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This 68 year old Northern Irish Singer Songwriter has explored soul, jazz, blues, rhythm & blues, rock and roll, Celtic folk, pop balladry and more. He has referred to his music as “Caledonia soul,” reflecting his deep immersion in American roots music and Irish mysticism and was a member of the 1960’s group ‘Them’. The man was voted the 42nd Greatest Artist in Rock 'n' Roll by Rolling Stone magazine and is former First Lady, Laura Bush's favourite singer, even though he was invited to sing at President George W. Bush's inauguration, which he declined. He is intensely private and cantankerous and is not given to making public pronouncements. At 64, he faced an allegation that he had become a father again to a baby boy by a woman who was not his wife. He has 500 songs and 41 albums and in 1972 began to develop stage fright. His second and present wife is a former Miss Ireland.

I’m talking about
Van Morrison

Van MorrisonHe was born George Ivan Morrison on 31st August 1945 at 125 Hynford Street, Bloomfield, Belfast, Northern Ireland. His father, George Morrison, was a shipyard electrician, and his mother was Violet Stitt Morrison, a singer and tap dancer in her youth. George Snr was an enthusiastic record collector and during the early 1950’s he had one of the largest record collections in Northern Ireland. As a result Van grew up listening to artists like Jelly Roll Morton, Ray Charles, Lead Belly, and Solomon Burke. His father’s record collection included many different genres of music including the blues of Muddy Waters; the gospel of Mahalia Jackson; the jazz of Charlie Parker; the folk music of Woody Guthrie and country music from Hank Williams and Jimmie Rodgers. The first record he ever bought was by blues musician Sonny Terry. When Lonnie Donegan had a hit with "Rock Island Line", written by Huddie Ledbetter (Lead Belly), Van felt he was able to connect with skiffle music as he was familiar with Lead Belly before that.

Van later said, "If it weren't for guys like Ray and Solomon, I wouldn't be where I am today. Those guys were the inspiration that got me going. If it wasn't for that kind of music, I couldn't do what I'm doing now."

During the ‘50’s, he became known as Van and later in the 50’s became known as ‘Van the Man’ when he turned professional in his late teens.

It all started when his father bought Van his first acoustic guitar, aged 11. He was self taught from a song book, The Carter Family Style. At 12, he formed his first group, The Sputniks and by age 13, they played at local cinemas with Van at the lead. He disbanded The Sputniks and formed Midnight Special when he was 14 and played at a school concert. At that time, he heard Jimmy Giuffre playing saxophone on "The Train and The River" and he asked his father to buy him a saxophone. He took lessons and could now play guitar and sax as well as sing. He joined various bands one of which was Deanie Sands and the Javelins and later changed to The Monarchs.

Van left school at 15 with no qualification. After some failed apprenticeships he started cleaning windows full time while playing part time with the Monarchs, the Harry Mack Showband and the Great Eight.

The Monarchs changed their name to the International Monarchs and started touring when Van was 17. Van played guitar, sax, bass, drums, harmonica and harp. The tours visited Scotland, England and Germany. While in Germany they recorded their first and only single "Boozoo Hully Gully"/"Twingy Baby", under the name Georgie and The Monarchs. It didn’t really go anywhere. Van was offered a part in a movie in Germany as a jazz saxophonist, but it never happened.

When he was 18 the Monarchs disbanded so he joined Georgie Sproule in the Manhattan Showband along with guitarist Herbie Armstrong. When Herbie auditioned to play with Brian Rossi and the Golden Eagles, Van went along and was hired as a blues singer.

At 19 he left the Golden Eagles and saw an ad for musicians to play at a R&B club at the new Maritime Hotel for its opening night. So he formed a new group called Them out of the remnants of The Gamblers. He got the gig and performed at the Maritime on many nights to mixed reviews. As Van said, "’Them’ lived and died on the stage at the Maritime Hotel". This reflected their inability to rouse and audience. Their records performed better. It was in the Maritime thatfirst performed Gloria. Dependent on his mood, the song could last up to 20 minutes long with a selection of instruments.

Van’s fiery, gritty sound was heavily influenced by artists like Howlin' Wolf, Brownie McGhee, Sonny Boy Williamson, and Little Walter. The band quickly developed a local following and in late 1964 they recorded their debut single "Don't Start Crying Now." The follow-up, a brilliant rendition of Big Joe Williams' "Baby Please Don't Go," broke the U.K. Top Ten in early 1965. However, it was not a major hit upon its original release, Van wrote "Gloria" which has turned into a true classic of the rock era, covered by everyone including the Doors, Patti Smith, Jimi Hendrix, Shadows of Knight and others.

In 1964 Decca records signed ‘Them’ into a two year contract and they released two albums and ten singles. They had three chart hits, "Baby, Please Don't Go" (1964), "Here Comes the Night" (1965), and "Mystic Eyes" (1965). As happens on many occasions, it was the b-side of "Baby, Please Don't Go", "Gloria” that went on to become a rock classic.

The albums achieved success in America as well as the UK. Therefore they went on a tour of America in May-June 1966. They played for two weeks at Whiskey a Go Go in LA with The Doors as a supporting act. It was here that Jim Morrison of The Doors recognised the brilliance of Van on stage and got the inspiration for Riders on a Storm. On the final night the two bands and two Morrisons rocked the house by performing on stage together singing Gloria.

At the end of the tour, they had a row with their manager over revenues. Also their work visas were expiring so they went home. In addition, the band had a succession of musicians leaving and joining and after two more Irish concerts; Van left ‘Them’ in 1966.

Them’s producer, Bert Berns (aka B. Russell), was in America and he sent Van an airline ticket and an invitation to New York to record four singles. Van accepted and signed a contract he didn’t read properly. During a recording session on 28-29 March 1967, eight songs were recorded with the intention of having four singles. However, Bert released the album ‘Blowing your Mind’ without Van knowing about it and Van got upset. One of the songs, "Brown Skinned Girl," later changed to “Brown Eyed Girl” (which was the 22nd take on the first day of recording) reached Number 10 in the U.S. in 1967. Van toured America unhappy; because he was he was locked into a contract.

Bert died suddenly in 1967 from a heart attack and that released Van from his contract. Or did it? Bert’s widow, Llene, prevented Van from performing on stage in NY, so he moved to Boston. He developed financial problems and found it difficult to get gigs. However, those that he did get allowed him to show his professionalism and he got a contract with Warner Bros. Records. They bought out his remaining contract with Bang (Bert’s Record label) which said that he had to do 36 original songs within a year. So Van did 31 in one session. Llene didn’t like them and called them ‘nonsense music’, which later became known as revenge songs.

In 1968 (at the age of 23), Van was now free to work on his new album “Astral Weeks”. This album was recorded in two days and on its release it didn’t really generate great acclaim. People could not classify its music genre, however over time; it was recognised as his best work. To this day, it remains in an unclassifiable music genre and has been described variously as hypnotic, meditative, and possessing a unique musical power. It has been compared to French Impressionism and mystical Celtic poetry. A 2004 Rolling Stone magazine review begins with the words: "This is music of such enigmatic beauty that thirty-five years after its release, Astral Weeks still defies easy, admiring description." Barney Hoskins (Melody Maker and NME) said "Astral Weeks is about the power of the human voice, ecstatic agony, agonising ecstasy. Here is an Irish tenor reborn as a White Negro, a Caucasian Soul Man pleading and beseeching over a bed of dreamy folk-jazz instrumentation: acoustic bass, brushed drums, vibes and acoustic guitar, the odd string quartet and of course flute." In the 1995 Mojo list of 100 Best Albums, it was listed as number two and was number 19 on the Rolling Stone magazine's The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time in 2003. In December 2009, it was voted the top Irish album of all time by a poll of leading Irish musicians conducted by Hot Press magazine.

In 1970, Van was working on his third album, Moondance. At this stage he was living in Woodstock, which is in the Catskills, New York. The style of Moondance contrasted that of Astral Weeks. Astral Weeks had a sorrowful and vulnerable tone, Moondance produced a more optimistic and cheerful message to his music. It swapped the jazz-and-strings sound of Astral Weeks for a horn-section R&B bounce that resounded with a smooth tone. Moondance, the song, was not released in the US as a single until 1977 even though it got good radio play. “Come Running” was released as a single in 1970 and reached number 39 in the charts. It was the first Van Morrison album to chart in the Top 100, and it eventually went platinum and became a million seller. Moondance was listed at number 65 on the Rolling Stone magazine's The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. In March 2007, Moondance was listed as number 72 on the NARM Rock and Roll Hall of Fame list of the "Definitive 200"

His next 1970 album, His Band and the Street Choir (Number 32 in 1970) gave two up-tempo R&B Top 40 hits in "Domino" (Number 9 in 1970) and "Blue Money" (Number 23 in 1971). By this time, Van moved to Marin County, California, and married a Janet Planet Rigsbee. They had one daughter, Shana.

After these two albums, the first half of the 1970’s was highly creative for Van. He released Tupelo Honey in 1971, a lovely pastoral meditation on wedded bliss highlighted by the single "Wild Night." In 1972 there was Saint Dominic's Preview when he formed the 11 piece Caledonia Soul Orchestra which featured both on the studio effort Hard Nose the Highway and on the excellent live set its Too Late to Stop Now.

It was around 1972 that he began to develop stage fright. He became anxious on stage and would have difficulty establishing eye contact with the audience. Van once said in an interview about performing on stage, "I dig singing the songs but there are times when it's pretty agonising for me to be out there." After a brief break from music, he started appearing in clubs, regaining his ability to perform live, albeit with smaller audiences.

Taken together, Moondance, Street Choir, Tupelo Honey and St. Dominic's Preview marked an incredibly fertile time in Van Morrison's career. Their collective impact set the stage for all his following records.

He released his next album Hard Nose the Highway in 1973 receiving mixed, but mostly negative, reviews. The album contained the popular song "Warm Love" but otherwise has been largely dismissed critically.

However, in 1973 he not only dissolved the orchestra but also divorced Janet and moved back to Belfast.

The stunning 1974 LP Veedon Fleece showed Van’s emotional turmoil. This record reminded you of Astral Weeks' creative approach, and a disc that some fans believe to be his best.

He then remained silent for three years, reportedly working on a number of aborted projects but releasing nothing until 1977's aptly titled ‘A Period of Transition’. After a decade without taking time off, he said in an interview that he needed to get away from music completely and stopped listening to it for several months. Also suffering from writer's block, Van seriously considered leaving the music business for good.

By 1976, he was living in California again. Late that year he appeared at the Band’s farewell concert and in Martin Scorsese's film of the event, The Last Waltz.

In 1978 he released Wavelength. For this album (Number 28, 1978), he took on concert promoter Bill Graham as manager (they split in 1981). The album sold fairly well.

Van continued to be plagued by chronic stage fright. At a 1979 show at New York's Palladium, he stormed off the stage during the middle of the show without a word and didn't return.

Even though he suffered from stage fright, on 21st July 1990, Van joined many other guests for Roger Waters' massive performance of The Wall – Live in Berlin with an estimated crowd of between 300,000 to 500,000 people and broadcast live on television. He sang "Comfortably Numb" with Roger Waters, and several members from The Band: Levon Helm, Garth Hudson and Rick Danko. At the end of the concert, he and the other performers sang "The Tide Is Turning".

Van performed before an estimated audience of 60,000 to 80,000 people when US President Bill Clinton visited Belfast on 30th November 1995. His song "Days Like This" had become the official anthem for the Northern Irish peace movement.

‘Into the Music’ was released later in 1979. It created a more conventionally spiritual perspective than before, a pattern continued on successive outings for years to come. Albums like 1983's Inarticulate Speech of the Heart, 1985's A Sense of Wonder, and 1986's No Guru, No Method, No Teacher are all largely cut from the same cloth, employing serenely beautiful musical backdrops to explore themes of faith and healing. For 1988's Irish Heartbeat, however, Van teamed with another of Ireland’s musical institutions, the famed Chieftains, for a collection of traditional folk songs.

In 1989, Avalon Sunset brought a commercial rebirth of sorts. While "Whenever God Shines His Light," a duet with Cliff Richard, became Van’s first U.K. Top 20 hit in over two decades, the gorgeous "Have I Told You Lately That I Love You" emerged as something of a contemporary standard. Rod Stewart covered it and it reached the U.S. Top Five in 1993. Further proof of Van’s renewed popularity came in 1990 when he released Mercury's best-of package. Far and away the best-selling album of his career, it introduced the singer to a new generation of fans. A new studio record, Enlightenment, appeared that same year, followed in 1991 by the ambitious double set ‘Hymns to the Silence’, widely hailed as his most impressive outing in years.

In 1992, Van met Irish socialite Michelle Rocca, and they often featured in the Dublin gossip columns, an unusual event for the reclusive Van. In 1980, Michelle won the Miss Ireland contest. Michelle also appeared on one of his album covers, Days Like This. The couple are married and have two children - a daughter in January 2006 and a son in August 2007. I remember the Rocca family had a tile shop in Blanchardstown, Dublin. Around the late ‘70’s and early ‘80’s I bought a load of tiles for my house and guess who one of the sales assistants was. Yes, you got it, it was Michelle.

Van has been known to be irritable and cantankerous. As well as having an Irish home in Belfast, he also has a home in Dalkey near Dublin. He had legal actions against two different neighbours concerning safety and privacy issues and has been taken to court in 2001 and in 2010. In the 2001 case, Van brought it all the way to the Supreme Court.

In 2011, a notice appeared on Van’s website saying that he was a father again. It read “Gigi and Van Morrison are proud to announce the birth of their first born son George Ivan Morrison III. ‘Little Van’ born 28 Dec, 2009 – the spitting image of his daddy.” The message has since been taken down.

The mother was 44 year old Texan Gigi Lee. Van said that his site was hacked and that he was not the father. Gigi insisted he was. Reports show that she was a director of 14 of his companies and was his tour manager.

Gigi moved to Belfast to be close to Van and in a tragic course of events, the boy died in January 2011. And in a double tragedy, Gigi died of cancer on 7th October 2011.

In 16th September this year, 2013, Belfast City Council voted unanimously to bestow the honour of Freedom of the City on Van. His website says “Belfast is my home. It is where I first heard the music that influenced and inspired me, it is where I first performed and it is somewhere I have referred back to many times in my songwriting over the past fifty years. I am delighted and honoured to receive the Freedom of the City and would like to thank all those who made it possible, the Lord Mayor, the Councillors and the people of Belfast.”

Van says that he is “Born To Sing: There is no Plan B”. That is the name of his new studio album also. On 22nd and 23rd Nov this year he will appear in The Masonic in San Francisco with his daughter Shana.

Rock on Van. You will go on forever.

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This is a l o n g list. There are 500 songs here

Song   Album
A New Kind Of Man
     
   
 
   
 
 
 
A Sense Of Wonder (1985)
A Sense Of Wonder A Sense Of Wonder (1985)
A Town Called Paradise No Guru, No Method, No Teacher (1986)
Across The Bridge Where Angels Dwell Beautiful Vision (1982)
Ain't Nothin' You Can Do It's Too Late To Stop Now (1974 - LIVE)
Ain't That Lovin You Baby?
 
     
 
A Night In San Francisco (1994 - LIVE)
Alabamy Bound
 
     
 
The Skiffle Sessions Live In Belfast (2000)
Alan Watts Blues
 
     
 
Poetic Champions Compose (1987)
All For Myself
     
   
 
   
 
The Story of Them feat. VM (1997 re-issue)
All Saints Day How Long Has This Been Going On (1995)
All Work And No Play Down The Road (2002)
Allow Me
 
     
 
Poetic Champions Compose (1987)
Almost Independence Day
 
   
 
Saint Dominic's Preview (1972)
Ancient Highway Days Like This (1995)
Ancient Of Days A Sense Of Wonder (1985)
And It Stoned Me
     
 
 
 
 
Moondance (1970)
And The Healing Has Begun Into The Music (1979)
Angeliou Into The Music (1979)
Aryan Mist Beautiful Vision (1982)
Astral Weeks Astral Weeks (1968)
Astral Weeks / I Believe I've Transcended Astral Weeks Live At The Hollywood Bowl (2009)
Autumn Song Hard Nose The Highway (1973)
Avalon Of The Heart Enlightenment (1990)
   
B
 
     
 
 
   
Baby Please Don't Go
 
     
 
The Story of Them feat. VM (1997 re-issue)
Baby What You Want Me To Do?
 
   
 
The Story of Them feat. VM (1997 re-issue)
Back On The Corner Tell Me Something (1996)
Back On Top Back On Top (1999)
Back Street Affair Pay The Devil (2006)
Bad Or Good The Story of Them feat. VM (1997 re-issue)
Ball & Chain
 
     
 
Too Long In Exile (1993)
Ballerina Astral Weeks (1968)
Ballerina / Move On Up
 
     
 
Astral Weeks Live At The Hollywood Bowl (2009)
Be Thou My Vision
     
 
 
 
 
Hymns To The Silence (1991)
Beautiful Vision Beautiful Vision (1982)
Beautiful Vision Live at The Grand Opera House (1984)
Beautiful Vision A Night In San Francisco (1994 - LIVE)
Before The World Was Made Too Long In Exile (1993)
Behind The Ritual Keep It Simple (2008)
Bein Green Hard Nose The Highway (1973)
Benediction Tell Me Something (1996)
Beside You Astral Weeks (1968)
Beside You
 
     
 
Astral Weeks Live At The Hollywood Bowl (2009)
Big Blue Diamonds
 
   
 
Pay The Devil (2006)
Big Time Operators Too Long In Exile (1993)
Blue And Green
 
   
 
The Best Of Van Morrison Volume 3
Blue Money His Band And Street Choir (1970)
Blues In The Night
 
     
 
How Long Has This Been Going On (1995)
Boffylow And Spike
 
   
 
A Sense Of Wonder (1985)
Brand New Day Moondance (1970)
Bright Lights Big City The Story of Them feat. VM (1997 re-issue)
Bright Side Of The Road
 
   
 
Into The Music (1979)
Bright Side Of The Road The Philosopher's Stone (1998)
Bring It On Home To Me It's Too Late To Stop Now (1974 - LIVE)
Bring'Em On In
 
     
 
The Story of Them feat. VM (1997 re-issue)
Brown Eyed Girl
 
   
 
Blowin' Your Mind (1967)
Bulbs Veedon Fleece (1974)
Burning Ground The Healing Game (1997)
By His Grace
 
     
 
Hymns To The Silence (1991)
   
C
 
   
 
 
   
Call Me Up In Dreamland His Band And Street Choir (1970)
Call My Name
 
   
 
The Story of Them feat. VM (1997 re-issue)
Caravan Moondance (1970)
Caravan It's Too Late To Stop Now (1974 - LIVE)
Carrickfergus
 
   
 
Irish Heartbeat (1988)
Carry On Regardless Magic Time (2005)
Carrying A Torch Hymns To The Silence (1991)
Celtic Excavation
     
 
 
   
 
 
 
Poetic Champions Compose (1987)
Celtic New Year Magic Time (2005)
Celtic Ray Beautiful Vision (1982)
Celtic Swing Inarticulate Speech Of The Heart (1983)
Centerpiece How Long Has This Been Going On (1995)
Checkin It Out
 
   
 
Wavelength (1978)
Choppin' Wood Down The Road (2002)
City Home Tell Me Something (1996)
Cleaning Windows
     
   
 
 
 
Beautiful Vision (1982)
Cleaning Windows Live at The Grand Opera House (1984)
Close Enough For Jazz Too Long In Exile (1993)
Cold Wind In August A Period Of Transition (1977)
Come Here My Love Veedon Fleece (1974)
Come Running Moondance (1970)
Comfort You
     
   
 
 
 
Veedon Fleece (1974)
Common One Astral Weeks Live At The Hollywood Bowl (2009)
Coney Isand Avalon Sunset (1989)
Connswater Inarticulate Speech Of The Heart (1983)
Contacting My Angel
     
 
 
 
 
Avalon Sunset (1989)
Contemplation Rose The Philosopher's Stone (1998)
Could You Would You The Story of Them feat. VM (1997 re-issue)
Country Fair Veedon Fleece (1974)
Crazy Face His Band And Street Choir (1970)
Crazy Jane On God
 
   
 
The Philosopher's Stone (1998)
Crazy Love Moondance (1970)
Cry For Home Inarticulate Speech Of The Heart (1983)
 
 
 
Cul De Sac   Veedon Fleece (1974)
Cyprus Avenue   Astral Weeks (1968)
Cyprus Avenue   It's Too Late To Stop Now (1974)
Cyprus Avenue / You Came Walking Down   Astral Weeks Live At The Hollywood Bowl (2009)
 
 
   
 
 
D  
   
Daring Night
     
   
 
   
 
   
 
Avalon Sunset (1989)
Days Like This Days Like This (1995)
Dead Or Alive The Skiffle Sessions Live In Belfast (2000)
Did Ye Get Healed? Poetic Champions Compose (1987)
Did Ye Get Healed?
 
     
 
A Night In San Francisco (1994 - LIVE)
Domino
 
     
 
His Band And Street Choir (1970)
Domino
 
     
 
It's Too Late To Stop Now (1974 - LIVE)
Don't Go To Nightclubs Anymore
 
     
 
Keep It Simple (2008)
Don't Look Back The Story of Them feat. VM (1997 re-issue)
Don't Start Crying Now
     
 
 
   
 
The Story of Them feat. VM (1997 re-issue)
Don't Worry About A Thing How Long Has This Been Going On (1995)
Don't Worry About Tomorrow The Philosopher's Stone (1998)
Don't You Know
 
     
 
The Story of Them feat. VM (1997 re-issue)
Don't You Make Me High
 
   
 
Pay The Devil (2006)
Don't You Rock Me Daddio The Skiffle Sessions Live In Belfast (2000)
Down The Road Down The Road (2002)
Drumshambo Hustle
     
 
 
 
 
The Philosopher's Stone (1998)
Dweller On The Threshold Beautiful Vision (1982)
Dweller On The Threshold Live at The Grand Opera House (1984)
   
E  
     
Early In The Morning
 
   
 
How Long Has This Been Going On (1995)
End Of The Land Keep It Simple (2008)
Enlightenment Enlightenment (1990)
Evening In June What's Wrong With This Picture? (2003)
Evening Meditation
 
   
 
A Sense Of Wonder (1985)
Evening Shadows Down The Road (2002)
Evening Train Magic Time (2005)
Everyone
 
   
 
Moondance (1970)
   
F  
 
     
 
 
   
 
 
Fair Play Veedon Fleece (1974)
Fame What's Wrong With This Picture? (2003)
Fast Train Down The Road (2002)
Fire In The Belly
 
   
 
The Healing Game (1997)
Flamingoes Fly A Period Of Transition (1977)
Foggy Mountain Top The Philosopher's Stone (1998)
For Mr. Thomas The Philosopher's Stone (1998)
Foriegn Window No Guru, No Method, No Teacher (1986)
Frankie And Johnny
 
     
 
The Skiffle Sessions Live In Belfast (2000)
Friday's Child
     
   
 
   
 
The Story of Them feat. VM (1997 re-issue)
Full Force Gale Live at The Grand Opera House (1984)
Full Force Gale Into The Music (1979)
 
 
     
 
 
G  
     
Georgia On My Mind
     
 
 
   
 
Down The Road (2002)
Get On With The Show What's Wrong With This Picture? (2003)
Give Me A Kiss His Band And Street Choir (1970)
Give Me Rapture Poetic Champions Compose (1987)
Glad Tidings
 
   
 
Moondance (1970)
Gloria The Story of Them feat. VM (1997 re-issue)
Gloria
 
     
 
It's Too Late To Stop Now (1974 - LIVE)
Go On Home Baby
 
     
 
The Story of Them feat. VM (1997 re-issue)
Goin' Down Geneva
 
     
 
Back On Top (1999)
Goin' Home The Skiffle Sessions Live In Belfast (2000)
Golden Autumn Day
 
   
 
Back On Top (1999)
Goldfish Bowl What's Wrong With This Picture? (2003)
Good Morning Blues
 
     
 
The Skiffle Sessions Live In Belfast (2000)
Good Morning Little Schoolgirl
 
     
 
A Night In San Francisco (1994 - LIVE)
Good Morning Little Schoolgirl
 
     
 
Too Long In Exile (1993)
Goodbye Baby (Baby Goodbye) Blowin' Your Mind (1967)
Goodnight Irene
 
     
 
The Skiffle Sessions Live In Belfast (2000)
Got To Go Back
 
     
 
No Guru, No Method, No Teacher (1986)
Green Mansions
 
   
 
Hymns To The Silence (1991)
Gypsy Saint Dominic's Preview (1972)
Gypsy In My Soul Magic Time (2005)
Gypsy Queen His Band And Street Choir (1970)
 
 
     
 
 
H  
 
     
 
 
 
 
 
Half As Much Pay The Devil (2006)
Hard Nose The Highway Hard Nose The Highway (1973)
Haunts Of Ancient Peace Common One (1980)
Haunts Of Ancient Peace Live at The Grand Opera House (1984)
Have I Told You Lately?
 
   
 
Avalon Sunset (1989)
Have I Told You Lately? A Night In San Francisco (1994 - LIVE)
He Ain't Give You None
     
   
 
 
 
Blowin' Your Mind (1967)
Heathrow Shuffle How Long Has This Been Going On (1995)
Heavy Connection A Period Of Transition (1977)
Hello Josephine The Story of Them feat. VM (1997 re-issue)
Help Me
 
   
 
It's Too Late To Stop Now (1974 - LIVE)
Help Me A Night In San Francisco (1994 - LIVE)
Here Comes The Knight
 
     
 
No Guru, No Method, No Teacher (1986)
Here Comes The Night
 
     
 
The Story of Them feat. VM (1997 re-issue)
Here Comes The Night
 
     
 
It's Too Late To Stop Now (1974 - LIVE)
Hey Girl
 
     
 
The Story of Them feat. VM (1997 re-issue)
Hey Mr. DJ
 
     
 
Down The Road (2002)
High Spirits The Philosopher's Stone (1998)
High Summer
     
   
 
 
 
Back On Top (1999)
Higher Than The World Inarticulate Speech Of The Heart (1983)
How Can A Poor Boy? Keep It Simple (2008)
How Long Baby? The Story of Them feat. VM (1997 re-issue)
How Long Has This Been Going On?
 
   
 
How Long Has This Been Going On (1995)
Hungry For Your Love   Wavelength (1978)
Hymns To The Silence
 
   
 
Hymns To The Silence (1991)
   
I  
     
I Believe To My Soul
 
   
 
It's Too Late To Stop Now (1974 - LIVE)
I Can Only Give You Everything The Story of Them feat. VM (1997 re-issue)
I Can't Stop Loving You Hymns To The Silence (1991)
I Don't Want Much Tell Me Something (1996)
I Forgot That Love Existed Poetic Champions Compose (1987)
I Forgot That Love Existed
 
     
 
A Night In San Francisco (1994 - LIVE)
I Gave My Love A Diamond
 
     
 
The Story of Them feat. VM (1997 re-issue)
I Got A Woman
 
     
 
The Story of Them feat. VM (1997 re-issue)
I Have Finally Come To Realize
     
   
 
   
 
   
 
The Philosopher's Stone (1998)
I Just Want To Make Love To You It's Too Late To Stop Now (1974 - LIVE)
I Like It Like That The Story of Them feat. VM (1997 re-issue)
I Love You ( The Smile You Smile ) The Best Of Van Morrison 1970 (1970)
I Need Your Kind Of Loving
 
   
 
Hymns To The Silence (1991)
I Put A Spell on You The Story of Them feat. VM (1997 re-issue)
I'm Tired Joey Boy
     
   
 
 
 
Avalon Sunset (1989)
I Wanna Go Home The Skiffle Sessions Live In Belfast (2000)
I Wanna Roo You Tupelo Honey (1971)
I Will Be There Saint Dominic's Preview (1972)
I Will Be There (jazz version) How Long Has This Been Going On (1995)
I'd Love To Write Another Song
 
   
 
Avalon Sunset (1989)
I'll Be Your Lover Too His Band And Street Choir (1970)
I'll Never Be Free
 
     
 
Days Like This (1995)
I'll Take Care Of You Too Long In Exile (1993)
I'll Tell Me Ma Irish Heartbeat (1988)
I'm Confessin'
 
   
 
Magic Time (2005)
I'm Gonna Dress In Black The Story of Them feat. VM (1997 re-issue)
I'm Not Feeling It Anymore
 
   
 
Hymns To The Silence (1991)
I've Been Working His Band And Street Choir (1970)
I've Been Working
 
   
 
A Night In San Francisco (1994 - LIVE)
If I Ever Needed Someone His Band And Street Choir (1970)
If You And I Could Be As Two
     
 
 
   
 
The Story of Them feat. VM (1997 re-issue)
If You Live Tell Me Something (1996)
If You Love Me The Healing Game (1997)
If You Only Knew A Sense Of Wonder (1985)
Ill Take Care Of You / It's A Man's Man's Man's World A Night In San Francisco (1994 - LIVE)
In The Afternoon Days Like This (1995)
In The Days Before Rock n Roll
 
     
 
Enlightenment (1990)
In The Forest Too Long In Exile (1993)
In The Garden
 
     
 
No Guru, No Method, No Teacher (1986)
In The Garden / You Send Me / Allegheny
 
     
 
A Night In San Francisco (1994 - LIVE)
In The Midnight
 
   
 
Back On Top (1999)
Inarticulate Speech of the Heart No.1 Inarticulate Speech Of The Heart (1983)
Inarticulate Speech of the Heart No.2
 
     
 
Inarticulate Speech Of The Heart (1983)
Instrumental / Tell Me What You Want
 
   
 
Too Long In Exile (1993)
Into The Mystic Moondance (1970)
Into The Mystic It's Too Late To Stop Now (1974 - LIVE)
Into the Mystic (instrumental) / Inarticulate Speech of the Heart
 
     
 
Live at The Grand Opera House (1984)
Irish Heartbeat
 
     
 
Inarticulate Speech Of The Heart (1983)
Irish Heartbeat (with The Chieftains)
 
   
 
Irish Heartbeat(1988)
It Fills You Up A Period Of Transition (1977)
It Fills You Up A Night In San Francisco (1994 - LIVE)
It Must Be You
 
   
 
Hymns To The Silence (1991)
It Once Was My Life The Healing Game (1997)
It Takes A Worried Man The Skiffle Sessions Live In Belfast (2000)
(It Won't Hurt) Half as Much
 
     
 
The Story of Them feat. VM (1997 re-issue)
It's All In The Game
 
     
 
Into The Music (1979)
It's All In The Game / You Know What They're Writing About Live at The Grand Opera House (1984)
It's All In The Game / Make It Real One More Time
     
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
A Night In San Francisco (1994 - LIVE)
It's All Over Now Baby Blue The Story of Them feat. VM (1997 re-issue)
It's All Right The Best Of Van Morrison 1970 (1970)
I've Been Working His Band And The Street Choir (1970)
I've Been Working It's Too Late To Stop Now (1974 - LIVE)
I've Been Working A Night In San Francisco (1994 - LIVE)
Ivory Tower No Guru, No Method, No Teacher (1986)
 
 
   
 
 
J  
   
Jackie Wilson Said (I'm In Heaven When You Smile)
 
   
 
Saint Dominic's Preview (1972)
Joe Harper (Saturday Morning) The Best Of Van Morrison 1970 (1970)
John Henry The Philosopher's Stone (1998)
Joyous Sound A Period Of Transition (1977)
Joyous Sound (1975) The Philosopher's Stone (1998)
Jumpin' with Symphony Sid A Night In San Francisco (1994 - LIVE)
Just A Little Bit
 
     
 
The Story of Them feat. VM (1997 re-issue)
Just Like Greta
 
     
 
Magic Time (2005)
   
K    
 
     
 
 
 
 
 
Keep It Simple Keep It Simple (2008)
Keep Mediocrity At Bay Magic Time (2005)
Kingdom Hall Wavelength (1978)
   
L  
     
Laughing In The Wind
     
   
 
 
 
The Philosopher's Stone (1998)
Let The Slave A Sense Of Wonder (1985)
Lifetimes Wavelength (1978)
Linden Arden Stole The Highlights Veedon Fleece (1974)
Listen To The Lion Saint Dominic's Preview (1972)
Listen To The Lion It's Too Late To Stop Now (1974 - LIVE)
Listen To The Lion / The Lion Speaks
 
     
 
Astral Weeks Live At The Hollywood Bowl (2009)
Little Girl
 
     
 
The Story of Them feat. VM (1997 re-issue)
Little Village
 
     
 
What's Wrong With This Picture? (2003)
Lonely And Blue
     
   
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
Magic Time (2005)
Lonely Avenue Too Long In Exile (1993)
Lonely Avenue / 4 o'clock In The Morning A Night In San Francisco (1994 - LIVE)
Look Here Tell Me Something (1996)
Lost John The Skiffle Sessions Live In Belfast (2000)
Lover Come Back Keep It Simple (2008)
Lover's Prayer The Philosopher's Stone (1998)
   
M  
     
Madame George
 
   
 
Astral Weeks (1968)
Madame George Astral Weeks Live At The Hollywood Bowl (2009)
Madame Joy The Philosopher's Stone (1998)
Magic Time
   
 
 
 
 
Magic Time (2005)
Man Has To Struggle   Down The Road (2002)
Marie's Wedding   Irish Heartbeat (1988)
Meaning Of Lonliness   What's Wrong With This Picture? (2003)
Meet Me In The Indian Summer   Down The Road (2002)
     
Melancholia
 
   
 
Days Like This (1995)
Memories Enlightenment (1990)
Midnight Special Blowin' Your Mind (1967)
Midnight Special The Skiffle Sessions Live In Belfast (2000)
Moody's Mood For Love
     
 
 
 
 
Too Long In Exile (1993)
Moondance Moondance (1970)
Moondance How Long Has This Been Going On (1995)
Moondance / My Funny Valetine A Night In San Francisco (1994 - LIVE)
Moonshine Whiskey
   
 
 
   
 
Tupelo Honey (1971)
More And More   Pay The Devil (2006)
Muleskinner Blues   The Skiffle Sessions Live In Belfast (2000)
My Bucket's Got A Hole In It   Pay The Devil (2006)
My Lagan Love
 
   
 
Irish Heartbeat (1988)
My Little Baby The Story of Them feat. VM (1997 re-issue)
My Lonely Sad Eyes
 
   
 
The Story of Them feat. VM (1997 re-issue)
Mystic Eyes
 
     
 
The Story of Them feat. VM (1997 re-issue)
   
N    
     
Naked In The Jungle
     
   
 
 
 
The Philosopher's Stone (1998)
Natalia Wavelength (1978)
New Biography Back On Top (1999)
News Nightclub Tell Me Something (1996)
No Religion Days Like This (1995)
No Thing Keep It Simple (2008)
No Trouble Living Tell Me Something (1996)
Northern Muse (Solid Ground)
 
   
 
Beautiful Vision (1982)
Northern Muse (Solid Ground) Live at The Grand Opera House (1984)
Not Supposed To Break Down
 
   
 
The Philosopher's Stone (1998)
   
O  
 
 
   
 
 
Oh The Warm Feeling No Guru, No Method, No Teacher (1986)
Old Old Woodstock
 
   
 
Tupelo Honey (1971)
On Hyndford Street Hymns To The Silence (1991)
Once A Day Pay The Devil (2006)
Once In A Blue Moon What's Wrong With This Picture? (2003)
One Irish Rover
 
     
 
No Guru, No Method, No Teacher (1986)
One More Time
 
     
 
The Story of Them feat. VM (1997 re-issue)
One Of These Days
 
     
 
Tell Me Something (1996)
One Two Brown Eyes The Story of Them feat. VM (1997 re-issue)
Only A Dream
 
   
 
Down The Road (2002)
Orangefield Avalon Sunset (1989)
Ordinary Life Hymns To The Silence (1991)
Ordinary People
 
   
 
The Philosopher's Stone (1998)
Out Of Sight The Story of Them feat. VM (1997 re-issue)
Outskirts Of Town
 
     
 
The Skiffle Sessions Live In Belfast (2000)
 
 
     
 
 
P  
     
Pagan Streams
 
   
 
Hymns To The Silence (1991)
Pay The Devil Pay The Devil (2006)
Perfect Fit Days Like This (1995)
Perfect Moment Tell Me Something (1996)
Philosopher's Stone Back On Top (1999)
Philosopy The Story of Them feat. VM (1997 re-issue)
Piper At The Gates Of Dawn
     
   
 
 
 
The Healing Game (1997)
Playhouse Pay The Devil (2006)
Precious Time Back On Top (1999)
Professional Jealousy Hymns To The Silence (1991)
Purple Heather Hard Nose The Highway (1973)
   
Q  
     
Quality Street
     
 
 
   
 
Hymns To The Silence (1991)
Queen Of The Slipstream Poetic Champions Compose (1987)
   
R    
     
Raglan Road
     
   
 
   
 
Irish Heartbeat (1988)
Railroad Bill The Skiffle Sessions Live In Belfast (2000)
Raincheck Days Like This (1995)
Rave On John Donne
 
     
 
Inarticulate Speech Of The Heart (1983)
Rave on John Donne / Rave On Part Two
 
     
 
Live at The Grand Opera House (1984)
Real Real Gone
 
     
 
Enlightenment (1990
Really Don't Know The Philosopher's Stone (1998)
Redwood Tree
 
   
 
Saint Dominic's Preview (1972)
Remind Me Of You Back On Top (1999)
Richard Cory The Story of Them feat. VM (1997 re-issue)
River Of Time
 
   
 
Inarticulate Speech Of The Heart (1983)
Ro Ro Rosey Blowin' Your Mind (1967)
Rolling Hills
 
     
 
Into The Music (1979)
Rough God Goes Riding The Healing Game (1997)
Route 66
 
     
 
The Story of Them feat. VM (1997 re-issue)
Russian Roulette
 
   
 
Days Like This (1995)
   
S  
 
 
   
 
 
Sack O' Woe How Long Has This Been Going On (1995)
Saint Dominic's Preview
     
 
 
   
 
Saint Dominic's Preview (1972)
Saint Dominic's Preview It's Too Late To Stop Now (1974 - LIVE)
Saint James Infirmary What's Wrong With This Picture? (2003)
Santa Fe / Beautiful Obsession
 
   
 
Wavelength (1978)
Satisfied Common One (1980)
Scandinavia Beautiful Vision (1982)
School Of Hard Knocks
 
   
 
Keep It Simple (2008)
See Me Through Enlightenment (1990)
See Me Through / Soldier of Fortune /Thank You Falettinme Be Mice Elf Again A Night In San Francisco (1994 - LIVE)
See Me Through Part II
 
   
 
Hymns To The Silence (1991)
Send Your Mind The Best Of Van Morrison 1970 (1970)
September Night
 
     
 
Inarticulate Speech Of The Heart (1983)
Shakin All Over / Gloria
 
     
 
A Night In San Francisco (1994 - LIVE)
She Gives Me Religion
 
     
 
Beautiful Vision (1982)
She Gives Me Religion Live at The Grand Opera House (1984)
She Moved Through The Fair
 
   
 
Irish Heartbeat (1988)
Shenandoah (with The Chieftains) The Best Of Van Morrison Volume 3 (2007)
She's My Baby
 
     
 
Enlightenment (1990)
Showbusiness The Philosopher's Stone (1998)
Sitting On Top Of The World (with Carl Perkins)
 
   
 
The Best Of Van Morrison Volume 3 (2007)
Slim Slow Slider Astral Weeks (1968)
Slim Slow Slider / I Start Breaking Down
 
     
 
Astral Weeks Live At The Hollywood Bowl (2009)
Snow In San Anselmo
 
   
 
Hard Nose The Highway (1973)
So Complicated Hymns To The Silence (1991)
So Quiet In Here Enlightenment (1990)
So Quiet In Here / That's Where It's At A Night In San Francisco (1994 - LIVE)
Some Peace of Mind   Hymns To The Silence (1991)
Someone Like You
 
     
 
Poetic Champions Compose (1987)
Somerset
 
     
 
What's Wrong With This Picture? (2003)
Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child
 
   
 
Poetic Champions Compose (1987)
Sometimes We Cry The Healing Game (1997)
Someting You Got
 
     
 
The Story of Them feat. VM (1997 re-issue)
Song Of Being A Child
 
   
 
The Philosopher's Stone (1998)
Song Of Home Keep It Simple (2008)
Songwriter Days Like This (1995)
Soul
     
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
Keep It Simple (2008)
Spanish Rose Blowin' Your Mind (1967)
Spanish Steps Poetic Champions Compose (1987)
Spirit Common One (1980)
Star Of The County Down Irish Heartbeat (1988)
Start All Over Again Enlightenment (1990)
Starting a New Life Tupelo Honey (1971)
Steal My Heart Away Down The Road (2002)
Stepping Out Queen
 
   
 
Into The Music (1979)
Stepping Out Queen pt2 The Philosopher's Stone (1998)
Stop Drinking Whats Wrong Wit'h This Picture? (2003)
Stormy Monday
 
     
 
The Story of Them feat. VM (1997 re-issue)
Stormy Monday / Have You Ever Loved A Woman / No Rollin' Blues
 
   
 
A Night In San Francisco (1994 - LIVE)
(Straight to Your Heart) Like a Cannonball
     
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tupelo Honey (1971)
Stranded Magic Time (2005)
Street Choir His Band And Street Choir (1970)
Street Theory The Philosopher's Stone (1998)
Streets Of Arklow Veedon Fleece (1974)
Summertime In England Common One (1980)
Sweet Jannie His Band And Street Choir (1970)
Sweet Thing Astral Weeks (1968)
Sweet Thing Astral Weeks Live At The Hollywood Bowl
 
 
   
 
 
T  
     
Ta Mo Chleamnas Deanta
 
   
 
Irish Heartbeat (1988)
Take It Where You Find It Wavelength (1978)
Take Me Back Hymns To The Silence (1991)
Take Your Hands Out Of My Pocket It's Too Late To Stop Now (1974 - LIVE)
Talk Is Cheap
     
 
 
 
 
Down The Road (2002)
TB Sheets Blowin' Your Mind (1967)
Tell Me Something Tell Me Something (1996)
Thanks For The Infomation No Guru, No Method, No Teacher (1986)
That's Entrainment Keep It Simple (2008)
That's Life How Long Has This Been Going On (1995)
The Back Room
 
   
 
The Best Of Van Morrison 1970 (1970)
The Ballad Of Jesse James The Skiffle Sessions Live In Belfast (2000)
The Beauty Of The Days Gone By
 
   
 
Down The Road (2002)
The Eternal Kansas City A Period Of Transition (1977)
The Great Deception Hard Nose The Highway (1973)
The Healing Game
 
The Healing Game (1997)
The Lion This Time   Magic Time (2005)
The Lonesome Road   Too Long In Exile (1993)
The Master's Eyes   A Sense Of Wonder (1985)
The Mystery   Poetic Champions Compose (1987)
The New Symphony Sid
 
     
 
How Long Has This Been Going On (1995)
The Story Of Them, parts 1 & 2
 
     
 
The Story of Them feat. VM (1997 re-issue)
The Street Only Knew Your Name
 
     
 
Inarticulate Speech Of The Heart (1983)
The Street Only Knew Your Name (1975)
 
   
 
The Philosopher's Stone (1998)
The Way Young Lovers Do Astral Weeks (1968)
The Way Young Lovers Do Astral Weeks Live At The Hollywood Bowl (2009)
There Stands The Glass
 
   
 
Pay The Devil (2006)
There, There Child The Philosopher's Stone (1998)
These Are The Days
     
   
 
   
 
Avalon Sunset (1989)
These Dreams Of You Moondance (1970)
These Dreams Of You It's Too Late To Stop Now (1974 - LIVE)
They Sold Me Out
 
   
 
Magic Time (2005)
Things Have Gone To Pieces Pay The Devil (2006)
This Has Got To Stop Pay The Devil (2006)
This Love Of Mine Magic Time (2005)
This Weight
     
 
 
 
 
The Healing Game (1997)
Till I Gain Control Again Pay The Devil (2006)
Till We Get The Healing Done Too Long In Exile (1993)
Times Gettin' Tougher Than Tough The Story of Them feat. VM (1997 re-issue)
Tir Na Nog No Guru, No Method, No Teacher (1986)
Too Many Myths
     
   
 
 
 
What's Wrong With This Picture? (2003)
Tore Down A La Rimbaud A Sense Of Wonder (1985)
Troubadours Into The Music (1979)
Try For Sleep
   
   
 
   
 
The Philosopher's Stone (1998)
Tupelo Honey   A Night In San Francisco (1994 - LIVE)
     
Turn On Your Lovelight
 
     
 
The Story of Them feat. VM (1997 re-issue)
Twilight Zone
 
   
 
The Philosopher's Stone (1998)
   
U  
     
Underlying Depression
 
   
 
Days Like This (1995)
   
V  
     
Vanlose Stairway
     
   
 
   
 
 
 
Beautiful Vision (1982)
Vanlose Stairway Live at The Grand Opera House (1984)
Vanlose Stairway / Trans Euro Train / Fool For You A Night In San Francisco (1994 - LIVE)
Venice U. S. A. Wavelength (1978)
Vilage Idiot Hymns To The Silence (1991)
Virgo Clowns His Band And Street Choir (1970)
 
 
     
 
 
W  
     
Waiting Game
     
   
 
   
 
 
 
The Healing Game (1997)
Warm Love Hard Nose The Highway (1973)
Warm Love It's Too Late To Stop Now (1974 - LIVE)
Was Tell Me Something (1996)
Wasted Years Too Long In Exile (1993)
Wavelength Wavelength (1978)
Western Plain The Philosopher's Stone (1998)
What Am I Living For?
 
   
 
Pay The Devil (2006)
What Makes The Irish Heart Beat Down The Road (2002)
What Would I Do?
 
   
 
A Sense Of Wonder (1985)
What's Wrong With This Picture? What's Wrong With This Picture? (2003)
Whatever Happened To PJ Proby?
 
   
 
Down The Road (2002)
When Heart Is Open Common One (1980)
When That Evening Sun Goes Down Tupelo Honey (1971)
When The Leaves Come Falling Down
 
   
 
Back On Top (1999)
When Will I Ever Learn To Live In God? Avalon Sunset (1989)
Whenever God Shines His Light Avalon Sunset (1989)
Whinin Boy Moan What's Wrong With This Picture? (2003)
Who Can I Turn To?
 
   
 
How Long Has This Been Going On (1995)
Who Drove The Red Sports Car?
 
   
 
Blowin' Your Mind (1967)
Who Was That Masked Man? Veedon Fleece (1974)
Why Must I Always Explain? Hymns To The Silence (1991)
Wild Children
 
     
 
It's Too Late To Stop Now (1974 - LIVE)
Wild Children
 
   
 
Hard Nose The Highway (1973)
Wild Honey Common One (1980)
Wild Night Tupelo Honey (1971)
Wonderful Remark The Best Of ... Vol 1 (1990)
Wonderful Remark (1972) The Philosopher's Stone(1998)
   
Y  
     
You Can Count On Me To Do My Part
 
   
 
Tell Me Something (1996)
You Don't Know Me Days Like This (1995)
You Don't Pull No Punches, But You Don't Push The River Veedon Fleece (1974)
You Gotta Make It Through The World A Period Of Transition (1977)
You Just Can't Win The Story of Them feat. VM (1997 re-issue)
You Know What They're Writing About
     
   
 
 
 
Into The Music (1979)
You Make Me Feel So Free A Night In San Francisco (1994 - LIVE)
You Make Me Feel So Free Into The Music (1979)
You're My Woman Tupelo Honey (1971)
Your Cheatin' Heart
 
Pay The Devil (2006)
Your Mind Is On Vacation   How Long Has This Been Going On (1995)
Youth Of 1000 Summers   Enlightenment (1990)