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Van Morrison: At The Movies

Van Morrison - At The Movies CD collection cover When Martin Scorsese chose "Comfortably Numb" for his oscar-winning film "The Departed" last year, he was following the example set by many previous film directors. Van Morrison's songs have graced many films over his long and successful career. So many films have benefitted from his music that it would require a very large album to contain them all. "At The Movies" is an excellent selection of his best movie songs to highlight this significant though sometimes overlooked part of his cultural contribution. To mention just a few examples, there is a live and previously unreleased recording of "Moondance" (as used on "An American Werewolf in London"), "Caravan" from "The Last Waltz", as well as "Gloria" and "Baby Please Don't Go" as sung by "Them" on "The Outsiders" and "Wild at Heart" respectively. The complete track list is given below and includes some live and rare recordings. Here are links to a videostream of Van singing "Days Like This" (used on the Jack Nicholson film "As Good as it Gets"):

Van Morrison: At The Movies is an excellent collection of tracks by a single artist whose songs have contributed significantly to many different soundtracks over a number of years. The album is available from Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com.

Track listing:

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  • Gloria (performed by Them) - from "The Outsiders"
  • Baby Please Don’t Go (performed by Them) - from "Wild At Heart"
  • Jackie Wilson Said (I’m In Heaven When You Smile) - from "Pope Of Greenwich Village"
  • Domino (live) - from "Clean & Sober"
  • Moondance (recorded live in 1986 and previously unreleased) - from "An American Werewolf In London"
  • Queen Of The Slipstream - from "Extreme Close-Up"
  • Wild Night - from "Thelma & Louise"
  • Caravan (live) - from "The Last Waltz"
  • Wonderful Remark - from "King Of Comedy"
  • Brown Eyed Girl - from "Born On The 4th Of July"
  • Days Like This - from "As Good As It Gets"
  • Into The Mystic (live) - from "Patch Adams"
  • Hungry For Your Love - from "An Officer And A Gentleman"
  • Someone Like You - from "French Kiss"
  • Bright Side Of The Road - from "Fever Pitch"
  • Have I Told You Lately? - from "One Fine Day"
  • Real Real Gone - from "Donovan Quick"
  • Irish Heartbeat (with Chieftains) - "The Matchmaker"
  • Comfortably Numb (live) - from "The Departed"

Van Morrison's UK tour continues in April with the following dates:

  • Manchester, Bridgewater Hall - April 6th and 7th
  • Oxford, New Theatre - April 13th
  • Cardiff, Millennium Centre - April 14th