In August 1979.

In August 1979, “Mercury” label released “Into the Music”, the eleventh Van Morrison studio album. It was recorded in 1979, at “Record Plant” in Sausalito, and was produced by Van Morrison and Mick Glossop.

Personnel:

  • Van Morrison – vocals, guitar, harmonica
  • Herbie Armstrong – guitar, backing vocals
  • Pee Wee Ellis– tenor saxophone
  • David Hayes– bass
  • Mark Isham– trumpet, flugelhorn, piccolo trumpet
  • Mark Jordan – piano
  • Katie Kissoon– backing vocals
  • Toni Marcus – mandolin, violin, viola, stroviola
  • Peter Van Hooke– drums
  • John Allair – organ
  • Ry Cooder– slide guitar
  • Zakir Hussain– tabla
  • Robin Williamson– penny whistle
  • Kurt Wortman – drums
  • Assistant producer, recorded, mixed by: Mick Glossop
  • Assistant Engineers: Alex Kash, Leslie Ann Jones
  • Horn arrangements: Pee Wee Ellis, Mark Isham
  • Coordination: Richard Freeman, Ed Fletcher
  • Photography, design: Norman Seeff

Track listing:

All tracks by Van Morrison, except where noted.

  1. Bright Side of the Road
  2. Full Force Gale
  3. Steppin’ Out Queen
  4. Troubadours
  5. Rolling Hills
  6. You Make Me Feel So Free
  7. Angeliou
  8. And the Healing Has Begun
  9. It’s All in the Game – Charles Dawes, Carl Sigman
  10. You Know What They’re Writing About
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