VAN MORRISON - TUPELO HONEY 12" LP Vinyl Album

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This album "VAN MORRISON - Tupelo Honey" Tupelo Honey is the fifth solo album by Northern Irish singer-songwriter Van Morrison. Van Morrison had written all of the songs on the album in Woodstock, New York before his move to Marin County, California, except for "You're My Woman", which he wrote during the recording sessions.

 

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"Tupelo Honey" Album Description:

Released in 1971, Van Morrison's "Tupelo Honey" stands as a radiant departure from his previous work. This 12" LP vinyl album, adorned with its warm, domestic gatefold cover, signaled a shift for the enigmatic Irish singer-songwriter.

"Tupelo Honey" finds Morrison trading the brooding intensity of his earlier records for mellower territory. He explores country, soul, and folk influences, creating a tapestry of heartfelt ballads and gentle grooves. The title track, a celebration of Southern domestic life, sets the tone for the album's easygoing, almost sun-dappled vibe.

This stylistic shift reflects a pivotal moment in Morrison's life. Having moved to Woodstock, New York, he was newly married and embracing a quieter chapter in his personal life. This change in circumstances manifested in his music, replacing fiery introspection with a sense of peace and simple pleasures.

Despite its gentler sound, "Tupelo Honey" is a remarkably consistent album. Tracks like "Wild Night" and "You're My Woman" showcase Morrison's soulful vocals and his ability to infuse a sense of yearning, even within these mellower soundscapes.

Van Morrison, as always, remained the driving force behind the album. His songwriting retains a poetic touch while drawing from these new influences. The production team, including Ted Templeman, helped craft a warm, organic sound that perfectly suits the album's mood.

"Tupelo Honey" may have surprised some Morrison fans accustomed to his more emotionally-charged output. It lacks the darkness and intensity of albums like "Astral Weeks" or "Moondance." However, it shines with undeniable warmth and soulfulness - a testament to Morrison's versatility and willingness to follow his creative instincts.

Music Genre:

Folk Rock 

Album Production Information:

The album: "VAN MORRISON - Tupelo Honey" was produced by: Van Morrison, Ted Templeman

Record Label Information:

Warner Bros WS 1950

Album Packaging:

Gatefold/FOC (Fold Open Cover) Album Cover Design with artwork / photos on the inside cover pages

Media Format:

12" LP Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 280 gram  

Year & Country:

1971 Made in USA
Personnel/Band Members and Musicians on: VAN MORRISON - Tupelo Honey
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Van Morrison - rhythm guitar, harmonica, vocals, backing vocals
  • Ronnie Montrose - electric and acoustic guitars, mandolin, backing vocals
  • Bill Church - bass
  • Rick Shlosser - drums
  • Connie Kay - drums on "Starting a New Life", "Tupelo Honey", "When That Evening Sun Goes Down" and "Old Old Woodstock"
  • Jack Schroer - alto, tenor and baritone saxophones
  • Mark Jordan - piano, electric piano
  • Gary Mallaber - percussion, vibraphone
  • John McFee - pedal steel guitar
  • Ted Templeman - organ on "Tupelo Honey"
  • Bruce Royston - flute
  • Luis Gasca - trumpet
  • "Boots" Houston - flute, backing vocals
  • Ellen Schroer - backing vocals
  • Janet Planet - backing vocals
Complete Track-listing of the album "VAN MORRISON - Tupelo Honey"

The detailed tracklist of this record "VAN MORRISON - Tupelo Honey" is:

    Side One:
  1. "Wild Night" - 3:33
  2. "(Straight to Your Heart) Like a Cannonball" - 3:43
  3. "Old Old Woodstock" - 4:17
  4. "Starting a New Life" - 2:10
  5. "You're My Woman" - 6:44
    Side Two:
  1. "Tupelo Honey" - 6:54
  2. "I Wanna Roo You (Scottish Derivative)" - 3:27
  3. "When That Evening Sun Goes Down" - 3:06
  4. "Moonshine Whiskey" - 6:48

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