The Healing Game is the twenty-sixth studio album by Northern Irish singer-songwriter Van Morrison, released in 1997 (see 1997 in music).The 30 June 2008 reissued and remastered version of the album contains a take of the "Rough God Goes Riding" B-side "At the End of the Day". "Rough God Goes Riding" from this album was listed as one of the standout tracks from the six album reissue.
After the success of the first Classics delivers the musical range of the singer-songwriters enough good material to ease a second part to compile. This time with gems of artists we missed out on some one like Sting, Cat Stevens and Lyle Lovett, and also the old stalwarts such as Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell and Paul Simon. The song was inspired by Mitchell's room in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City. The inspiration for the first verse comes partly from the distinct decor of her apartment. While in Philadelphia, Mitchell and friends had made a mobile from shards of colored glass they had found in the street and wire coat hangers. VanWarmer was inspired to write Just When I Needed You Most by a devastating breakup with a girlfriend: he wrote the song six months after that breakup co-writing it with Tony Wilson of the group Hot Chocolate two years before it became a hit.
The Greatest Singer-Songwriter Hits Vol. 2 - this double CD is the successor to the very successful first part and was several weeks at the top spot of the album chart. As to the first part this album again contains the greatest hits of the popular singer-songwriters of our time, in combination with some big names / hits from the past decade.
The Greatest Singer-Songwriter Hits is het begin van een nieuw concept rondom de grootste hits en namen in het singer-songwriter genre.
Deze 2CD bevat de grootste hits van de huidige generatie singer-songwrtiters, waaronder Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, Hozier, Paolo Nutini, Ben Howard, James Bay, Dotan en Damien Rice.
Days Like This is the twenty-third studio album by Northern Irish singer-songwriter Van Morrison, released in 1995. It is a diverse group of songs offering a variety of moods and styles. It ranked No. 5 on the UK album charts and was nominated for the Mercury Prize. His daughter, singer-songwriter Shana Morrison performed duets with her father on two tracks, "You Don't Know Me" and "I'll Never Be Free". "Ancient Highway" was nine minutes long and contained the words "praying to my higher self/Don't let me down". It is said to be the one song on the album where he comes closest to following his muse. The title track has continued to be a popular song in concert to the present day.
After the success of the first Classics delivers the musical range of the singer-songwriters enough good material to make a second part to be able to build. This time with gems of artists that we missed on the first part such as Sting, Janis Ian, Cat Stevens, Lyle Lovett, and even the old stalwarts such as Leonard Cohen, Chris Rea, Bob Dylan, JJ Cale, Joni Mitchell and Paul Simon.
Pure… Singer/Songwriter is a brave album that showcases strong song writing, sometimes by avoiding the artists most prominent work in lieu of a lesser known piece. Simon & Garfunkel, John Denver, Lou Reed, Bob Marley, Van Morrison, George Michael and Bruce Hornsby are all represented by one of their better known tracks. However, Bowie, Hall & Oates, Alicia Keys, Nillson and even Sarah Bareilles are represented but obscure tracks. As well as the well known artists this compilation also goes back to includes lesser known artists from the 60s and 70s such as Colin Blunstone, Laura Nyro and Phoebe Snow.