INFORMATION OM PRODUKTEN
The Deluxe Edition's first disc, "The Original Album Plus..." features the ten classic recordings that form the core of The Healing Game in addition to five bonus tracks, previously issued on singles or compilations, assembled together here for the first time: "Look What the Good People Done," "At the End of the Day," "The Healing Game," "Full Force Gale '96" and "St. Dominic's Preview."
"Disc 2 - Sessions & Collaborations" includes formative early versions of "The Healing Game" and "Fire in the Belly" and a variety of previously unreleased recordings including a jazz version of "The Healing Game," the full length version of "Sometimes We Cry," a cover of "A Kiss to Build a Dream On" and several previously unissued collaborations with rock & roll guitar hero Carl Perkins ("Boppin' the Blues," "Matchbox," "My Angel," and "All By Myself"). Disc 2 showcases blues legend John Lee Hooker on two tracks--"Don't Look Back" and "The Healing Game"-from Hooker's 1997 album Don't Look Back. Produced by Van Morrison and released the same day (March 4, 1997) as The Healing Game, Don't Look Back took home the Best Traditional Blues Album Grammy in 1998 while the title track won Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals. Disc 2 of The Healing Game (Deluxe Edition) closes with
Van collaborating with skiffle king Lonnie Donegan on a definitive interpretation of Jimmie Rodgers' "Mule Skinner Blues."
"Disc 3 - Live at Montreux 17 July 1997" finds Van at the peak of his on-stage powers soulfully roaring through an extraordinary live set featuring songs from The Healing Game alongside hits and personal favorites from his catalog; covers of Ray Charles ("Fool For You"), Anthony Newley ("Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me") and Sly Stone ("Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin))" and more. A muchsought-after concert performance, Van Morrison's Live at Montreux recording is officially available for the first time--with pristine state-of-the-art audio--on The Healing Game (Deluxe Edition).