Van Morrison’s ‘His Band and the Street Choir’ is his fourth solo album (featuring ‘Domino’) released on November 15, 1970 by Warner Bros. Records.
Track Listing : 1.Domino (Van Morrison) – 03:06 . 2.Crazy Face (Van Morrison) – 02:56 . 3.Give Me A Kiss (Just One Sweet Kiss) – 02:30 . 4.I’Ve Been Working (Van Morrison) – 03:25 . 5.Call Me Up In Dreamland (Van Morrison) – 03:52 . 6.I’Ll Be Your Lover, Too (Van Morrison) – 03:57 . 7.Blue Money (Van Morrison) – 03:40 . 8.Virgo Clowns (Van Morrison) – 04:10 . 9.Gypsy Queen (Van Morrison) – 03:16 . 10.Sweet Jannie (Van Morrison) – 02:11 . 11.If I Ever Needed Someone (Van Morrison) – 03:45 . 12.Street Choir (Van Morrison) – 04:43
Musicians : Van Morrison – Guitar, Harmonica, Tenor Saxophone, Vocal . Judy Clay – Backing Vocals On (11) . Alan Hand – Piano, Hammond Organ, Celeste . Emily Houston – Backing Vocals On (11) . Keith Johnson – Trumpet, Hammond Organ . John Klingberg – Bass . John Platania – Electric And Acoustic Guitars, Mandolin . Jack Schroer – Soprano, Altoand Baritone Saxophones, Piano . Dahaud Shaar – Drums, Percussion, Bass Clarinet, Backing Vocals . Jackie Verdell – Backing Vocals On (11) . The Street Choir – Backing Vocals . Larry Goldsmith – Backing Vocals . Janet Planet – Backing Vocals . Andrew Robinson – Backing Vocals . Ellen Schroer – Backing Vocals . Martha Velez – Backing Vocals
Production : Produced By Van Morrison . Dahaud Shaar – Assistant Producer . Elliot Scheiner – Engineer . Dixon Van Winkle – Assisting Engineer . Ed Anderson – Assisting Engineer . Mark Harman – Assisting Engineer . Richard Lubash – Assisting Engineer
Package : David Gahr – Photography . Janet Planet – Album Design
Recorded March–July 1970 At The A&R Recording Studios, New York City.
Released On November 15, 1970 By Warner Bros. Records.
In his own mysterious way. Van Morrison continues to shake his head, strum his guitar and to sing his songs. He knows it’s too late to stop now and he quit trying to a long, long time ago. […]
As befits hits, “Domino” and especially “Blue Money” are more celebratory if no more joyous than anything on Moondance, showing off his loose, allusive white r&b at its most immediate. And while half of side two is comparatively humdrum, I play it anyway. […]
A change of pace, a change of tack. Has anyone noticed ( and i’m sure you have ) just how great this album sounds? Produced by Morrison himself and recorded with a variety of engineers and session guys – it just exudes warmth and groove. Warmth and groove, that’s right! […]