Moondance is getting re-released in luxurious fashoin this September and for the latest version of his 1969 classic Van Morrison is going all out. A press release says that this new edition will be spread across five discs, spanning a remastered version of the original album all the way to multiple takes and alternate versions of album classics.
“I Shall Sing” is being pegged as the package’s highlight. A previously unheard but finished song from the Moondance sessions that while heard live and on various bootlegs, has never been formally and officially released. This collection aims to fix that; the song is included seven times in the set.
The whole shebang drops on September 30th through Warner Brothers and also includes ten versions of “Caravan,” 7-takes of “Brand New Day” and so on and so forth. So basically, it’s real, real bloated.