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The Best Van Morrison Albums of All Time

Updated September 27, 2020 6.4k votes 1.2k voters 26.4k views

List RulesThis list includes studio albums only, so if you add an album make sure it's a proper studio release.

One of the true legends of music, Van Morrison is not only in the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame, but is one of the greatest male rock singer/songwriters and best rock artists of all time. List of the best Van Morrison albums, including pictures of the album covers when available. This Van Morrison discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Van Morrison albums can be found at the top of the list. Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Morrison fuses rock and roll with soulful elements and captivating storytelling. 

To make it easy for you, we haven't included Van Morrison singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest Van Morrison album isn't high enough on the list, then be sure to vote for it so it receives the credit it deserves. Make sure you don't just vote for critically acclaimed albums; if you have a favorite Van Morrison album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

If you want to know the best Van Morrison album of all time, this list will answer your questions. It has a variety of albums, like Astral Weeks (1968), Moondance (1970), and Tupelo Honey (1971). The list of popular Van Morrison CDs has been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order isn't just one person's opinion. 

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  • Astral Weeks1
    368
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    ArtistVan Morrison

    ProducerLewis Merenstein

    TracksAstral Weeks, The Way Young Lovers Do, Ballerina

    Length (mins)00:47:16

    Genres (Music)Rhythm and blues, Rock music, Classical music, Folk rock, Jazz

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  • Moondance2
    332
    81

    ArtistVan Morrison

    ProducerLewis Merenstein

    TracksBrand New Day, Into the Mystic, Come Running

    Length (mins)00:39:16

    Genres (Music)Rhythm and blues, Pop music, Folk rock, Jazz, Soul music

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  • Saint Dominic's Preview3

    ArtistVan Morrison

    ProducerTed Templeman

    TracksJackie Wilson Said (I’m in Heaven When You Smile), Listen to the Lion, Saint Dominic’s Preview

    Length (mins)00:41:34

    Genres (Music)Rhythm and blues, Folk rock, Soul music

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  • Veedon Fleece4
    273
    93

    ArtistVan Morrison

    TracksCul de Sac, Country Fair, Who Was That Masked Man

    LabelWarner Bros. Records

    Genres (Music)Folk rock

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  • Tupelo Honey5
    216
    65

    ArtistVan Morrison

    ProducerTed Templeman

    Tracks(Straight to Your Heart) Like a Cannonball, Tupelo Honey, You're My Woman

    Length (mins)00:40:50

    Genres (Music)Rock music, Country, Folk rock, Blue-eyed soul

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  • Into the Music6

    ArtistVan Morrison

    TracksAnd the Healing Has Begun, Rolling Hills, Bright Side of the Road

    Length (mins)00:50:02

    LabelMercury Records

    Genres (Music)Rhythm and blues, Folk rock, Pop rock, Celtic music

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  • No Guru, No Method, No Teacher7

    ArtistVan Morrison

    TracksOh the Warm Feeling, A Town Called Paradise, Foreign Window

    LabelMercury Records

    Genres (Music)Folk rock, Jazz, Celtic music

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  • Beautiful Vision8

    ArtistVan Morrison

    TracksVanlose Stairway, Cleaning Windows, Beautiful Vision

    Length (mins)00:45:08

    Genres (Music)Rhythm and blues, Jazz, Folk music, Celtic music

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  • Avalon Sunset9
    156
    53

    ArtistVan Morrison

    TracksContacting My Angel, These Are the Days, I'm Tired Joey Boy

    Genres (Music)Folk rock, Celtic music

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  • Common One10
    157
    53

    ArtistVan Morrison

    TracksWhen Heart Is Open, Spirit, Haunts of Ancient Peace

    Length (mins)00:55:06

    LabelMercury Records

    Genres (Music)Rhythm and blues, Jazz

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  • Hymns to the Silence11

    ArtistVan Morrison

    TracksProfessional Jealousy, Why Must I Always Explain?, Village Idiot

    Genres (Music)Christian rock, Folk rock, Celtic music

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  • The Healing Game12

    ArtistVan Morrison

    TracksPiper at the Gates of Dawn, This Weight, Fire in the Belly

    Length (mins)00:53:44

    LabelExile

    Genres (Music)Rock music, Folk rock

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  • Poetic Champions Compose13

    ArtistVan Morrison

    TracksAlan Watts Blues, Spanish Steps, Allow Me

    Length (mins)00:48:10

    LabelMercury Records

    Genres (Music)Folk rock, Celtic music

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  • His Band and the Street Choir14

    ArtistVan Morrison

    TracksDomino, Give Me a Kiss, Crazy Face

    Length (mins)00:42:22

    Genres (Music)Rhythm and blues, Folk rock, Blues

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  • Back on Top15
    126
    38

    ArtistVan Morrison

    ProducerVan Morrison

    TracksReminds Me of You, Golden Autumn Day, In the Midnight

    Length (mins)00:52:25

    Genres (Music)Rhythm and blues, Blues

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  • Hard Nose the Highway16

    ArtistVan Morrison

    TracksSnow in San Anselmo, Hard Nose the Highway, The Great Deception

    Length (mins)00:43:12

    LabelPolydor Records

    Genres (Music)Rhythm and blues, Folk rock

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  • Enlightenment17
    135
    45

    ArtistVan Morrison

    TracksReal Real Gone, In the Days Before Rock 'n' Roll, See Me Through

    Length (mins)00:51:07

    LabelPolydor Records

    Genres (Music)Folk rock, Celtic music

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  • Wavelength18
    141
    51

    ArtistVan Morrison

    TracksSanta Fe / Beautiful Obsession, Venice U.S.A., Take It Where You Find It

    Length (mins)00:50:02

    LabelPolydor Records

    Genres (Music)Rhythm and blues, Pop rock

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  • Days Like This19

    ArtistVan Morrison

    TracksMelancholia, In the Afternoon, Raincheck

    Length (mins)00:58:11

    LabelExile

    Genres (Music)Folk rock, Celtic music

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  • Irish Heartbeat20

    ArtistThe Chieftains, Van Morrison

    TracksStar of the County Down, Celtic Ray, Irish Heartbeat

    Length (mins)00:38:52

    LabelMercury Records

    Genres (Music)Folk rock, Celtic music, Folk music of Ireland

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  • The Philosopher's Stone21

    ArtistDer Blutharsch

    TracksV, VIII, VI

    LabelWKN

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  • Inarticulate Speech of the Heart22

    ArtistVan Morrison

    TracksThe Street Only Knew Your Name, River of Time, Higher Than the World

    Length (mins)00:47:37

    Genres (Music)Jazz, Celtic music, New-age music

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  • Too Long in Exile23

    ArtistVan Morrison

    TracksBig Time Operators, Till We Get the Healing Done, Instrumental / Tell Me What You Want

    Length (mins)01:17:34

    LabelPolydor Records

    Genres (Music)Rock music

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  • Magic Time24
    83
    33

    ArtistVan Morrison

    TracksGypsy in My Soul, They Sold Me Out, Just Like Greta

    Genres (Music)Rhythm and blues, Blues, Celtic rock

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  • A Sense of Wonder25

    ArtistVan Morrison

    TracksThe Master's Eyes, If You Only Knew, A Sense of Wonder

    Length (mins)00:43:39

    LabelMercury Records

    Genres (Music)Rock music, Celtic music, Blue-eyed soul

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