Van Morrison - Into the Music (Remastered) (1983/2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Van Morrison - Into the Music (Remastered) (1983/2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Van Morrison - Into the Music (Remastered) (1983/2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 62:27 minutes | 1.28 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

"Into the Music" is the 11th studio album by Northern Irish singer-songwriter Van Morrison, and was released in August 1979. It includes "Bright Side of the Road", which peaked at number 63 on the UK Singles Chart, and other songs in which Morrison sought to return to his more profound and transcendent style after the pop-oriented Wavelength. The record received favorable reviews from several music critics and was named as one of the year's best albums in the Pazz & Jop critics' poll.

"Into the Music may not seem like a great Van Morrison record, one of his very best, upon first listen, especially if you're trying to compare it to such masterpieces as Astral Weeks and Moondance, or even Tupelo Honey. Yet this is certainly one of his best records, one that is quietly winning and thoroughly ingratiating, sounding stronger, even irresistible, with each new spin. In a sense, this is the definitive post-classic-era Morrison, since it summarizes all of his attributes while showcasing each at a peak. Musically, this is a little harder and rootsier than its two predecessors, but only a little; this is still remarkably relaxed music, where the charm is in its ease of delivery and compositions. The difference, there's more grit in the performances, more substance in the songs, letting Van the craftsman shine through along with his spirituality and grace. There may be no masterworks on the level of his early-'70s records, but these are deft, subtle songs that are full-bodied songs, unlike their counterparts on this album's immediate predecessors or successors. There's little question that this is not a knockout record, and some could even be excused if they find its charms elusive – but once you've entered Van's sizable cult, few records sound as much like Morrison as this, a record that served as culmination of where he was coming from and served as blueprint for where he was going." (Stephen Thomas Erlewine, AMG)

1. Bright Side of the Road (3:47)
2. Full Force Gale (3:14)
3. Steppin' Out Queen (5:27)
4. Troubadours (4:41)
5. Rolling Hills (2:53)
6. You Make Me Feel so Free (4:09)
7. Angelou (6:51)
8. And the Healing Has Begun (8:02)
9. It's All in the Game (5:09)
10. You Know What They're Writing About (5:49)
11. Steppin' Out Queen (Alternative Take) (7:00)
12. Troubadours (Alternative Take) (5:30)

Van Morrison, vocals, guitar, harmonica
Herbie Armstrong, guitar, backing vocals
Pee Wee Ellis, tenor saxophone
David Hayes, bass
Mark Isham, trumpet, flugelhorn, piccolo trumpet
Mark Jordan, piano
Katie Kissoon, backing vocals
Toni Marcus, mandolin, violin, viola, stroviola
Peter Van Hooke, drums
John Allair, Hammond organ on "And the Healing Has Begun"
Ry Cooder, slide guitar on "Full Force Gale"
Zakir Hussain, tabla on "Bright Side of the Road" and "Steppin' Out Queen"
Robin Williamson, penny whistle on "Troubadours" and "Rolling Hills"
Kurt Wortman, drums on "Troubadours"

Digitally remastered

foobar2000 1.3.7 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1
log date: 2020-03-08 14:57:26

Analyzed: Van Morrison / Into the Music

DR Peak RMS Duration Track
DR10 -1.01 dB -12.97 dB 3:47 01-Bright Side of the Road
DR9 -1.00 dB -11.59 dB 3:14 02-Full Force Gale
DR10 -1.01 dB -13.42 dB 5:27 03-Steppin' Out Queen
DR10 -1.00 dB -14.27 dB 4:41 04-Troubadours
DR10 -1.01 dB -12.92 dB 2:53 05-Rolling Hills
DR11 -1.01 dB -13.96 dB 4:09 06-You Make Me Feel so Free
DR10 -1.01 dB -15.35 dB 6:51 07-Angelou
DR10 -1.01 dB -13.53 dB 8:02 08-And the Healing Has Begun
DR12 -1.01 dB -16.98 dB 5:09 09-It's All in the Game
DR9 -1.01 dB -14.27 dB 5:49 10-You Know What They're Writing About
DR12 -1.00 dB -15.71 dB 7:00 11-Steppin' Out Queen (Alternative Take)
DR12 -1.01 dB -15.02 dB 5:30 12-Troubadours (Alternative Take)

Number of tracks: 12
Official DR value: DR11

Samplerate: 96000 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 3008 kbps
Codec: FLAC

Thanks to the Original customer.