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Exclusive! Hear previously unreleased version of Van Morrison's "Into The Mystic"

Exclusive! Hear previously unreleased version of Van Morrison's "Into The Mystic"

A deluxe edition of Van Morrison's Moondance album is due for release through Warner Bros. Records on October 21.

The Moondance reissue features a newly remastered and expanded version of the album, as well as 50 unreleased tracks including studio outtakes and multiple takes and a final mix of an unheard track, “I Shall Sing”.

We're delighted to preview below a previously unreleased outtake of "Into The Mystic".

The Moondance reissue will be released in a number of different formats. A 4 CD/1 Blu-ray Deluxe Edition will feature a newly remastered version of the original album, three discs of previously unreleased music from the sessions, and a Blu-ray Audio disc with high-resolution 48K 24 bit PCM stereo and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround sound audio of original album. It will be presented in a linen-wrapped folio and includes a booklet with liner notes from Alan Light and original engineer Elliot Scheiner.

A 2CD Expanded Edition set that features the newly remastered version of the original album and 11 previously unreleased tracks drawn from highlights from the Deluxe Edition.

A Standard Edition of the newly remastered version of the original album.

The reissues can be pre-ordered here.

The full track listing for Moondance Deluxe Edition is:

Disc One – Original Album Remastered
1 “And It Stoned Me”
2 “Moondance”
3 “Crazy Love”
4 “Caravan”
5 “Into The Mystic”
6 “Come Running”
7 “These Dreams Of You”
8 “Brand New Day”
9 “Everyone”
10 “Glad Tidings”

Disc Two – All Previously Unreleased
1. “What do we call this Van?”
2. “Caravan” (Take 1)
3. “Caravan” (Takes 2-3)
4. “Caravan” (Take 4)
5. “Caravan” (Takes 5-6)
6. “Caravan” (Take 7)
7. “Caravan” (Take 8)
8. “I’ve Been Working” (Early Version Take 1)
9. “I’ve Been Working” (Early Version Take 2)
10. “I’ve Been Working” (Early Version Take 5)
11. “Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out” (Outtake)
12. “I Shall Sing” (Take 1)
13. “I Shall Sing” (Takes 2-3)
14. “I Shall Sing” (Takes 4-6)
15. “I Shall Sing” (Take 7)
16. “I Shall Sing” (Takes 8-12)
17. “I Shall Sing” (Take 13)

Disc Three – All Previously Unreleased
1. “Into The Mystic” (Take 10)
2. “Into The Mystic” (Take 11)
3. “Into The Mystic” (Takes 12-13)
4. “Into The Mystic” (Takes 14-16)
5. “Into The Mystic” (Take 17)
6. “Brand New Day” (Take 1)
7. “Brand New Day” (Take 2)
8. “Brand New Day” (Take 3)
9. “Brand New Day” (Take 4)
10. “Brand New Day” (Takes 5-6)
11. “Brand New Day” (Take 7)
12. “Glad Tidings (Take 1)
13. “Glad Tidings (Takes 2-4)
14. “Glad Tidings (Takes 7-8)
15. “Glad Tidings (Take 9)
16. “Caravan Redo” (Takes 1-2)
17. “Caravan Redo” (Take 3)

Disc Four – All Previously Unreleased
1. “Come Running” (Take 1)
2. “Come Running” (Take 2)
3. “Come Running” (Takes 3-4)
4. “Come Running” (Take 5)
5. “Come Running” (“Rolling On 4”)
6. “Moondance” (Take 21)
7. “Moondance” (Take 22)
8. “Glad Tidings” (Alt. Version)
9. “These Dreams Of You” (Alt Version)
10. “Crazy Love” (Remix)
11. “Glad Tidings” (Remix 1)
12. “Glad Tidings” (Remix 2)
13. “Glad Tidings” (Remix 3)
14. “Caravan” (Remix)
15. “These Dreams Of You” (Remix)
16. “I Shall Sing” (Mix)

Disc Five
Blu-Ray Audio disc with high-resolution 48K 24 bit PCM stereo and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround sound audio of original album (no video)

The track listing for Moodance Expanded Edition is:

Disc One
Original Album Remastered

Disc Two – All Previously Unreleased
1. “Caravan” (Take 4)
2. “Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out” (Outtake)
3. “Into The Mystic” (Take 11)
4. “Brand New Day” (Take 3)
5. “Glad Tidings” (Alt. Version)
6. “Come Running”(Take 2)
7. “Crazy Love” (Mono Mix)
8. “These Dreams Of You” (Alt. Version)
9. “Moondance” (Take 22)
10. “I Shall Sing” (Take 7)
11. “I’ve Been Working” (Early Version, Take 5)

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