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Van Morrison - The Authorized Bang Collection 3CD

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In his own notes for this collection, Van Morrison wrote, "Bert Berns was a genius He was a brilliant songwriter and he had a lot of soul, which you don’t find nowadays.“ A deluxe 3CD library set, “Van Morrison - The Authorized Bang Collection” is the first official comprehensive anthology ever assembled chronicling Morrison's musical output during a brief-but-astounding musical association with Bang Records, the groundbreaking hit-making label founded by legendary American producer/songwriter Bert Berns--whose writing credits include "Twist & Shout" (!), "Cry to Me," "Piece of My Heart," and "Everybody Needs Somebody to Love" and "Here Comes The Night," a #2 UK breakout hit for Them in March 1965.


Disc One - The Original Masters: presents original stereo mixes of recordings for the first time on CD --including the archetypal "Brown Eyed Girl"--first released on Bang 12" vinyl LP’s: Blowin' Your Mind! (1967) and The Best of Van Morrison (1970). Disc One also features the highly-prized original MONO mixes of "Beside You" and "Madame George"--first issued on T.B. Sheets (1973)--and "Chick-A-Boom," a Van Morrison/Bert Berns composition recorded in New York in 1967 and released as a Bang single. The Original Masters closes with the rare demo version of "The Smile You Smile," previously available on Legacy's 1991 compilation, The Bang Masters.
Disc Two – Bang Sessions & Rarities: includes the much sought-after original edited mono single mix of "Brown Eyed Girl" and the original mono single mix with backing vocals for "Ro Ro Rosey" in addition to previously unissued studio takes of "T.B. Sheets," "Midnight Special," "Beside You" and some insightful outtakes of "Brown Eyed Girl."
Disc Three - Contractual Obligation Session: presents thirty-one short songs that have been widely bootlegged as Van’s contractual obligation demos for Bang. These songs show Van’s incredible humor and give some insight into the frustrating close of his relationship with the label. They are included here for the sake of completeness and to finally officially close the chapter on Van’s 1967 New York City recording sessions," writes Andrew Sandoval in his in-depth liner notes for the set. A Grammy-nominated producer and engineer.

8-panel digipack with a 20-page booklet.


CD1 - The Original Masters


 1. Brown Eyed Girl [original stereo mix]

 2. He Ain't Give You None [original stereo mix]

 3. T.B. Sheets [original stereo mix]

 4. Spanish Rose [original stereo mix]

 5. Goodbye Baby (Baby Goodbye) [original stereo mix]

 6. Ro Ro Rosey [original stereo mix]

 7. Who Drove The Red Sports Car [original stereo mix]

 8. Midnight Special [original stereo mix]

 9. It's All Right [original stereo mix]

10. Send Your Mind [original stereo mix]

11. The Smile You Smile [original stereo mix]

12. The Back Room [original stereo mix] (5:26)

13. Joe Harper Saturday Morning [original stereo mix] (2:55) 

14. Beside You [original mono mix]

15. Madame George [original mono mix]

16. Chick-A-Boom [original mono mix]

17. The Smile You Smile [demo]


CD2 - Bang Sessions & Rarities


 1. Brown Eyed Girl [original edited mono single mix]

 2. Ro Ro Rosey [original mono single mix with backing vocals] 

 3. T.B. Sheets [Take 2] *

 4. Goodbye Baby (Baby Goodbye) [Takes 10 & 11] *

 5. Send Your Mind [Take 3] *

 6. Midnight Special [Take 7]

 7. He Ain't Give You None (Take 4)

 8. Ro Ro Rosey [Take 2] *

 9. Who Drove The Red Sports Car (Take 6)

10. Beside You [Take 2] *

11. Joe Harper Saturday Morning [Take 2] *

12. Beside You [Take 5] *

13. Spanish Rose [Take 14] (4:23) *

14. Brown Eyed Girl [Takes 1-6] *

15. Brown Eyed Girl [Takes 7-11] *


*Previously Unissued

Discs One & Two: All songs Produced & Directed by Bert Berns


CD3 - Contractual Obligation Session


 1. Twist And Shake

 2. Shake And Roll

 3. Stomp And Scream

 4. Scream And Holler

 5. Jump And Thump

 6. Drivin' Wheel

 7. Just Ball

 8. Shake It Mable

 9. Hold On George

10. The Big Royalty Check 

11. Ring Worm

12. Savoy Hollywood

13. Freaky If You Got This Far 

14. Up Your Mind

15. Thirty Two

16. All The Bits

17. You Say France And I Whistle

18. Blowin’ Your Nose 

19. Nose In Your Blow 

20. La Mambo

21. Go For Yourself 

22. Want A Danish

23. Here Comes Dumb George

24. Chickee Coo

25. Do It

26. Hang On Groovy 

27. Goodbye George 

28. Dum Dum George 

29. Walk And Talk 

30. The Wobble

31. Wobble And Ball


Previously Unissued


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