VAN MORRISON - SAINT DOMINIC'S PREVIEW + BOOKLET 12" 170 grams LP VINYL

This album "VAN MORRISON - Saint Dominic's Preview" includes the original insert/booklet

"Saint Dominic's Preview" is the sixth solo album by Northern Irish singer-songwriter Van Morrison. It was released in July 1972 by Warner Bros. Records. Rolling Stone declared it "the best-produced, most ambitious Van Morrison record yet released."

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"Saint Dominic's Preview" Album Description:

Van Morrison's 1972 album "Saint Dominic's Preview" is a multi-faceted gem, showcasing his mastery of diverse musical styles and his penchant for enigmatic yet deeply personal songwriting. This 170-gram vinyl LP, especially when paired with its companion booklet, offers a rich listening experience steeped in both historical resonance and musical exploration.

Musically, "Saint Dominic's Preview" is a journey. Morrison deftly weaves together folk-influenced ballads, bluesy stomps, touches of jazz, and even bursts of near-gospel exuberance. The title track shifts between intimate acoustic guitar and soaring arrangements, while "Listen to the Lion" builds to a near-spiritual climax.

The album reflects Morrison's restless musical spirit. He wasn't afraid to experiment with different sounds or embrace extended instrumental passages. Yet, there's always a strong unifying force, his distinctive voice infused with a mix of soul, yearning, and a hint of poetic Belfast grit.

The production of "Saint Dominic's Preview" highlights the album's range. Some tracks have a raw, live energy, capturing the spontaneity of Morrison and his skilled band. Others are more polished, with strings and horns adding subtle layers to the mix.

The album's lyrical content is characteristically Morrison – filled with evocative imagery and open to multiple interpretations. He draws inspiration from his personal history, from childhood memories in Belfast to his present life in California. He references popular music, street scenes, and spiritual quests. The song "Jackie Wilson Said (I'm in Heaven When You Smile)" is both an homage to a musical hero and a playful assertion of personal joy.

Music Genre:

Folk Rock 

Album Production Information:

The album: "VAN MORRISON - Saint Dominic's Preview" was produced by: Ted Templeman, Van Morrison

Sound/Recording Engineer(s): Donn Landee, Bob Shumaker, Jim Gaines, Dave Brown, Steve Brandon

This album was recorded at: 1971-1972 at Wally Heider Studios & Pacific High Studios in San Francisco the Church in San Anselmo

Album cover photography: Michael Maggid

Record Label Information:

Green Warner Bros Records WB 46 172

Media Format:

12" LP Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram  

Year & Country:

1972 Made in Germany
Personnel/Band Members and Musicians on: VAN MORRISON - Saint Dominic's Preview

Band-members, Musicians and Performers

  • Van Morrison - vocals, acoustic, rhythm, twelve string guitars, backing vocals on "Listen to the Lion"
  • Jules Broussard - tenor saxophone, flute
  • Lee Charlton - drums on "Almost Independence Day"
  • Bill Church - bass
  • Ron Elliott - acoustic guitar on "Almost Independence Day"
  • "Boots" Houston - tenor saxophone, backing vocals
  • Mark Jordan - piano on "Listen to the Lion"
  • Connie Kay - drums on "Listen to the Lion"
  • Bernie Krause - moog synthesizer on "Almost Independence Day"
  • Gary Mallaber - drums, percussion, vibraphone
  • John McFee - steel guitar on "Saint Dominic's Preview"
  • Doug Messenger - electric and acoustic guitars
  • Ronnie Montrose - acoustic guitar, backing vocals on "Listen to the Lion"

    Ronnie Montrose born in 1947, in Denver, Colorado, etched his name in the world of rock history as a guitar virtuoso, producer, and influential figure in shaping the sound of hard rock and heavy metal. His remarkable career spanned several decades, marked by collaborations with iconic artists and the formation of his own groundbreaking band.

    Montrose's musical journey began in the 1970s when he joined the Edgar Winter Group. In 1972, Montrose joined the Edgar Winter Group, where he played guitar on their breakthrough album "They Only Come Out at Night." His contributions to hit songs like "Frankenstein" and "Free Ride" showcased his powerful guitar playing and solidified his reputation as a rising star in the rock world.

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    In 1973, the self-titled debut album, "Montrose," was released to critical acclaim. Featuring Sammy Hagar on vocals, the album is often hailed as a landmark in hard rock history. Songs like "Rock Candy" and "Bad Motor Scooter" showcased Montrose's ability to craft powerful, riff-driven anthems that resonated with a generation hungry for a new sound.

    Ronnie Montrose's talent extended beyond performing; he emerged as a sought-after producer in the rock scene. His production credits include albums for artists such as Van Morrison and Gary Wright, further solidifying his reputation as a multifaceted force in the industry.

    As the 1980s unfolded, Montrose continued to evolve his musical identity. His work with the band Gamma showcased a more melodic and polished side of his artistry, blending elements of hard rock with a touch of AOR sensibility. The Gamma albums, including "Gamma 1" and "Gamma 2," demonstrated Montrose's versatility and willingness to explore different sonic landscapes.

    Throughout his career, Ronnie Montrose collaborated with a diverse array of musicians, reflecting his open-minded approach to music. His ability to adapt to changing musical landscapes kept his contributions relevant and impactful, earning him respect among peers and fans alike.

    Tragically, Ronnie Montrose passed away in 2012, leaving behind a legacy that continues to inspire generations of guitarists and rock enthusiasts. His influence can be heard in the music of countless artists who have drawn inspiration from his innovative approach to the guitar and his significant contributions to the evolution of rock and roll.

  • Mark Naftalin - piano, moog synthesizer
  • Pat O'Hara - trombone on "Saint Dominic's Preview" and "Gypsy"
  • Janet Planet - backing vocals
  • Tom Salisbury - piano, organ
  • Rick Shlosser - drums[20]
  • Ellen Schroer - backing vocals
  • Jack Schroer - alto and baritone saxophones
  • Mark Springer - backing vocals on "Saint Dominic's Preview" and "Redwood Tree"
  • Leroy Vinnegar - double bass on "Almost Independence Day"
Complete Track-listing of the album "VAN MORRISON - Saint Dominic's Preview"

The detailed tracklist of this record "VAN MORRISON - Saint Dominic's Preview" is:

Side One:

  1. "Jackie Wilson Said (I'm in Heaven When You Smile)" - 2:57
  2. "Gypsy" - 4:36
  3. "I Will Be There" - 3:01
  4. "Listen to the Lion" - 11:07

Side Two:

  1. "Saint Dominic's Preview" - 6:23
  2. "Redwood Tree" - 3:03
  3. "Almost Independence Day" - 10:05

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Green coloured Warner Bros WB 46172 Record Label Details: GEMA ℗ 1972, "MADE IN GERMANY" near 5'o clock of the record label

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