Deal alert / Van Morrison: Moondance 4CD+Blu-ray audio


Tonight is a marvellous night for a Moondance five-disc deluxe edition because the Van Morrison classic is going for a song on Amazon Italy at the moment.

As well as a newly remastered version of the album, the 2013 deluxe edition includes three further CDs with multiple takes of the album tracks and a fifth blu-ray audio disc that contains the entire remastered album in hi-res stereo and 5.1 surround sound.

This splendid set was £50 when it came out but you can pick up this five-disc set for about £20 (€28) on the Italian site which is an incredible deal!


FIVE DISC deluxe edition  track listing:

Disc One – Original Album Remastered

  • 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 – All Previously Unreleased 

  • 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 – All Previously Unreleased

  • 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 – All Previously Unreleased 

  • 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)


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Mark Phillips

Don’t know if anyone else has had a similar problem – my copy of Moondance has two disc 4s and no disc 3.

Trying to negotiate an exchange product on Amazon Italy is proving difficult as I don’t speak Italian and some parts won’t work on Google Translate – such as drop-down boxes.

So… if anyone has 2 x disc 3 then I’m your man. If not, can anyone help me select the correct Amazon options in Italian to secure a replacement copy?

Mark Phillips

Further to this, I managed to request a replacement product from the web site with the help of a lot of cutting and pasting to Google Translate.

I was supposed to send the original back to Italy, but within an hour of making the request on line I received another email which Google Translate revealed to be saying that, as the delivery charge would probably be more than the cost of the item, I could keep the original as well. Even better, within 2 days the replacement arrived, all present and correct. So I’ve cloned the missing disc onto a new CD which I’ll keep in the package.

Thanks to Paul for spotting this deal and to Amazon.it for great customer service! (One caveat – The autorip functionality doesn’t appear to work from the UK – try to log on and it redirects to the UK site to log me in)


EUR 41.99


Got it! Thanks!


I wasn’t intending to but this is too good a deal. Even with shipping to the UK, just £23.00!!


The shipping cost makes it too expensive. Amazon Italy started recently to charge more for intl custumers. So notice that the shipping adds 10-15 euros to every deal…


The two disc version is only £7.99 on Amazon UK:



I bought the two disc version a couple of years ago and it’s one of the few remasters I’ve heard that really does noticeably improve an album. Won’t be buying it for a third time though!

Simon Taylor

It does sound great. I have the 2cd remaster and always wanted the 5 disc version. Somebody has since sent me the mp3’s for my ipod. Very tempting to have the actual set but as mentioned the 1-2 month delivery means the price happening is unlikely. I was ready to spring for the Aretha 19cd set last night but thats now doubled in price. Definitely need to be quick with these deals.


Be aware there are apparently some problems with the packaging:

“…however the packaging is a disaster. Be very careful when removing all the cellopane/sticky stuff – its very difficult to avoid damaging the contents. Also when I opened up the photo-album style contents it fell apart. Whoever thought double-sided tape would hold it together needs to go back to packaging school. I finished up drilling two holes right through the spine and running a chord through like a ……….. photo album!”


Thank you for this Paul, great price!


Is the Blu-Ray region free?

Narendra Kumar A

Nice Price…but ‘ships in 1-2 months’??


Got a message this morning from Amazon Italy saying this’ll be shipped earlier than expected and that my delivery date will be 23rd November if this makes the offer any more tempting!




Ordered! Thank you, Paul.