New York Sessions '67
by Van Morrison
Released: Jun 1999
Label: Lost Gold Records/Pilot6
These sessions yielded some of Van Mo's colossal hits, including karaoke staple "Brown Eyed Girl." Veteran Brill Building producer Bert Berns does his best to harness the energy of post-Them Morrison, who is frothing at the mouth on tracks like "Goodbye Baby (Baby Goodbye)," "He Ain't Give You None," and "Ro Ro Rosey." Morrison super-fans will take pleasure in the collection's versions of songs from Astral Weeks, including a tambourine-beating "T.B. Sheets" and "Madame George."