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Moondance (1970)

Van Morrison
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Rhythm and blues, Country rock, Blue-eyed soul, Folk rock, Jazz

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Moondance is the third solo album by Northern Irish singer-songwriter Van Morrison. It was released on Warner Bros. Records on 28 February 1970 (see 1970 in music) and peaked at #29 on Billboard's Pop Albums chart.
The album's musical style blends R&B, folk rock, country rock, and also jazz (most obviously on the title track).
The single released was "Come Running" with "Crazy Love" as the B-side, which peaked at #39 on the Pop Singles chart. "Crazy Love" was only released as a single in the Netherlands and did not chart. "Moondance", as a single was not released until 1977 and peaked at #92.
Moondance was critically acclaimed when first released and established Morrison as a major artist. The songs on the album quickly became staples of FM radio. It has proven to be Morrison's most famous album, often appearing on many lists of best albums of all time. Among other awards, it was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999. In 2003, it was ranked #65 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of "The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time".
After recording Astral Weeks in New York City, Morrison moved with his wife to a home on a mountain top in upstate New York near the village of Woodstock.

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Tracks

4:32 Moondance
5:02 Caravan
3:30 Into the Mystic
2:32 Come Running
3:53 These Dreams of You
5:10 Brand New Day
3:34 Everyone
3:42 Glad Tidings
2:41 Crazy Love
4:33 And It Stoned Me
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For the follow-up to the legendary Astral Weeks, Van changed direction, and not for the last time. Upon its release, Rolling Stone called Moondance 'an album of musical invention and lyrical confidence'.