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Van Morrison - The Healing Game (1997) Expanded Remastered 2008

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Van Morrison - The Healing Game (1997) Expanded Remastered 2008

Van Morrison - The Healing Game (1997) Expanded Remastered 2008
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 339 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 133 Mb | Scans ~ 84 Mb
Label: Exile Productions Ltd., Polydor | # 5308757 | Time: 00:58:24
Singer/Songwriter, Pop/Rock, Folk Rock, Blues, Blue-Eyed Soul

Van Morrison never stopped recording during the 1990s, but for a little while it seemed as if he was disconnected from his muse. It wasn't so much his series of jazz cover albums – he'd return to this vein often in subsequent decades – but his songwriting that showed signs bitterness, particularly on 1995's Days Like This, where he seemed dismissive of the very notion of being a songwriter. In that light, it's hard not to see 1997's The Healing Game as a rejuvenation. Indeed, the album's very title suggests that Morrison is in the process of mending fences and reconnecting with a sense of joy, a process that began during his deep dive into Mose Allison and other bluesy jazz artists in the mid-'90s. Morrison retains that sense of swing on The Healing Game – he also retains keyboardist Georgie Fame, who would become a fixture on Morrison's albums over the next two decades – and it invigorates a set of songs that aren't necessarily all that different from what he's been writing as of late; he's still specializing in ballads, blues, and folk-rock colored by R&B. The subtle differences make a difference, though, whether they lie in the lyrics or, especially, the music, which feels warmer and more relaxed than the album's relatively recent companions. Morrison seems at home within the easy grooves of The Healing Game, and while that alone is enough to make the album worth revisits, it's also true the album boasts a sturdy selection of songs, highlighted by the meditative title track, the searching "Rough God Goes Riding," and the impassioned "Fire in the Belly."

Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Allmusic.com

Cranky, sly, dour, ecstatic, Van Morrison treads his own stubborn pilgrimage through blues, jazz, R&B, Celtic rays, and their ineffable junction in his own music. This 1997 album distills the renewed focus on blues and jazz sources that shaped much of his '90s work, noteworthy for its concision–this is one of his leanest, least expository sets in recent years, paring the arrangements down to the guts of the generally fine material. "Rough God Goes Riding" kicks off, an archetypal Morrison anthem that could have fit snugly on Moondance, no mean achievement after all these years, yet consistent with this marathon runner's ability to turn up vivid images and engaging grooves. There's a decided gospel fervor to the interplay of the frontman's salty vocals and his soulful choral partners, never more so than on the sublime title song.

Review by Sam Sutherland

Van Morrison - The Healing Game (1997) Expanded Remastered 2008



Tracklist:

01. Rough God Goes Riding (6:19)
02. Fire in the Belly (6:34)
03. This Weight (4:37)
04. Waiting Game (5:56)
05. Piper at the Gates of Dawn (3:53)
06. Burning Ground (5:38)
07. It Once Was My Life (5:11)
08. Sometimes We Cry (5:14)
09. If You Love Me (5:01)
10. The Healing Game (5:27)

Bonus Track:
11. At the End of the Day (4:32)


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Van Morrison / The Healing Game

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Van Morrison - The Healing Game (1997) Expanded Remastered 2008

Van Morrison - The Healing Game (1997) Expanded Remastered 2008

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