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In December 1972.

In December 1972, “Columbia” label released “Gypsy Cowboy”, the third New Riders of the Purple Sage album. It was recorded in 1972, and was produced by Stephen Barncard.


  • John Dawson- rhythm guitar, lead vocals, 1st joint lead vocal
  • David Nelson- lead guitar, dobro, mandolin, bagpipes, lead vocals, 2nd joint lead vocal
  • Dave Torbert- bass, acoustic guitar, lead vocals, 3rd joint lead vocal
  • Buddy Cage- pedal steel guitar
  • Spencer Dryden- drums
  • Darlene DiDomenico – backing vocals
  • Donna Jean Godchaux- backing vocals
  • Richard Greene – violin
  • Mark Naftalin- piano
  • Jack Schroer- saxophone
  • Recording engineers: Stephen Barncard, Dave Brown, Ellen Burke
  • Cover art: Lore Orion
  • Liner notes: John Tobler

Track listing:

  1. Gypsy Cowboy – Dave Torbert
  2. Whiskey – John Dawson
  3. Groupie – Dave Torbert
  4. Sutter’s Mill – John Dawson
  5. Death and Destruction – John Dawson
  6. Linda – John Dawson
  7. On My Way Back Home – Dave Torbert
  8. Superman – John Dawson
  9. She’s No Angel – Wanda Ballman
  10. Long Black Veil – Danny Dill, Marijohn Wilkin
  11. Sailin’ – John Dawson

In October 1974.

In October 1974, “Warner Bros” label released “Veedon Fleece”, the eighth Van Morrison studio album. It was recorded 1973 – 1974, at “Caledonia Studios” California and “Mercury Studios” in New York, and was produced by Van Morrison.The album cover photography was by Tom Collins.


  • Van Morrison – vocal, guitar
  • Ralph Walsh, John Tropea- guitar
  • David Hayes, Joe Macho – bass
  • Dahaud Shaar (David Shaw) – drums
  • Allan Schwartzberg- drums Nathan Rubin – violin
  • Terry Adams – viola
  • James Rothermel – flute, recorder
  • Jack Schroer- soprano saxophone
  • James Trumbo, Jef Labes- piano
  • Engineers: Jim Stern, Dahaud Shaar (David Shaw), Jean Shaar, Elvin Campbell
  • Art Direction: Ed Caraeff
  • Arrangements: Van Morrison, Jef Labes (stringand woodwind)
  • Remastering: Ian Cooper, Walter Samuel

Track listing:

All tracks by Van Morrison

  1. Fair Play
  2. Linden Arden Stole the Highlights
  3. Who Was That Masked Man
  4. Streets of Arklow
  5. You Don’t Pull No Punches, But You Don’t Push the River
  6. Bulbs
  7. Cul de Sac
  8. Comfort You
  9. Come Here My Love
  10. Country Fair

In August 1973.

In August 1973, “Warner Bros” label released “Hard Nose the Highway”, the seventh Van Morrison  studio album. It was recorded August – October 1972, at “Caledonia Studio”, and was produced by Van Morrison.


  • Van Morrison – acoustic guitar, vocals
  • Jack Schroer– tenor, alto, baritone and soprano saxophones
  • Jules Broussard – tenor saxophone, flute
  • Joseph Ellis – trumpet
  • Bill Atwood– trumpet
  • Nathan Rubin – violin
  • Zaven Melikian – violin
  • Nancy Ellis – viola
  • Theresa “Terry” Adams – cello
  • John Tenney – violin
  • Michael Gerling – violin
  • Jef Labes– piano
  • John Platania– guitar
  • David Hayes– bass
  • Gary Mallaber– vibraphone, drums
  • Rick Shlosser– drums
  • Marty David – bass
  • Jackie De Shannon– backing vocals
  • Oakland Symphony Chamber Chorus
  • Spirit, morale, laughter – Ed Fletcher (alias Iversen)
  • Engineers: Neil Schwartz, Jim Stern
  • Arrangers: Van Morrison, Jef Labes (strings), Jack Schroer, (horns)
  • Cover art: Rob Springett

Track listing:

All tracks by Van Morrison, except where noted.

  1. Snow in San Anselmo
  2. Warm Love
  3. Hard Nose the Highway
  4. Wild Children
  5. The Great Deception
  6. Bein’ Green – Joe Raposo
  7. Autumn Song
  8. Purple Heather – traditional

In July 1972.

In July 1972, “Warner Bros” label released “Saint Dominic’s Preview”, the sixth Van Morrison studio album. It was recorded 1971 – 1972, at “Wally Heider Studios”, “Pacific High Studios” in San Francisco, “The Church” in San Anselmo, California,  and was produced by Ted Templeman and Van Morrison.


  • Van Morrison— vocals, acoustic, rhythm and twelve string guitar, backing vocals, arrangements
  • Jules Broussard — tenor saxophone, flute
  • Lee Charlton — drums
  • Bill Church— bass
  • Ron Elliott— acoustic guitar
  • “Boots” Houston — tenor saxophone, backing vocals
  • Mark Jordan — piano
  • Connie Kay— drums
  • Bernie Krause— Moog synthesizer
  • Gary Mallaber— drums, percussion, vibraphone
  • John McFee— steel guitar
  • Doug Messenger — electric and acoustic guitars
  • Ronnie Montrose— acoustic guitar, backing vocals
  • Mark Naftalin— piano, Moog synthesizer
  • Pat O’Hara — trombone
  • Janet Planet — backing vocals
  • Tom Salisbury — piano, organ
  • Rick Shlosser- drums
  • Ellen Schroer — backing vocals
  • Jack Schroer— alto and baritone saxophones
  • Mark Springer — backing vocals
  • Leroy Vinnegar— double bass
  • Engineers: Donn Landee, Bob Schumaker, Jim Gaines, Dave Brown, Steve Brandon
  • Mixing: Donn Landee, Bob Schumaker
  • Photography: Michael Maggid
  • Arrangements – Tom Salisbury
  • Remastering – Tim Young, Walter Samuel

Track listing:

All tracks by Van Morrison.

  1. Jackie Wilson Said (I’m in Heaven When You Smile)
  2. Gypsy
  3. I Will Be There
  4. Listen to the Lion
  5. Saint Dominic’s Preview
  6. Redwood Tree
  7. Almost Independence Day




On November 15, 1970.


On November 15, 1970, “Warner Bros” label released “His Band and the Street Choir”, the fourth Van Morrison studio album. It was recorded March–July 1970, at the “A&R Recording Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Van Morrison.


  • Van Morrison –guitar, harmonica, tenor saxophone, vocals
  • Judy Clay– backing vocals
  • Alan Hand – piano, Hammond organ, celeste
  • Emily Houston– backing vocals
  • Keith Johnson –trumpet, Hammond organ
  • John Klingberg –bass
  • John Platania– electric and acoustic guitars, mandolin
  • Jack Schroer– soprano, alto, and baritone saxophones, piano
  • Dahaud Shaar (David Shaw) –drums, percussion, bass clarinet, backing vocals
  • Jackie Verdell– backing vocals

The Street Choir

  • Larry Goldsmith
  • Janet Planet
  • Andrew Robinson
  • Ellen Schroer
  • Dahaud Shaar (David Shaw)
  • Martha Velez
  • Dahaud Shaar – assistant producer
  • Elliot Scheiner– production coordinator, engineer
  • Dixon Van Winkle, Ed Anderson, Mark Harman, Richard Lubash – assisting engineers
  • David Gahr– photography
  • Janet Planet – album design

Track listing:

All tracks by Van Morrison.

  1. Domino
  2. Crazy Face
  3. Give Me a Kiss (Just One Sweet Kiss)
  4. I’ve Been Working
  5. Call Me Up in Dreamland
  6. I’ll Be Your Lover, Too
  7. Blue Money
  8. Virgo Clowns
  9. Gypsy Queen
  10. Sweet Jannie
  11. If I Ever Needed Someone
  12. Street Choir



On October 25, 1977.


On October 25, 1977, “Columbia” label released “Watermark”, the third Art Garfunkel solo studio album. It was recorded in 1977, and was produced by Art Garfunkel and Phil Ramone. The album cover photo was taken by actress Laurie Bird, Garfunkel’s girlfriend.


  • Art Garfunkel – vocals
  • Derek Bell – harmonica
  • Stephen Bishop– guitar, background vocals
  • Paul Simon– acoustic guitar, vocals
  • James Taylor– vocals
  • Paul Desmond– alto saxophone
  • Bob Dorough– vocals
  • Pete Carr– guitar
  • Tommy Vig– vibraphone, background vocals
  • Leah Kunkel– background vocals
  • Ralph MacDonald– percussion
  • Jimmy Webb– keyboards
  • Barry Beckett– piano
  • David Campbell– arranger
  • David Crosby– background vocals
  • Christopher Dedrick – arranger
  • Fred Farell – vocals
  • Joe Farrell– flute, English horn, oboe
  • Martin Fay– fiddle
  • Carol Flamm – vocals
  • Steve Gadd– drums
  • Jimmie Haskell– arranger
  • Ed Hasselbrink – vocals
  • Roger Hawkins– drums
  • Shelley Hirsch – vocals
  • David Hood– bass
  • Jimmy Johnson– guitar
  • Craig Krampf– percussion
  • Thomas Latondre – percussion, handclapping
  • Tony Levin– bass
  • Paddy Moloney– uilleann pipes, tin whistle
  • Hugh McCracken– guitar
  • Oklahoma Uni Chorale – vocals
  • Joe Osborn– bass
  • Bill Payne– synthesizer
  • Tom Roady – percussion
  • Jack Schroer– saxophone
  • Rick Shlosser– drums
  • Alexandra Stavrou – vocals
  • Richard Tee– electric piano
  • Michael Tubridy– flute
  • Seán Keane– fiddle

Track listing:

All tracks by Jimmy Webb; except where noted

  1. Crying in My Sleep
  2. Marionette
  3. Shine It on Me
  4. Watermark
  5. Saturday Suit
  6. All My Love’s Laughter
  7. (What a) Wonderful World – Herb Alpert, Sam Cooke, Lou Adler
  8. Shuck’n Jive
  9. Paper Chase
  10. She Moved Through the Fair – Traditional
  11. Someone Else (1958)
  12. Wooden Planes


On February 28, 1970.

Van Morrison Moondance

On February 28, 1970, “Warner Bros” label released “Moondance”, the third Van Morrison studio album. “Moondance” was recorded from August to December 1969, at “A & R Studios” in New York, and was produced by Lewis Merenstein and Van Morrison.The album became critical and commercial success, in 1996, it was certified triple platinum by the “Recording Industry Association of America,” In 1989 magazine “Spin” ranked “Moondance” at number 21 at list of the “All-time 25 greatest albums”; in 1999, the album was inducted into the “Grammy Hall of Fame”; in 2003, magazine “Rolling Stone” ranked “Moondance” at number 65 on its list of the “500 greatest albums of all time”; in 2006 Time” included the album in its list of “The All-Time 100 Albums”, and in 2007, the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame” named it as one of their “Definitive 200” albums, ranking it 72nd.



  • Van Morrison– vocals, guitar, rhythm guitar, tambourine, harmonica,
  • Jack Schroer– alto and soprano saxophones
  • Collin Tilton – flute, tenor saxophone
  • Jef Labes– organ, piano, clavinet
  • John Platania– guitar, rhythm guitar
  • John Klingberg – bass
  • Gary Mallaber– drums, vibraphone
  • Guy Masson – conga
  • Emily Houston– backing vocals
  • Judy Clay– backing vocals
  • Jackie Verdell– backing vocals

Track listing

All compositions by Van Morrison.

  1. And it stoned me
  2. Moondance
  3. Crazy love
  4. Caravan
  5. Into the music
  6. Come running
  7. These dreams of you
  8. Brand new day
  9. Everyone
  10. Glad tidings