Caledonia Soul Music (High Quality)


Caledonia Soul Music at its proper length/speed.

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Caledonia Soul Music at its proper length/speed.

We bring this article forward today from 2019 to February 02, 2021 (ground-hog day) Van’s Caledonia Soul Music, thanks to our friends at Vizieroframbling-for this super HD quality version. Listen all the way through on your best AirPods, headphones, or speakers. This track is the best example of vanTransdencent you can find. Let it flow like sweet healing water over your soul. Do you feel the gentle current flowing through your mindstream? Let it be like honey that sweetens the edges and crannies. Remove your negative nancies. No more worries in the Van that is moving over and through.

Paul Langan

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Van Morrison – And the Healing Has Begun (Official Audio)


Lyrics: And we’ll walk down the avenue again And we’ll sing all the songs from way back when And we’ll walk down the avenue again and the healing has begun And we’ll walk down the avenue in style And we’ll walk down the avenue and we’ll smile And we’ll say baby ain’t it all worthwhile When the healing has begun I want you to put on your pretty summer dress You can wear your Easter bonnet and all the rest And I wanna make love to you yes, yes, yes When the healing has begun When you hear the music ringin’ in your soul And you feel it in your heart and it grows and grows And it comes from the backstreet rock & roll and the healing has begun That is where It comes from I want you to put on your pretty summer dress You can wear your Easter bonnet and all the rest And I wanna make love to you yes, yes, yes And the healing has begun We’re gonna make music underneath the stars We’re gonna play to the violin and the two guitars We’re gonna sit there and play for hours and hours when the healing has begun (Spoken:) Wait a minute, listen, listen I didn’t know you stayed up so late I just got home from a gig and I saw You standing on the street Just let me move on up to this window-sill a lot yeah I got some sherry You want a drop of port Let’s move behind this door here Let’s move on up behind this letter-box behind this door Let’s go in your front room Let’s play this Muddy Waters record you got there If you just open up a little bit And let me ease on in this backstreet jellyroll We’re gonna stay out all night long And then we’re gonna go out and roam across the field Baby you know how I feel when the healing has begun When the healing, when the healing We’re gonna stay out all night long We’re gonna dance to the rock & roll When the healing when the healing has begun Baby just let me ease on a little bit, dig this backstreet jellyroll

And The Healing Has Begun


Into The Music

Van Morrison

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Van Morrison – You’re My Woman


Van Morrison, ‘Tupelo Honey’ (1971) 5. You’re My Woman

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Van Morrison Tupelo Honey

Janet “Planet” Morrison was Van Morrison’s wife and muse. During their tumultuous marriage, Van released some of his most memorable albums including Astral Weeks, Moondance, Tupelo Honey, His Band & the Street Choir. She is featured on the cover of Morrison’s album Tupelo Honey, astride a white stallion, wearing a long flowered dress. (The doe-eyed beauty…)

Tupelo Honey is the fifth studio album by Northern Irish singer-songwriter Van Morrison. It was released in October 1971 by Warner Bros. Records. Morrison had written all of the songs on the album in Woodstock, New York, before his move to Marin County, California, except for “You’re My Woman,” which he wrote during the recording sessions. Recording began at the beginning of the second quarter of 1971 at Wally Heider Studios in San Francisco. Morrison moved to the Columbia Studios in May 1971 to complete the album.

The namesake for the album and its title track is a varietal honey from the tupelo tree flowers found in the Southeastern United States. The album features various musical genres, most prominently country, but also R&B, soul, folk-rock, and blue-eyed soul. The lyrics echo the domestic bliss portrayed on the album cover; they largely describe and celebrate the rural surroundings of Woodstock and Morrison’s family life with then-wife Janet “Planet” Rigsbee.



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Astral Weeks (2015 Remaster)

Engineer: Brooks Arthur
Drums: Connie Kay
Guitar: Jay Berliner
Flute: John Payne
Remastering Engineer: Kevin Gray
String Arranger: Larry Fallon
Conductor: Larry Fallon
Producer: Lewis Merenstein
Double Bass: Richard Davis
Acoustic Guitar: Van Morrison
Vocals: Van Morrison
Percussion, Vibraphone: Warren Smith Jr.
Writer: Van Morrison
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Astral Weeks (2015 Remaster) · Van Morrison

Astral Weeks (Expanded Edition)

℗ 1969 Warner Records Inc. Remastered 2015 Rhino Entertainment Company

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Van Morrison – On Hyndford Street (Live from Cyprus Avenue, Belfast)


Cypress Avenue
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Van Morrison – On Hyndford Street (Live from Cyprus Avenue, Belfast)

On 31st August 2015, to celebrate his 70th birthday Van played a live gig on Cyprus Avenue in his native Belfast, Northern Ireland as part of the Eastside Arts Festival.
The middle-class suburban Cyprus Avenue was made famous in his song of the same name on the Astral Weeks album.
Van was born in a small house in the working-class Hyndford Street, just a few blocks away from the Avenue.

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CR’s Take

Score 77
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Van Morrison – Whenever God Shines His Light

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Van Morrison – Listen to the Lion (full version)

Van Morrison – Listen to the Lion

Van Morrison – “Listen to the Lion”, taken from his sixth solo album Saint Dominic’s Preview (July 1972 Warner Bros). “Listen to the Lion” was first recorded during the sessions for Morrison’s third solo album Moondance in 1969 but not used. The longer eleven-minute version that is featured on the Saint Dominic’s Preview album was recorded during the 1971 sessions at the Columbia Studios in San Francisco and intended for the album Tupelo Honey.

I find “Listen to the Lion” uplifting, and heartbreaking at the same time. Van confronts all his dreams, all his doubts, and all of the tangled web of the Celtic diaspora and mysticism and emerges triumphant. It’s almost a hymn. I like to hear a CS Lewis Lion (Aslan) in this song. This song is one of the defining tracks of Morrison’s career, comparing it with works such as “The Garden”, “Into the Mystic”, and “You Don’t Pull No Punches, But You Don’t Push the River”.

Photographs: Dorothea Lange and Russell Lee

Van Morrison — vocals, guitar,backing vocals
Ronnie Montrose — guitar, backing vocals
Mark Jordan — piano
Bill Church — bass
Connie Kay — drums
Garry Mallaber — percussion, vibraphone
“Boots” Rolf Houston — backing vocals

And all my love come down
All my love come tumblin’ down
All my love come tumblin’ down
All my love come tumblin’ down
Oh, listen listen
To the lion
Oh, listen listen listen
To the lion…
Inside of me
Oh, oh, oh

And I shall search my soul
I shall search my very soul
And I shall search my very soul
I shall search my very so-o-oul

For the lion
For the lion
For the lion
For the lion…
Inside of me
Oh, oh, yeah

And all my tears have flown
All my tears like water flown
And all my tears like water flown
All my tears like-a water flown

For the lion
For the lion
For the lion
For the lion…
Inside of me

Listen to the lion [14 times]

And we sailed, and we sailed…
And we sailed, and we sailed…
And we sailed, and we sailed…
… sailed to Caledonia

And we sailed, and we sailed,
And we sailed, and we sailed, and we sailed…
Away from Denmark
Way up to Caledonia
Away from Denmark
Way up to Caledonia

And we sailed, and we sailed, and we sailed…
All around the World
And we sailed…, and we sailed…, and we sailed…
Looking for a brand new start

And we sailed…
And we sailed, and we sailed…
All around the World
… a brand new start

Looking for a brand new start
Looking for a brand new start
Looking for a brand new start

And we sailed, and we sailed, and we sailed…
And we sailed…
Away from the Golden Gate
Way up to the New York City

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Listen to the Lion
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Listen to the Lion

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Listen to the Lion · Van Morrison

Saint Dominic’s Preview

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Released on: 1972-07-01

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Mixing Engineer: Donn Landee

Into the Mystic (scat version)


Kevin Rowland

Van Morrison – Dark Night Of The Soul (Audio)

New Music from Van the man. A surprise to all his fans, Van is back to his soulful roots-which is the conventional interpretation. My thoughts are that he never left his soulful roots behind. A musician of his talent puts the fullness of his creation into all that he does.




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Van Morrison – Interview – 7/29/1974 – Orphanage, San Francisco, CA (OFFICIAL)

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Transcendent Music from Van


This August 2018 article is coming up today as the result of a Youtube recommendation.   This Edinburgh crime author, Ian Rankin’s interview of Van is the best I have watched, most likely due to the common Belfast connection and mutual Artistic respect of Mr. Rankin and Van Morrison.   Anyone who has followed the old curmudgeon interviews over the course of Van’s career witness how low he regards talking about his artistry and process.   Van is better enjoyed for his music than his treatment of the music press.   The music industry, including the music press,  for Artists like Van, doesn’t hold much in the way of positive regard.   Truth be told, many of us enjoy his ill-mannered ways.    Watch the interview below and you will either be unpleasantly or pleasantly surprised by his respectful and outright friendly demeanor towards interviewer Ian Rankin.

  1. a bad-tempered person, especially an old one.

Van Morrison – Keep Me Singing (EPK)

We all have songs that bring us to a higher place than lust, passion or garden variety heart longing.  Recently I opened up a box of CDs, in storage for the last 3 years, including Van “Tupelo Honey”.   If you enjoy Van’s music, meaning you have a heart and decent hearing, there are seminal recordings with transcendent tracks like this one, “You’re my woman”,  from Tupelo Honey.
I recall this song from prior listenings yet it did not have quite the same affect in my early 20’s as it just did today, post age 50, with a few extra years of life experience under my belt.  “You’re my woman” has been a feature on more than a few first dances at wedding receptions since its release.  Listen with beginner’s ear even if you listened to this track 100,005 times before.

Today I truly heard, “and all our friends came thru..” with clarity.

Transcendent? A resounding YES for me. No song better captures “pure”  heart love than this one. Let me know what you think in the comments below this post.  How about the alchemy of musical genres in one composition (folk, r&b, jazz, gospel) alone?  For the uninitiated few, heretofore not introduced to the early works of Van, look next to Astral Weeks, then Into the Mystic.  Cds are available for purchase in this post.  Astral Weeks is a graduate course in musical transcendence and it was recorded back in 1969.

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