Van Morrison's album 'The Healing Game' is available here on 3xCD and LP.
The Healing Game marked an important transition for Van Morrison. After a period of crafting romantic ballads that found mainstream success, Van felt once more compelled to revisit the jazz and rhythm and blues-inspired style that influenced his earliest work. To accomplish this, Van put together a new band that featured such heavy hitters as saxophonist Pee Wee Ellis, Georgie Fame and bassist Alec Dankworth.
The new Deluxe Edition includes the original album plus two additional discs of rare and unreleased material featuring B-sides, session outtakes and duets with John Lee Hooker, Carl Perkins and B.B. King. Also included is the first official release of a performance at the Montreux Jazz Festival in the summer of 1997. Here, Morrison is in full control, eschewing his greatest hits for songs from The Healing Game, deep cuts from his extensive back catalogue and covers of Ray Charles, Tony Bennett and Sly & The Family Stone.