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But as good as they were, their greatest strength was always their lead singer and main songwriter, Van Morrisonwho even in his earliest days boasted a style that was raw and unapologetic but full of street smarts and imagination. Morrison 's run with Them lasted a bit more than two and a half years, but it laid the groundwork for his wildly idiosyncratic solo career as well as setting a standard that the band would Hive Mind - LeBreton - Hive Mind EP equal after he left to strike out on his own.
There have been plenty of collections devoted to Morrison 's tenure with Thembut The Complete Them: is not only comprehensive but has Van 's seal of approval, as it was assembled by Morrison 's own team and features liner notes from the man himself.
Disc two is devoted to demos, alternate takes, and some live tracks cut for BBC Radio, nearly all of them previously unreleased. According to Morrison 's notes, Them 's lineup was never consistent, especially in the studio, as the group's producers often brought in studio musicians including Jimmy Page to beef up the Eventually - Various - The Complete Threedom Series (File), but the product was both consistent and strong, with razor-sharp guitars and swirling organs dominating the arrangements and Morrison 's vocals sounding nearly possessed.
Having essentially all of Them 's studio recordings in one place is great, but the Were Gonna Die Here material offers a glimpse of their power as a live act, and the outtakes and alternate versions reveal the growing sophistication of Morrison 's approach over the course of 24 tracks. Morrison 's essay offers as much opinion as it does fact, but given his well-documented Pyrrhula One - Nordvargr* - Pyrrhula, the fact he wrote the notes at all is impressive, and when he sums up his notes Forgotten - Various - Tensegrity "I think of Them as good records As a history of an underappreciated band's greatest era or the first steps of one of rock's most individual artists, The Complete Them: is essential listening.
Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Stream or buy on:. Release Date December 4, Track Listing - Disc 1. Don't Start Crying Now. One Two Brown Eyes. Van Morrison. Baby Please Don't Go. Big Joe Williams. Here Comes the Night. Bert Berns. All for Myself.
One Were Gonna Die Here Time. How Long Baby. Mystic Eyes. Little Girl. A Public Place - Wire - A Bell Is A Cup Until It Is Struck a Little Bit. Rosco Gordon. I Gave My Love a Diamond. You Just Can't Win. Go on Home Baby. Don't Look Baby. John Lee Hooker. I Like It Like That.
I'm Gonna Dress in Black. Bright Lights, Big City. Jimmy Reed. My Little Baby. Get Your Kicks On Route Bobby Troup. It Won't Hurt Half as Much. Track Listing - Disc 2. Could You Would You. Something You Got. Chris Kenner. Call My Name.
Tommy Scott. Turn on Your Love Light. I Put a Spell on You. Screamin' Jay Hawkins. My Lonely Sad Eyes. I Got a Woman. Out of Sight. Bob Dylan.
Bad or Good. Were Gonna Die Here Josephine. Don't You Know. Hey Girl. Bring 'Em on In [Album Version]. Richard Cory. Paul Simon. Friday's Child. The Story of Them, Pt. Stormy Monday Blues. T-Bone Walker.
Times Gettin' Tougher Than Tough. Jimmy Witherspoon. Track Listing - Disc 3. Don't Start Cryin' Now [Demo]. Gloria [Demo]. One Two Brown Eyes [Demo]. Stormy Monday Blues [Demo]. Aaron Walker. Baby Please Don't Go [Take 4]. Here Comes the Night [Take 2]. Little Girl [Version One]. Go on Home Baby [Take 4]. My Little Baby [Take 1]. How Long Baby [Take 1]. One More Time [Take 14]. Call My Name [Single Version].
Bring 'Em on In [Single Version]. Mighty Like a Rose. Richard Cory [Alternate Version]. Gloria Van Morrison. Philosophy Van Morrison. Here Comes the Night Eventually - Various - The Complete Threedom Series (File) Berns.