The Best of Van Morrison Volume Two

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The Best of Van Morrison Volume Two
Greatest hits album by Van Morrison
Released 9 March 1993
Recorded Mostly 1984-1991
Genre Rock & roll
Length 74:37
Label Polydor
Producer Van Morrison
Van Morrison chronology
Hymns to the Silence
(1991)
The Best of Van Morrison Volume Two
(1993)
Too Long in Exile
(1993)

The Best of Van Morrison Volume Two is a compilation album by Northern Irish singer-songwriter Van Morrison released in 1993.

Morrison chose the tracks for this album himself. It is mostly drawn from his work during 1984-1991. "Real Real Gone" from the 1990 album Enlightenment was the only song included that was a fairly successful single. The other songs were not well known except for among longtime fans. They were a good example of his more idiosyncratic material that had been prevalent during this period when his work was mostly about spiritual searches for fulfillment. But also included were a 1960s Them cover of John Lee Hooker's "Don't Look Back" and "It's All Over Now Baby Blue" a Bob Dylan cover.

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Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Van Morrison except as indicated.

  1. "Real Real Gone"- 3:42
  2. "When Will I Ever Learn to Live in God?" - 5:39
  3. "Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child" (Traditional) - 4:27
  4. "In the Garden" - 5:46
  5. "A Sense of Wonder" - 7:12
  6. "I'll Tell Me Ma" (Traditional) - 2:31
  7. "Coney Island" - 2:03
  8. "Enlightenment" - 4:07
  9. "Rave on, John Donne/Rave On, Part 2" (Live) - 9:17
  10. "Don't Look Back" (John Lee Hooker) - 3:20
  11. "It's All Over Now, Baby Blue" (Bob Dylan) - 3:51
  12. "One Irish Rover" - 3:28
  13. "The Mystery" - 5:17
  14. "Hymns to the Silence" - 9:33
  15. "Evening Meditation" - 4:14