Label: Polydor - 841 970-4 • Format: Cassette Compilation • Country: Netherlands • Genre: Rock, Funk / Soul, Blues • Style: Blues Rock, Folk Rock, Acoustic
It is the opening track of his fourth studio album, His Band and the Street Choir. It was released by Warner Bros. Records in October as the first of three singles from the album and reached number nine on the Billboard I Am Melancholly - Dorothee Mields, Hille Perl, Lee Santana - Loves Alchymie charts.
As of"Domino" remains Morrison's highest charting single ever, surpassing Morrison's signature song" Brown Eyed Girl " which had charted at number 10 in Morrison had written the song several years before it was released in With Lewis Merenstein as producer, it was recorded on three takes dating back to sessions in autumn at Warners Publishing Studio in New York City. Another eight takes of the song were recorded during Domino - Van Morrison - The Best Of sessions in at the same studio and again with Merenstein as producer.
This release stated that the music publishing company would be entitled to one half of the copyright to any single released by Morrison in the year between September and September The lyrics hit on a frequent Morrison theme, renewal, 'I think it's time for a change'and the vocal dynamics, punctuated by 'Lord have mercy' nod to gospel and James Brown who pulled heavily from gospel himself. Biographer Brian Hinton described it as "a punchy affair, with words that mean little, though Domino - Van Morrison - The Best Of the whole feelgood thrust of the album The music is something else again, toughly joyful, with an early Van hymn of praise to the radio In a review, Thomas Ryan called the song "a riff-heavy and remarkably contagious example of Van Morrison's desire to pay tribute to his well of inspiration.
Melodically and structurally, the song is purely his own, with horn charts and a syncopated riff that keep it continually exhilarating. This version of the song is also included on Van Morrison's compilation album Van Morrison at the Movies — Soundtrack Hitsas featured in the movie Clean and Sober. Buddy Rich covered the song on his album, Different Drummer.
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