Van Morrison to reissue The Healing Game with 24 unreleased tracks

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Van Morrison will reissue his 1997 album The Healing Game through Exile/Legacy Recordings on March 22.

The 3xCD deluxe edition includes a disc of rare and unreleased tracks from the period, including collaborations with Carl Perkins, John Lee Hooker and Lonnie Donegan.

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The third CD features a Van Morrison live set recorded in Montreux on July 17, 1997. Peruse the full tracklisting for The Healing Game (Deluxe Edition) below:

Disc 1 – The Original Album… Plus
1. Rough God Goes Riding
2. Fire in the Belly
3. This Weight
4. Waiting Game
5. Piper at the Gates of Dawn
6. Burning Ground
7. It Once Was My Life
8. Sometimes We Cry
9. If You Love Me
10. The Healing Game
Bonus tracks
11. Look What the Good People Done
12. At the End of the Day
13. The Healing Game (single version)
14. Full Force Gale ’96 (single version)
15. St. Dominic’s Preview

Disc 2 – Sessions & Collaborations
1. The Healing Game (alternate version) (previously unissued)
2. Fire in the Belly (alternate version) (previously unissued)
3. Didn’t He Ramble (previously unissued)
4. The Healing Game (jazz version) (previously unissued)
5. Sometimes We Cry (full length version) (previously unissued)
6. Mule Skinner Blues
7. A Kiss to Build a Dream On (previously unissued)
8. Don’t Look Back – John Lee Hooker
9. The Healing Game – John Lee Hooker
10. Boppin’ the Blues – Carl Perkins & Van Morrison (previously unissued)
11. Matchbox – Carl Perkins & Van Morrison (previously unissued)
12. Sittin’ on Top of the World – Carl Perkins & Van Morrison (arranged by Van Morrison)
13. My Angel – Carl Perkins & Van Morrison (previously unissued)
14. All By Myself – Carl Perkins & Van Morrison (previously unissued)
15. Mule Skinner Blues – Lonnie Donegan & Van Morrison

Disc 3 – Live at Montreux, July 17, 1997
(all tracks previously unreleased)
1. Rough God Goes Riding
2. Foreign Window
3. Tore Down A La Rimbaud
4. Vanlose Stairway/Trans-Euro Train
5. Fool For You
6. Sometimes We Cry
7. It Once Was My Life
8. I’m Not Feeling It Anymore
9. This Weight
10. Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me)
11. Fire in the Belly
12. Tupelo Honey/Why Must I Always Explain
13. The Healing Game
14. See Me Through/Soldier of Fortune/Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)/Burning Ground

As well as the 3xCD deluxe edition, The Healing Game will also be reissued as a single LP, minus the bonus tracks. Pre-order both formats here.

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