Van Morrison - Moondance


Warner Bros.



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AWAR 1835
UPC: 081227990701
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180 Gram Vinyl Record

180 Gram LP      

Moondance links together elements of gospel, rhythm & blues, jazz and rock as only the ultra-talented singer from Belfast can. Tunes like "Crazy Love," "Moondance" and "These Dreams of You" have become classics. No wonder music critics have always rated this album one of Morrison's finest.

1. Stoned Me
2. Moondance
3. Crazy Love
4. Caravan
5. Into the Mystic
6. Come Running
7. These Dreams of You
8. Brand New Day
9. Everyone
10. Glad Tidings

Customer Reviews (4.74 Stars) 19 person(s) rated this product.


posted on 05/16/2021
5 Stars
Reviewer: Ken
Side 1 has become one of my favorite listening experiences. Very nicely recorded.

Too much of a good thing.

posted on 08/24/2020
5 Stars has 2 LP versions of Moondance, from different labels (Rhino and Warner, who owns Rhino). Only one is currently available. Both list similar personnel, but I wonder if that makes them identical in every way. One is listed as an import from rhino, which I have. It is confusing to have two competing releases. Moondance is the greatest album and I waited years for it to be remastered for CD, or LP, from Rhino, who handled a lot of reissues from the Atlantic & Warner catalogs. Warner finally released a deluxe editon recently. The original mastering engineer also remastered that edition. I'd read he also remastered the LP reissue, but the credits are different for it and don't list his name. I also thought Van Morrison gained control of all his recording masters and was licensing them to Sony. The Essential Van Morrison on Sony has tracks from Moondance. I don't know how Warner can keep issuing these records if they lost the copyright.


posted on 05/24/2017
5 Stars
This Warner Bros. pressing is just the best. Full soundstage, filled with nuances not on my original Warner issue. Couldn't say enought about it. This is a 'must have' for any music collection. Great price, BUY IT!

Excellent - must have!

posted on 01/12/2016
5 Stars
Reviewer: David F.
I am very cautious of reissues, as I've come to learn they are hit or miss. My main issue is reissues can often sound digital and lose that warm analog sound. Perhaps they do it for clarity, but if I want it to sound like a CD, I'd purchase a CD. Well, this Moondance reissue is the best of both worlds - super clear and super warm analog sounds. using the original masters is key and can't speak highly enough of the pressing. Will be looking into the other Van Morrison's as they were pressed by the same people. Highly Recommended!

Highly Recommended

posted on 04/19/2015
4 Stars
The sonics on this re-issue are a 5 and the music is a 5. The quality of the sonics & the music on this analog recording are why people buy $3000.00 turntables and $3000.00 tube preamps. The pressing was quiet but the record was a little warped even with a record clamp - hence the 4 stars. Hopefully the replacement will be flat which would make this an easy 5 Star recommendation.

Superb pressing of a classic favorite

posted on 04/02/2013
5 Stars
Reviewer: Pete C.
The sonics, balance and depth of this pressing are outstanding. Listening to a recording of this quality elevates great music like "Moondance" to a listening experience that reminds you why you're listening to vinyl. I can't imagine this master could have been more dynamically reproduced. Buy this one, you'll be very pleased.

Great pressing.....

posted on 07/17/2012
5 Stars
Reviewer: Andy
This pressing has superb sound quality. Soundstage is great. Very high quality. Dead quiet.

Great Mastering/Pressing

posted on 05/23/2011
5 Stars
Sound quality is awesome and the pressing is good. Highly recommend this one.

Like (Most) Have Said Before...

posted on 03/29/2011
5 Stars
Reviewer: audiofan
Looks like someone got a "noisy" pressing; mine sounds like the other '5-star' reviews posted here. Essential.


posted on 01/11/2011
5 Stars
Reviewer: Manuel
I listened to Moondance during a Steve Hoffman lecture a few years ago and knew I had to get this album! The first time I listened to it at home it was just jawdrawping like the first time. The resolution and the vocals on the entire album are captivating and sometimes I find myself listening to the album twice!

This 180g version makes the cd version sound dull and lifeless, and just leaves a smile on my face everytime it's spinning!


posted on 10/13/2010
5 Stars
Reviewer: Scott
This is great! I feel like I'm hearing this classic recording for the first time. Beautiful music heard the way it was meant to be heard. Buy this!

Excellent pressing.

posted on 06/13/2010
5 Stars
You already want it!

Great side A

posted on 03/06/2010
3 Stars
Songs on side A are terrific, really poor sound quality though, more an issue of the original recording I suspect.

Monndance Shines!

posted on 04/14/2009
5 Stars
Reviewer: Nick K
What a great album from Van Morrison. Listening to this 180g vinyl pressing is a sheer joy, it really leaves the CD version in its dust... highly recommended.

Still a classic

posted on 03/08/2009
5 Stars
This music stands the test of time, still sounding fresh and magic. I won't talk about the content, so familiar to most, but will say that the sound quality and mix is well balanced.

Eats every other lp for lunch

posted on 01/08/2009
5 Stars
Reviewer: Randy B
I have most of the Moondance lp variations- WLP first ed., Early stamper greenies, japanese and even the SuperDisc. Its possibly one of my top tens. I dont know much on everything. But I feel I know this album pretty well.

I want to say nothing touches Kevin Grey and Steve Hoffmans work on this album. It eats everything else for lunch. imo Ill boldly say this.

I dont care what anyone says.. imo people aint hearing it if they arent "hearing" what you guys really have done here. You guys brought the band together soundwise as far as I am concerned. The horns come out.. have space and can be heard.. the flute.. sounds like a flute..the bass isnt killed. And of course Vans voice soars and the nuances of ending phrases and vocal gymnastics that only Van did that way come out in a very real way.

I cannot say enough about the great mastering on this lp.

Warner Brothers take note: Please hire this team for more WB lps. They are the best.

Best pressing of this title I own.

posted on 01/06/2009
5 Stars
Reviewer: Steven Meditz
I had preordered this title over a year & a half ago & had been waiting anxiously, & I want to say it was well worth waiting for. This 180g vinyl reissue blows the CD version away. You could not ask WB to do any better than they did with this classic by Van the Man!! Try to buy all of the WB Van Morrison reissues if you can. I know I will!!

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