Spin #6 : Van Morrison : Veedon Fleece

Updated: Jul 1

Band Members on record : Van Morrison (Compositions/Vocals), Ralph Walsh + John Tropea (Guitars), David Hayes + Joe Macho (Bass), Dahaud Shaar + Allen Swartzburg (Drums), Nathan Rubin + Terry Adams (Strings), Jim Rothermel (Flute and Recorder), Jack Schroer (Soprano Saxophone), Jeff Labes + James Trumbo (Keyboards)

Van Morrison : Veedon Fleece

Year Released : 2019 (1974 Original release)

Produced by Van Morrison

Label: Sony - This version is Vinyl Me Please (VMP) club edition

Price Range: $70AUD +

Speed: 33 1/3RPM

Album Before : Hard Nose the Highway (1973)

Album After : A Period of Transition - (1977)

Further Listening: Silk Degrees - Boz Scaggs (1976)

LP : 1 x 180gm green

Mood for enjoying: I can't explain it but everytime I listen to this record, I instantly feel warm and relaxed. It is such a calming album and goes well with headphones and a hot cup of coffee/tea

Track Listing:


Side A

Fair Play - 6:14

Linden Arden Stole The Highlights - 2:37

Who Was That Masked Man - 2:55

Streets Of Arklow - 4:22

You Don't Pull No Punches, But You Don't Push The River - 8:51

Side B

Bulbs - 4:18

Cul De Sac - 5:51

Comfort You - 4:25

Come Here My Love - 2:21

Country Fair - 5:42

What's in the Sleeve?

Pearlescent cover for this 2019 Vinyl Me Please record club edition, 180gram green LP with artwork included inspired by the album. Record sleeve has lyrics on one side and photographs of Van on the other.

"In fathoms of my inner mind, I'm mystified, oh, by this mood. This melancholy feeling that just don't do no good. Come Here my love and I will lift my spirts high for you " ~ Come Here My Love - Side B

Welcome to Spin #6 - Van Morrison : Veedon Fleece

It's that time of the week again here at R'nR With Rylo and Welcome to our #6 Spin. We are currently getting an absolute deluge of rain which has me asking when will the sun come back out? I suppose if we do have to be stuck inside, listening to this weeks Spin, Van Morrison : Veedon Fleece is a pretty good choice. If you have not heard of Van Morrison, then welcome and where have you been. If you have, maybe you might not be familiar with this record. Everyone knows Astral Weeks and Moondance but I personally love this record and what it brings.

A few years ago I was an active member of a record of the month club from the United States of America called Vinyl Me Please! It has added so much happiness to our record collection and one of our best sounding records is the first repress in 30 years of Veedon Fleece. It's sold out from VMP and you will need to be put on a waitlist or you can try picking up a copy from discogs, although be prepared to pay a hefty price.