CD Still on Top: The Greatest Hits [Limited Edition Box Set] [Digipak] [Limited] (CD 1145147),
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Still on Top: The Greatest Hits [Limited Edition Box Set] [Digipak] [Limited]

  • 0. DISC 1:
    1. Jackie Wilson Said (I'm in Heaven When You Smile)
    2. Dweller on the Threshold
    3. Whenever God Shines His Light
    4. Moondance
    5. Bright Side of the Road
    6. Brown Eyed Girl
    7. Wavelength
    8. Crazy Love
    9. Someone Like You
    10. When Will I Ever Learn to Live in God?
    11. Tore Down la Rimbaud
    12. Wild Night
    13. Gloria
    14. Real Real Gone
    15. Into the Mystic
    16. In the Garden
    17. Saint Dominic's Preview
    18. Stranded
    0. DISC 2:
    1. Precious Time
    2. Domino
    3. Here Comes the Night
    4. Little Village
    5. And It Stoned Me
    6. Days Like This
    7. Have I Told You Lately
    8. Cleaning Windows
    9. Baby Please Don't Go
    10. Back on Top
    11. Vanlose Stairway
    12. Celtic New Year
    13. Irish Heartbeat
    14. Healing Game, The - (alternate take)
    15. Full Force Gale
    16. Warm Love
    17. Did Ye Get Healed?
    18. Tupelo Honey
    19. Wonderful Remark
    0. DISC 3:
    1. Hey Mr. DJ
    2. In the Forest
    3. Queen of the Slipstream
    4. Rave on John Donne
    5. Hymns to the Silence
    6. Crazy Jane on God
    7. Rough God Goes Riding
    8. Steal My Heart Away
    9. One Irish Rover
    10. Listen to the Lion
    11. Streets of Arklow
    12. Beauty of the Days Gone By, The
    13. Take It Where You Find It
    14. Coney Island
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 1749967

  • Credits
    ProducerDick Rowe; Robbie Robertson; Ted Templeman; Van Morrison; Bert Berns
    EngineerEnda Walsh; Jim Stern; Alastair McMillan; Mick Glossop; Richard Manwaring; Stuart Bruce; Walter Samuel; Brian Masterson; Brooks Arthur

    Audio Mixers: Jim Stern; Alastair McMillan; Mick Glossop; Walter Samuel; Brian Masterson.
    Liner Note Author: Barry McIheney.
    There are 21 cuts on this Hip-O collection of Van Morrison's Greatest Hits. The interesting thing is that of these 21 cuts, only about half of them will be recognizable to the casual Van Morrison fan, as they come from his Bang sides and the far more popular Warner Brothers singles of the early '70s. As it should be, although there is one glaring omission: "Tupelo Honey" is absent from the song list. The rest may not have been greatest hits in America, but they do represent a fine -- if arguable -- selection of the material from the late '70s, '80s, and '90s. "Dweller on the Threshold" is here (though it sounds like an alternate take!) There is a bona fide alternate take of "The Healing Game" that sounds more like a well-executed demo and has plenty of Celtic soul. "Someone Like You" is here, as is "Wavelength," and some tunes that deserved far better than they got: "Tore Down la Rimbaud," "Real Real Gone," "Bright Side of the Road," "Days Like This," and "Stranded." The early tunes are immediately recognizable, from "Brown Eyed Girl," "Gloria," "Here Comes the Night," "Domino," "Moondance," "Wild Night," and "Jackie Wilson Said (I'm In Heaven)." In sum, as far as the many repackaged greatest hits, this is one of the better ones as it is cross-licensed and contains a true evolutionary portrait of the artist on a journey that certainly winds and turns back on itself even as it moves forward. This is a good one with fine sound. [Polydor's 2008 Limited Edition box set included 20 bonus tracks across a three-CD package.] ~ Thom Jurek

  • Critic Reviews
    Dirty Linen (p.82) - "Tracing the Celtic soul rocker from his beginnings as top dog among the Jagger/Davies shouters of the time with the seminal group Them to his place as top headman to bong smokers and onto becoming the best blue-eyed soul singer to ever come out of Ireland is quite a journey in and of itself."
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