Van Morrison — Into The Mystic
Album: Moondance
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Released: 1970
Length: 3:25
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We were born before the wind
Also younger than the sun
Ere the bonnie boat was won
As we sailed into the mystic

Hark, now hear the sailors cry
Smell the sea and feel the sky
Let your soul and spirit fly
Into the mystic

And when that fog horn blows, I will be coming home
And when the fog horn blows, I want to hear it
I don't have to fear it

And I want to rock your gypsy soul
Just like way back in the days of old
And magnificently we will fold
Into the mystic

When that fog horn blows, you know I will be coming home
And when that fog horn whistle blows, I gotta hear it
I don't have to fear it

And I want to rock your gypsy soul
Just like way back in the days of old
And together we will fold
Into the mystic
Come on, girl

Too late to stop now
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Glorious!
I really like this guy and his band as well. He has some good stuff and some great stuff. Mostly great.
Must say - beautiful transition, Bill.
One of his best songs from a very good album.

However, please consider playing songs from St. Dominic, Veedon Fleece, and Hard Nose the Highway. These are mighty fine albums from his best time frame for making music.   
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I could have sworn I already made a sarcastic comment about "liking the part where he bleats like a goat" but I guess that must have been on literally any other Van Morrison song... {#Cheesygrin}

It's remarkable how enjoyable this song is despite (or is it because of?) his vocal style.

This was the second song to which I gave a rating of "ten".  (I've been here since 2005, or thereabouts). 

Today, on the "RP Classics" list, "Into the Mystic" was ranked ...

44. Van Morrison - Into The Mystic  (9.119)

 

Of the 2,693 songs I've rated, I've given the pinnacle rating to only thirty others. 

Moments ago, I reviewed those thirty to see if I might find amongst them one unworthy.  There was one which seemed so.  

So, I went over to You Tube and gave it another listen.  My instinct was confirmed.  Patsy Cline is right where she belongs - among Queen, Beethoven, and  Pink Floyd. et al. (but, amazingly, only a little higher than Puddles Pity Party's "Pinball Prison"). 

There's no accounting for taste, and there's no place like "Paradise".

Good health to Bill and Rebecca, and to you, my dear reader and comrade in music, in the New Year, and for many years to come. 


May the spinning galaxy bless you every time you play this. 
I'm so tempted to rate this song!
9 > 10
Heck, the entire album is a 10.


 djblitz wrote:

Congrats on posting one of the most pretentious ramblings in the history of RP. 

Had nothing to do with your past, eh?  Or EVERYTHING to do with it?  I can't understand your jibber-jabber. 

 
It should be pretty clear that DavidS_UK's disdain for Van Morrison having "nothing to do with his past" was meant as a tongue-in-cheek, sarcastic remark; I guess you really couldn't understand his jibber-jabber. 
 DavidS_UK wrote:
Another tedious whingeing offering from VM, pah!

Of course my rating of 1 is nothing to do with my past, in the late 70s (!), me a rain-drenched despatch rider delivering a big cheque to the aforementioned singer in his mansion in deepest darkest Oxfordshire, asking to use the phone to report completion of the job (standard thing done in those pre-mobile days) only to be told to "go and find a ***ing callbox!". So I have never liked the peasant since.

 
Congrats on posting one of the most pretentious ramblings in the history of RP. 

Had nothing to do with your past, eh?  Or EVERYTHING to do with it?  I can't understand your jibber-jabber. 


Forever linked to my wedding and the last song we danced too because I heard it on Radio Paradise years ago for the first time and fell in love with the song.  Thank you Bill, you are truly loved. 

 


I know a woman who was on his security detail for years as he toured. He is a grade-A dingus from what she says. OK, but godamn can this man write and perform a song. So, I don't ever need to meet him, I'm just glad he makes all those records!
 DavidS_UK wrote:
Another tedious whingeing offering from VM, pah!

Of course my rating of 1 is nothing to do with my past, in the late 70s (!), me a rain-drenched despatch rider delivering a big cheque to the aforementioned singer in his mansion in deepest darkest Oxfordshire, asking to use the phone to report completion of the job (standard thing done in those pre-mobile days) only to be told to "go and find a ***ing callbox!". So I have never liked the peasant since.

 
Wait.You were a fetchy-boy delivering a check to Van. And he's the peasant. OK. Get it. Its OK now, isn't it?
Truly one of the best recordings ever made, I think. The peaks hit and sustained on this track continue to radiate their artistic splendor!
 ronjohn wrote:

Funny, I am the opposite. It used to  annoy me, but now I love it. Go figure.

 
And we seem to like a lot of the same music, so yeah.
Another tedious whingeing offering from VM, pah!

Of course my rating of 1 is nothing to do with my past, in the late 70s (!), me a rain-drenched despatch rider delivering a big cheque to the aforementioned singer in his mansion in deepest darkest Oxfordshire, asking to use the phone to report completion of the job (standard thing done in those pre-mobile days) only to be told to "go and find a ***ing callbox!". So I have never liked the peasant since.
I SOOOOOOOO needed this for my soul today. Thank you, Bill & Rebecca!!! 

{#Good-vibes}