In February 1982.

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In February 1982, “Mercury” label released “Beautiful Vision”, the thirteenth Van Morrison studio album. It was recorded in 1981, at “The Record Plant” in Sausalito, California.

Personnel:

  • Van Morrison— guitar, electric piano, vocals
  • David Hayes— bass
  • Mark Isham— synthesizer, trumpet
  • Rob Wasserman— bass guitar
  • John Allair — organ
  • Herbie Armstrong — acoustic guitar
  • Pee Wee Ellis— tenor and baritone saxophones, flute
  • Tom Donlinger — drums
  • Sean Fulsom — Uilleann pipes
  • Chris Hayes — guitar
  • Mark Knopfler— guitar
  • Pauline Lozana — backing vocals
  • Gary Mallaber— drums
  • Chris Michie— guitar
  • Michele Segan — percussion
  • Annie Stocking — backing vocals
  • Bianca Thornton— backing vocals
  • Peter Van Hooke— drums
  • Engineers: Jim Stern and Hugh Murphy
  • Assistant Engineer: Ann Fry
  • Business Arrangements: Paul Charles
  • Cover Concept, Photograph and Design: Rudi Legname

Track listing:

  1. Celtic Ray
  2. Northern Muse – Solid Ground
  3. Dweller on the Threshold – music Van Morrison; lyrics Van Morrison, Hugh Murphy
  4. Beautiful Vision
  5. She Gives Me Religion
  6. Cleaning Windows
  7. Vanlose Stairway
  8. Aryan Mist – music Van Morrison; lyrics Van Morrison, Hugh Murphy
  9. Across the Bridge Where Angels Dwell – music Van Morrison; lyrics Van Morrison, Hugh Murphy
  10. Scandinavia
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