” TIME TO PLAY B-SIDES”- “SAINT DOMINIC’S PREVIEW”- VAN MORRISON

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“Time To Play B-Sides:- “Saint Dominic’s Preview” – Van Morrison. One of my favorite Van Morrison songs- “Saint Dominic’s Preview” was the B-side to “Redwood Tree”- which peaked at #98 in the US Billboard Hot 100. The single failed to even chart everywhere else. Both songs were on Van’s 1972 album ‘Saint Dominic’s Preview” which was his best charting album #15- until 2008. “Saint Dominic’s Preview” is one of those Van Morrison’s  stream of consciousness songs which starts in France, goes to San Francisco where Van was living at the time and then to Belfast where Van grew up. In the song Van mentions Edith Piaf, W.B Yeats, Hank Williams and James Joyce. A great single -both sides of it- that deserved more success than it achieved.

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8 responses to “” TIME TO PLAY B-SIDES”- “SAINT DOMINIC’S PREVIEW”- VAN MORRISON

  1. One my favorite if not my favorite song by Van…this album was wonderful. Jackie Wilson Said, Almost Independence Day and Redwood Tree also. He had a string of 5 albums from Astral Weeks to this one that was unbeatable. Not that his albums following arent great.

    • That was the greatest period of his career no doubt- one great album after another. off topic- not that The Beatles are off topic but have you heard the talk of an Abbey Road re-issue box set in a couple months?

    • They are never off topic
      No I havent! This is exciting…of all their albums Abbey Road is the one I never hear much from as bootlegs go. The Anthology video spent a cozy few minutes on it and moved on…I know it won’t be to the degree of the new White Album but I’m looking forward to that.
      Speaking of the White Album…it shot up the ladder because of that reissue.

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