Van Morrison at the Movies – Soundtrack Hits

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Van Morrison at the Movies - Soundtrack Hits
Greatest hits album by Van Morrison
Released 12 February 2007 (2007-02-12)
Recorded 1983-2006
Genre Rock
Length 74:37
Label EMI
Producer Van Morrison, Roger Waters, Nick Griffiths, Paddy Moloney, Robbie Robertson, Dick Rowe, Ted Templeman
Van Morrison chronology
Live at Austin City Limits Festival
(2006)
Van Morrison at the Movies - Soundtrack Hits
(2007)
The Best of Van Morrison Volume 3
(2007)

Van Morrison at the Movies – Soundtrack Hits is a compilation album by Northern Irish singer-songwriter Van Morrison, released in 2007 (see 2007 in music) comprising 19 songs as featured in various movies. The album was released on 12 February 2007 in the United Kingdom and February 13, 2007 in the United States. On the U.S. Billboard 200, the album debuted at #35, selling about 29,000 copies in its first week,[1] as of July 2007 it had sold 162,010 copies in the US. The album also debuted at #17 on the UK Top 75 Album Charts.[2]

Songs[edit]

All of the songs on the album had been previously released by Morrison, and most were recorded by him before being used in a movie. Two date back to his group Them, before he began to record as a solo artist. Two of the recordings, however, were previously unreleased, including a version of "Brown Eyed Girl" recorded specifically for the collection. The version of the album available for download on iTunes contains the song "These Are the Days". This song was used in the motion picture "Nine Months" and was originally released on Morrison's 1989 album Avalon Sunset.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Gloria" (performed by Them) (from The Outsiders)
  2. "Baby, Please Don't Go" (performed by Them) (from Wild at Heart)
  3. "Jackie Wilson Said (I'm in Heaven When You Smile)" (from The Pope of Greenwich Village and Queens Logic)
  4. "Domino (Live) (from Clean and Sober)
  5. "Moondance (Live) (from An American Werewolf in London) (previously unreleased version)
  6. "Queen of the Slipstream" (from Extreme Close-Up)
  7. "Wild Night" (from Twenty Four Seven)
  8. "Caravan" (Live with The Band - from The Last Waltz, 1976)
  9. "Wonderful Remark" (from The King of Comedy)
  10. "Brown Eyed Girl" (from Born on the 4 July) (previously unreleased version)
  11. "Days Like This" (from As Good as It Gets)
  12. "Into the Mystic" (Live) (from Patch Adams)
  13. "Hungry for Your Love" (from An Officer and a Gentleman)
  14. "Someone Like You" (from French Kiss and Bridget Jones's Diary)
  15. "Bright Side of the Road" (from Fever Pitch and Michael)
  16. "Have I Told You Lately" (from One Fine Day)
  17. "Real Real Gone" (from Donovan Quick)
  18. "Irish Heartbeat" (with the Chieftains) (from The Matchmaker)
  19. "Comfortably Numb" (Live with Roger Waters, The Band & The Rundfunk Orchestra & Choir - from The Wall Concert in Berlin, 1990) (from The Departed)
  • Track 5: Van Morrison vocal overdub 2006, original recording 1986.

iTunes extra tracks[edit]

  1. "These Are the Days" (Replaces "Caravan") (from Nine Months)
  2. "So Quiet in Here" (from The General)

Charts[edit]

Chart (2007) Peak
position
Australian Top 50 Albums[3] 29
Austrian Top 75 Albums[4] 34
Belgium (Flanders) 100 Albums[5] 70
Danish Top 40 Albums[6] 26
German Albums[7] 63
Netherlands Top 100 Albums[8] 16
New Zealand Top 50 Albums[9] 10
Norwegian Top 40 Albums[10] 8
Spanish Top 100 Albums[11] 17
Swedish Top 60 Albums[12] 12
Swiss Top 100 Albums[13] 98
UK Albums Chart[2] 17
US Billboard 200[14] 35
US Digital Albums[14] 35
US Rock Albums[14] 8

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Norah Rebounds To No. 1 In Post-Grammy Week", Billboard.com, February 21, 2007.
  2. ^ a b "Chart Archive: Top 40 Official UK Albums Archive – 24th February 2007". The Official Charts Company. Retrieved 15 July 2011. 
  3. ^ "Van Morrison – At the Movies – Soundtrack Hits (Album)" (ASP). Australian Charts. Hung Medien. Retrieved 15 July 2011. 
  4. ^ "Van Morrison – At the Movies – Soundtrack Hits (Album)" (ASP). Austrian Charts. Hung Medien. Retrieved 15 July 2011. 
  5. ^ "Van Morrison – At the Movies – Soundtrack Hits (Album)" (ASP). Ultratop (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 15 July 2011. 
  6. ^ "Van Morrison – At the Movies – Soundtrack Hits (Album)" (ASP). Danish Charts. Hung Medien. Retrieved 15 July 2011. 
  7. ^ "Chartverfolgung / MORRISON, VAN / Longplay". Music Line (in German). Media Control Charts. Retrieved 15 July 2011. 
  8. ^ "Van Morrison – At the Movies – Soundtrack Hits (Album)" (ASP). Dutch Charts. Hung Medien. Retrieved 15 July 2011. 
  9. ^ "Van Morrison – At the Movies – Soundtrack Hits (Album)" (ASP). New Zealand Charts. Hung Medien. Retrieved 15 July 2011. 
  10. ^ "Van Morrison – At the Movies – Soundtrack Hits (Album)" (ASP). Norwegian Charts. Hung Medien. Retrieved 15 July 2011. 
  11. ^ "Van Morrison – At the Movies – Soundtrack Hits (Album)" (ASP). Spanish Charts. Hung Medien. Retrieved 15 July 2011. 
  12. ^ "Van Morrison – At the Movies – Soundtrack Hits (Album)" (ASP). Swedish Charts. Hung Medien. Retrieved 15 July 2011. 
  13. ^ "Van Morrison – At the Movies – Soundtrack Hits (Album)" (ASP). Swiss Charts. Hung Medien. Retrieved 15 July 2011. 
  14. ^ a b c "At the Movies: Soundtrack Hits – Van Morrison". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 15 July 2011.