric Piano
Mark Wilson Jordan Piano, Electric Piano
Janet Planet Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Stephen Barncard Engineer
David Brown Engineer
Wally Heider Engineer
Lee Herschberg Remixing
Stuart "Boots" Houston Flute Arrangement
Donn Landee Remixing
Van Morrison Arranger, Composer, Producer, Horn Arrangements, Audio Production
Bruce Royston Flute Arrangement
Jack Schroer Horn Arrangements
Doc Storch Engineer
Ted Templeman Producer, Audio Production
Ed Thrasher Art Direction
Traditional Composer
Kaz Akaiwa Liner Notes
Tim Young Remastering
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    There are a few hits here that were all over the FM stations but there are also some songs here that never made the radio lists which are excellently written explorations of love and life.

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