New Bottles for Old Wine — Van Morrison and Moondance

I’m always impressed with artists that take a tune for which they are famous and change it in a way that is faithful to the original yet fresh.

In the mid 1990s Van Morrison started performing a “big band” version of Moondance, his hit from 25 years earlier.  Here’s one performance from 1995 that features Georgie Fame on organ.

I’ve always enjoyed this song and we will be adding it to the Top Shelf repertoire (with horns of course.)

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One thought on “New Bottles for Old Wine — Van Morrison and Moondance

  1. Thom Hickey May 18, 2014 at 6:53 am Reply

    Van can recast his songs so well because he is a complete musician with many musical traditions at his command and he is a very demanding bandleader! regards … Thom

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