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Moondance, Van Morrison Moondance by Van Morrison ranked # 65 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums list.

Moondance is the third solo album by Irish singer/songwriter Van Morrison, released in 1970 (see 1970 in music). The style blends R & B, country rock, and even jazz (most obviously on the title track).

Moondance is a celebration of rural living, with tales of growing up innocent out in the country. The album-opener, "And It Stoned Me", sets the tone for the album with its nostalgic sadness at being removed from the country. Songs like "And It Stoned Me", "Caravan" and "Into the Mystic" are mixed with tender love songs like "Crazy Love" and "Moondance".

Moondance peaked at #29 on Billboard's Pop Albums chart, while the only single released from the album, "Come Running", peaked at #39 on the Pop Singles chart.

In 2003, VH1 named Moondance the 32nd greatest album of all time. It is number 65 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

"Glad Tidings" was prominently featured in The Sopranos Season 5 finale.

"Everyone" was used over the closing scene and end credits of Wes Anderson's film The Royal Tenenbaums.

Track Listing
  1. And It Stoned Me
  2. Moondance
  3. Crazy Love
  4. Caravan
  5. Into the Mystic
  6. Come Running
  7. These Dreams of You
  8. Brand New Day
  9. Everyone
  10. Glad Tidings

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