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Van Morrison ‘The Authorized Bang Collection’ – Out Now

April 28, 2017

A deluxe, library-standard 3CD collection from one of rock’s most prestigious and prolific songwriters, ‘The Authorized Bang Collection’ is out now.

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It’s the first official, comprehensive anthology of Morrison’s short-lived but furious Bang Records output in the ’60s and ’70s.

Disc One – The Original Masters

Original stereo mixes available for the first time on CD – including the archetypal ‘Brown Eyed Girl’ – plus the highly-prized original mono mixes of ‘Beside You’ and ‘Madame George’.

Disc Two – Bang Sessions & Rarities

Includes the much sought-after original edited mono single mix of ‘Brown Eyed Girl’ and previously unissued studio takes of ‘T.B. Sheets’, ‘Midnight Special’, ‘Beside You’ and more insightful outtakes.

Disc Three – Contractual Obligation Session

Demos that show Van’s incredible humor and give some insight into the frustrating close of his relationship with the label.

Full tracklisting for each CD is below.

Disc 1: The Original Masters (In stereo except where noted)

1. Brown Eyed Girl
2. He Ain’t Give You None
3. T.B. Sheets
4. Spanish Rose
5. Goodbye Baby (Baby Goodbye)
6. Ro Ro Rosey
7. Who Drove the Red Sports Car
8. Midnight Special
9. It’s All Right
10. Send Your Mind
11. The Smile You Smile
12. The Back Room
13. Joe Harper Saturday Morning
14. Beside You (mono)
15. Madame George (mono)
16. Chick-a-Boom (mono)
17. The Smile You Smile (Demo)

Disc 2: Bang Sessions & Rarities (* previously unissued)

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) *
14. Brown Eyed Girl (Takes 1-6) *
15. Brown Eyed Girl (Takes 7-11) *

Disc 3: Contractual Obligation Session (previously unissued)

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

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