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Van Morrison's "Moondance" Album to Get Deluxe Reissue Treatment

Image courtesy of Warner Bros. Records (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Warner Bros. Records (via ABC News Radio)

Remastered, expanded versions of Van Morrison 's landmark 1970 album Moondance will be released on September 30.  The classic record will be available as a standard CD, a two-CD set and a deluxe edition boasting five discs.

The deluxe version, which will contain four CDs and a Blu-ray audio disc, will feature 50 previously unreleased tracks.  Among the rare recordings are multiple alternative takes of such memorable tunes as "Moondance," "Caravan," "Into the Mystic" and "Glad Tidings."

Also included will be versions of "I Shall Sing," an unreleased song that was recorded during the Moondance sessions; and an early take of "I've Been Working," a tune that first appeared Morrison's follow-up to Moondance , His Band and the Street Choir .  The aforementioned Blu-ray disc offers a 5.1 surround-sound audio version of Moondance . In addition, the deluxe package will offer a booklet with liner notes penned by music journalist Alan Light and Moondance engineer Elliot Scheiner .

The two-disc expanded edition, meanwhile, features a remastered CD of the original Moondance album plus an 11-track CD of highlights from the deluxe version's other discs.

Here is the track list for the two-disc expanded edition of Moondance :

Disc One – Original Album Remastered
"And It Stoned Me"
"Moondance"
"Crazy Love"
"Caravan"
"Into the Mystic"
"Come Running"
"These Dreams of You"
"Brand New Day"
"Everyone"
"Glad Tidings"

Disc Two – All Previously Unreleased
"Caravan" (Take 4)
"Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out" (Outtake)
"Into the Mystic" (Take 11)
"Brand New Day" (Take 3)
"Glad Tidings" (Alternate Version)
"Come Running"(Take 2)
"Crazy Love" (Mono Mix)
"These Dreams of You" (Alternate Version)
"Moondance" (Take 22)
"I Shall Sing" (Take 7)
"I've Been Working" (Early Version, Take 5)

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