Van Morrison is one of those rare artist that is considered a major player despite having very few Top 40 hits.

The highest Morrison ever got on the charts was #9 with his late 1970 hit 'Domino.' Still, Morrison's Cd's sell in the millions and his concerts are true events.

Now, Warner Brothers has announced that it will release a very expanded version of Morrison's 1970 album, 'Moondance.'

I know that box sets and expanded releases aren't everyone's cup of tea. Not every fan wants to hear alternate takes and outtakes from recording sessions, but for the true Van Morrison fan, this should be very interesting.

Warner Brothers will revisit the record with a trio of remastered editions, all available on Oct. 22: a single-disc straight reissue, a double-disc expanded version and a mammoth five-disc box that adds three discs of previously unreleased material, a Blu-ray with high-resolution 48K 24 bit PCM stereo and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround sound audio of original album and a booklet featuring liner notes by original engineer Elliot Scheiner.

The press release promises a treasure trove of audio riches for Morrison fans, including an unheard version of 'Into the Mystic' that you can stream now courtesy of Rolling Stone.

Here is the track listing for the expanded 'Moondance' release:

 

Van Morrison 'Moondance' Deluxe Edition Track Listing
Disc One
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'

Disc Two
1. 'What do we call this Van?'
2. 'Caravan' (Take 1)
3. 'Caravan' (Takes 2-3)
4. 'Caravan' (Take 4)
5. 'Caravan' (Takes 5-6)
6. 'Caravan' (Take 7)
7. 'Caravan' (Take 8)
8. 'I’ve Been Working' (Early Version Take 1)
9. 'I’ve Been Working' (Early Version Take 2)
10. 'I’ve Been Working' (Early Version Take 5)
11. 'Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out' (Outtake)
12. 'I Shall Sing' (Take 1)
13. 'I Shall Sing' (Takes 2-3)
14. 'I Shall Sing' (Takes 4-6)
15. 'I Shall Sing' (Take 7)
16. 'I Shall Sing' (Takes 8-12)
17. 'I Shall Sing' (Take 13)

Disc Three
1. 'Into the Mystic' (Take 10)
2. 'Into the Mystic' (Take 11)
3. 'Into the Mystic' (Takes 12-13)
4. 'Into the Mystic' (Takes 14-16)
5. 'Into the Mystic' (Take 17)
6. 'Brand New Day' (Take 1)
7. 'Brand New Day' (Take 2)
8. 'Brand New Day' (Take 3)
9. 'Brand New Day' (Take 4)
10. 'Brand New Day' (Takes 5-6)
11. 'Brand New Day' (Take 7)
12. 'Glad Tidings (Take 1)
13. 'Glad Tidings (Takes 2-4)
14. 'Glad Tidings (Takes 7-8)
15. 'Glad Tidings (Take 9)
16. 'Caravan Redo' (Takes 1-2)
17. 'Caravan Redo' (Take 3)

Disc Four
1. 'Come Running' (Take 1)
2. 'Come Running' (Take 2)
3. 'Come Running' (Takes 3-4)
4. 'Come Running' (Take 5)
5. 'Come Running' ('Rolling On 4')
6. 'Moondance' (Take 21)
7. 'Moondance' (Take 22)
8. 'Glad Tidings' (Alt. Version)
9. 'These Dreams of You' (Alt Version)
10. 'Crazy Love' (Remix)
11. 'Glad Tidings' (Remix 1)
12. 'Glad Tidings' (Remix 2)
13. 'Glad Tidings' (Remix 3)
14. 'Caravan' (Remix)
15. 'These Dreams of You' (Remix)
16. 'I Shall Sing' (Mix)

Disc Five
Blu-Ray Audio disc with high-resolution 48K 24 bit PCM stereo and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround sound audio of original album (no video)