Opening the iTunes Store.If iTunes doesn't open, click the iTunes application icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop.Progress Indicator
Opening the iBooks Store.If iBooks doesn't open, click the iBooks app in your Dock.Progress Indicator

iTunes is the world's easiest way to organize and add to your digital media collection.

We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To preview and buy music from The Essential Van Morrison by Van Morrison, download iTunes now.

Already have iTunes? Click I Have iTunes to open it now.

I Have iTunes Free Download
iTunes for Mac + PC

The Essential Van Morrison

Open iTunes to preview, buy, and download music.

iTunes Review

This comprehensive anthology of one of the Emerald Isle's most soulful singers hits the high points of Van Morrison’s five-decade-long artistic evolution. The growling garage-rock glory of “Gloria,” the flowing folk-jazz epiphany of “Astral Weeks,” the joyously swinging, brass-bedazzled R&B of “Jackie Wilson Said”—it’s all here, plus plenty more. From stone-cold classics to dreamy deep cuts, it's an unprecedented opportunity to follow Van the Man’s path to the mountaintop, step by soul-slathered step.

Customer Reviews


I would much prefer a release of Tupelo Honey…that being said, WHERE HAS THIS BEEN?! I bought my first CD in years (this album) because I was sick to death of waiting for iTunes to release it. I don’t usually buy greatest hits albums (in lieu of the the actual album) but I felt I must. Buy this. You will not regret it. Even if you’re not a fan, you’ll discover you really are…it’s impossible not to be, he covers every genre, every type of music. This isn’t rock, it’s something like soul mishmashed with folk, blues, creole, everything. Beautiful.


Absolutely a MUST for the Van Morrison fans! Flawless and smooth. An amazing collection of masterpieces that is classic for all time!


This music has heart, soul and beauty. If you're looking for music to move you, groove you and help you - here it is. Masterpiece is an understatement. Music that takes you on a journey! Buy it - buy it- now!


Born: August 31, 1945 in Belfast, Northern Ireland

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Equal parts blue-eyed soul shouter and wild-eyed poet-sorcerer, Van Morrison is among popular music's true innovators, a restless seeker whose incantatory vocals and alchemical fusion of R&B, jazz, blues, and Celtic folk produced perhaps the most spiritually transcendent body of work in the rock & roll canon. Subject only to the whims of his own muse, his recordings cover extraordinary stylistic ground yet retain a consistency and purity virtually unmatched among his contemporaries, connected by...
Full Bio