Van Morrison's catalog has come home to Legacy Recordings, where a comprehensive series of digital and physical reissues is set to begin starting Aug. 28.

Morrison has recorded for a number of labels over the years, and as a result, chunks of his catalog have fallen out of print at various points; as Legacy's press release announcing the deal puts it, "most of the Van Morrison catalog has never been available for streaming and many titles have long been unavailable online. ... Much of the catalog has been out-of-print in any format, with some titles being unavailable for as long as 15 years."

The new deal unites all the studio and live recordings Morrison's released from 1971 to the present, as well as all of his recordings with Them, and creates what the label is referring to as "the largest Van Morrison musical archive ever assembled." Legacy's reissues start with 33 Van Morrison titles being made available as digital releases and through all streaming services beginning Aug. 28, as well as The Essential Van Morrison, a 37-track, two-CD career-spanning anthology. Future plans call for Legacy Editions of Saint Dominic's Preview, It's Too Late to Stop Now, Hard Nose the Highway and Enlightenment.

"Van Morrison is one of the great singers, performers and musical artists in the history of recorded music," said Adam Block, President, Legacy Recordings. "He continues to touch the hearts and souls of millions with the emotional power and spiritual truths of his songs. Legacy Recordings is proud to partner with Van to help him protect and curate his astounding catalog and to be given the opportunity to bring his music to whole new generations of fans around the world."

Van Morrison Titles Available Digitally and Streaming on Aug. 28, 2015
St. Dominic's Preview (1972)
Hard Nose the Highway (1973)
It's Too Late to Stop Now (Live) (1974)
Veedon Fleece (1974)
A Period of Transition (1977)
Wavelength (1978)
Into the Music (1979)
Common One (1980)
Beautiful Vision (1982)
Inarticulate Speech of the Heart (1983)
Live at the Grand Opera House, Belfast (Live) (1984)
A Sense of Wonder (1984)
No Guru, No Method, No Teacher (1984)
Poetic Champions Compose (1987)
Irish Heartbeat (w/the Chieftains) (1988)
Avalon Sunset (1989)
Enlightenment (1990)
Hymns to the Silence (1991)
Too Long in Exile (1993)
A Night in San Francisco (Live) (1994)
Days Like This (1995)
How Long Has This Been Going On? (1995)
Tell Me Something: The Songs of Mose Allison (1996)
The Healing Game (1997)
The Philosopher's Stone (2CD outtakes compilation, 1998)
Back on Top (1999)
The Skiffle Sessions: Live in Belfast (Live) (2000)
Down the Road (2002)
What's Wrong with This Picture? (2003)
Magic Time (2005)
Pay the Devil (2006)
Keep It Simple (2008)
Astral Weeks "Live at the Hollywood Bowl" (Live) (2009)

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