Roger Waters track on new Van Morrison compilation
Written by Matt   
Tuesday, 13 February 2007

van morrison at the moviesReleased yesterday (February 12th), "Van Morrison At The Movies: Soundtrack Hits" is an entertaining compilation of some of the best moments of Van The Man's career, which may surprise some as to how many key movie songs he has contributed.

For Roger Waters fans, the album is significant as it includes him too!

Many of you will recall that Van did the vocals on Comfortably Numb when Roger staged The Wall in spectacular fashion in the heart of Berlin, in 1990. Recently, Martin Scorcese decided to use this very performance in his critically-acclaimed movie "The Departed", which has brought the song to a whole newgeneration of people.

From looking at the track listing, it is interesting to note how many key moments are accented by Van's distinctive songs... and to note that how many of the songs have become much better known than the moviesthey appeared in.

1. Gloria (performed by Them) - from 'The Outsiders'
2. Baby Please Don't Go (performed by Them) - from 'Wild At Heart'
3. Jackie Wilson Said (I’m In Heaven When You Smile) - from 'Pope Of Greenwich Village'
4. Domino (Live) - from 'Clean & Sober'
5. Moondance (Live) - from 'An American Werewolf In London'
6. Queen Of The Slipstream - from 'Extreme Close-Up'
7. Wild Night - from 'Thelma & Louise'
8. Caravan (Live) - from 'The Last Waltz'
9. Wonderful Remark - from 'King Of Comedy'
10. Brown Eyed Girl - from 'Born On The 4th Of July'
11. Days Like This - from 'As Good As It Gets'
12. Into The Mystic (Live) - from 'Patch Adams'
13. Hungry For Your Love - from 'An Officer And A Gentleman'
14. Someone Like You - from 'French Kiss'
15. Bright Side Of The Road - from 'Fever Pitch'
16. Have I Told You Lately? - from 'One Fine Day'
17. Real Real Gone - from 'Donovan Quick'
18. Irish Heartbeat - from 'The Matchmaker'
19. Comfortably Numb (Live) (Edit) - from 'The Departed'

To listen to an excerpt of Comfortably Numb - performed by Roger Waters and the Bleeding Heart Band in Berlin, with Van on lead vocals, click here (in Real Audio format).

The CD can be ordered through these special Amazon links: USA, Canada, UK/Elsewhere, Germany, or France. Items bought through our Amazon links (and our Pink Floyd stores, shown below) help with the running costs of this website and we really appreciate it.