Bang Masters

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Bang Masters
Bang masters cover.jpg
Compilation album by Van Morrison
Released February 1991
Recorded 1967
A&R Studios, New York
Century Sound, New York
Genre Rock & roll, R&B
Length 77:50
Label Epic, Legacy
Producer Bert Berns
Van Morrison chronology
The Best of Van Morrison
(1990)The Best of Van Morrison1990
Bang Masters
(1991)
The Best of Van Morrison Volume Two
(1993)The Best of Van Morrison Volume Two1993
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Christgau's Consumer Guide (3-star Honorable Mention)[2]

Bang Masters is a compilation album by Van Morrison released by Columbia's Legacy Records imprint in 1991. The tracks were remixed from the original multi-tracks and were given a wider stereo spread with less compression. The alternate version of "Brown Eyed Girl" included on this album was according to Bill Flannagan take six out of the twenty-two takes before the final form released in 1967 on Blowin' Your Mind!.[3]

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Van Morrison except as noted.

  1. "Brown Eyed Girl" – 3:03
  2. "Spanish Rose" (alternate version) – 3:52
  3. "Goodbye Baby (Baby Goodbye)" (Wes Farrell, Bert Russell) – 2:57
  4. "Ro Ro Rosey" – 3:03
  5. "Chick-A-Boom" (Bert Berns, Morrison) – 3:12
  6. "It's All Right" – 4:58
  7. "Send Your Mind" – 2:52
  8. "The Smile You Smile" – 2:54
  9. "The Back Room" – 5:30
  10. "Midnight Special" (traditional) – 2:45
  11. "T.B. Sheets" – 9:36
  12. "He Ain't Give You None" (alternate version) – 5:50
  13. "Who Drove the Red Sports Car?" – 5:39
  14. "Beside You" – 6:05
  15. "Joe Harper Saturday Morning" (alternate version) – 4:15
  16. "Madame George" – 5:17
  17. "Brown Eyed Girl" (alternate take) – 3:40
  18. "I Love You (The Smile You Smile)" – 2:22

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic Review
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (2000). "Van Morrison: Bang Masters". Christgau's Consumer Guide: Albums of the '90s. Macmillan Publishers. ISBN 0312245602. Retrieved 23 February 2017. 
  3. ^ Heylin. (2003). p152

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