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Van Morrison — Redwood Tree
Album: Saint Dominic's Preview
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7.4

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Total ratings: 646









Released: 1972
Length: 2:58
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Boy and his dog
Went out looking for the rainbow
You know what did they learn
Since that very day

Walking by the river
And running like a blue streak
Through the fields of streams and meadows
Laughing all the way

Oh redwood tree
Please let us under
When we were young we used to go
Under the redwood tree

And it smells like rain
Maybe even thunder
Won't you keep us from all harm
Wonderful redwood tree

And a boy and his father
Went out, went out looking for the lost dog
You know what oh haven't they learned
Since they did that together
They did not bring him back
He already had departed
But look at everything they have learned
Since that, since that very day

Oh redwood tree
Please let us under
When we were young we used to go
Under the redwood tree

And it smells like rain
Maybe even thunder
Won't you keep us from all harm
Wonderful redwood tree

Ta da da da...
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Has the same nostalgic feel as some of the tunes on the Moondance album. Wonder if this was written then but kept off the record
A ha!

I checked RP playlist and see that  RP played the title cut (and best cut) around 11 years ago!

C'mon Bill. Please play it again!   
 surfrider4life wrote:
Van the Man...yes he is
 

Van the Man
And it's a long way to Buffalo
It's a long way to Belfast city too
And I'm hoping the choice won't blow the hoist
'Cause this town, they bit off more than they can chew.
As we gaze down on,
As we gaze down on, 
As we gaze down on...
St. Dominic's Preview

Please play title cut! 
To me this is 7 - Quite Likeable only
so I Skip
 LinThizzy wrote:
bright and beautiful, always puts me in a good mood no matter the weight
 
I'm right there with you...even with how I've lately been associating this song with the Camp Fire in NorCal in my mind, what with the inclusion of it in the RP libarary, BillG's admitted affinity for VM, and all the Redwood trees in his (former?) 'Neck of the woods' 

A big fat 8 from me!  Long Live RP!!
bright and beautiful, always puts me in a good mood no matter the weight
5 --- 7
Play the title song!!!

This album was part of his group of masterpiece albums from that 1960/1970s period.   
this one is overrated
{#Sunny}{#Sunny}
A cold, strong IPA + evening after a day's good work and some exercise + a terrif Van tune = 7 > 8. 
I Don't think I ever heard a van song that I didn't like
always loved this song and this album - one of my favorites of his. "Listen to the Lion" is transcendental. 
Play the title song!!!

"As we gaze out on...St Dominic's preview".

 What it means, I have no clue.

 
love this song!!!   {#Bounce}  and entire album!

FAB
This is one of his better but un-heralded albums. 

Thanks for playing one song.

Please consider playing the title cut. It's a good one.   
Is this a warm-up to tomorrow St paddy celebration?

The Belfast Cowboy...  
 ccwcool wrote:
Absoltuely one of my favorite Van tunes, and I have them ALL.  Killer album, great tune. VTM at his finest!{#Bananasplit}

 
THIS!
Ugh. And psd crashes the app
                        {#Daisy}Thanks for playing this wonderful Van track ...daha dah dah{#Daisy}
Magical   - as evidenced by the last line .  . .  . wait for it. . . .  Ta Da!
Absoltuely one of my favorite Van tunes, and I have them ALL.  Killer album, great tune. VTM at his finest!{#Bananasplit}
Brings me back to my teenage years driving around in my old Chevy for no other reason than to drive around.  Great memories, great music.  {#Motor}
 ziakut wrote:
I just don't care for Van Morrison...just don't. Bring on the hate...
 
No hate, just a restatement of the obvious:  he's THE outstanding vocalist of his generation, the Boomer's Sinatra, Tony Bennett and Mel Torme' all in one.  Those vocalists were in the jazz subgenre, while Van is the apotheosis of R&B.
I just don't care for Van Morrison...just don't. Bring on the hate...
 nigelr wrote:
Some truly incredible talent on display here, quite apart from Van!
 
Indeed - a horn section that rivals the best in the business, including James Brown's Fabulous Flames.
So good I have to stop working and just listen.
Some truly incredible talent on display here, quite apart from Van!
Goood scchhhttuufff! I will have to revisit this album.{#Yes}
My favorite trees!!
This song is absolutely GREAT, as is the album.  Period.  End of story.  Van at his best.
I'm with you totally on that one!  this song is awesome.  "Almost Independence Day" and "I will be there" are also great songs off this album that go unheard and unappreaciated.   rm999 wrote:
I don't understand how Jackie Wilson Said was a bigger hit than this song.

 


Very nice less-heard track. I think I have this album but haven't played it in a long time.

Another one from this same album? You are forcing to buy another oldie but a goodie.
Great to hear  Van singing this.  
oh wow, Van Morrison..........
I never would have guessed. This sounds so different from all of his other songs  ;-)

{#Rolleyes}
I don't understand how Jackie Wilson Said was a bigger hit than this song.

 peter_james_bond wrote:

If you're that big a fan, you need this album, it's good. I'm curious, what do you think of Veedon Fleece?

 

It's OK. Not at the top of my list. A little to mystic for me.
 wtango wrote:
One of my all time favorite songs from an all time favorite album by an all time favorite artist. Great choice!
 
Yep. 
Van is always good to hear!
 sharkey wrote:
Sweet. I have everything VM ever recorded. Some good, some not so, some most excellent. Somehow missed this one on SDP.
 
If you're that big a fan, you need this album, it's good. I'm curious, what do you think of Veedon Fleece?

 93vx800 wrote:
This is awesome, and I never even heard it before! I've got to get out more.
 
keep listening to RP!  {#Daisy}

gives me chills every time I hear it.  one of may all time favorites from VM.  great album.
Good oldie from VM
There's a Burton Cummings song this reminds me of but I can't put my finger on it.
Sweet. I have everything VM ever recorded. Some good, some not so, some most excellent. Somehow missed this one on SDP.
RobK wrote:
I'm sorry I missed this one. I haven't sat down and listened to the album in way too long and this was always one of my favorite songs from it. One of the more straightforward, simple tunes on the record but I just have always loved it.
same
oy there my friend good groove you have going on. most definitely I definiteley defer def
Right on....just what the moment called for. RP rocks
Thanks, Bill! :dance:
:hearteyes: :hearteyes: :hearteyes:
Van is in such a groove for the entire album.
pousso wrote:
:cheesygrin: :cheesygrin: I heard "Sweet Thing" was written for Kevin Bacon. So there it is! :wink:
That was before he played a pedophile in a film, I assume.
This is awesome, and I never even heard it before! I've got to get out more.
I'm sorry I missed this one. I haven't sat down and listened to the album in way too long and this was always one of my favorite songs from it. One of the more straightforward, simple tunes on the record but I just have always loved it.
One of Van's most inspired albums!
My favourite Van the Man LP after Astral Weeks.
pousso wrote:
:cheesygrin: :cheesygrin: I heard "Sweet Thing" was written for Kevin Bacon. So there it is! :wink:
Well put. I concede.
RADIOSLOTH wrote:
Yes, but where does Keven Bacon fit into all of this?
:cheesygrin: :cheesygrin: I heard "Sweet Thing" was written for Kevin Bacon. So there it is! :wink:
pousso wrote:
Van Morrison follows the Waterboys cover of his song "Sweet Thing", and the Waterboys followed 10 000 Maniacs, both of whom covered Springsteen's "Because the Night." And before that, a Dylan cover, and all the above mentioned are Dylan inspired. Whoa! Bill, you're a master!
Yes, but where does Keven Bacon fit into all of this?
One of my all time favorite songs from an all time favorite album by an all time favorite artist. Great choice!
Van Morrison follows the Waterboys cover of his song "Sweet Thing", and the Waterboys followed 10 000 Maniacs, both of whom covered Springsteen's "Because the Night." And before that, a Dylan cover, and all the above mentioned are Dylan inspired. Whoa! Bill, you're a master!
JonasParker wrote:
I find it amusing that they followed up a cover of Sweet Thing by this song, or anything by Van Morrison.
"They" must know what they're doing!
:sunny:
I find it amusing that they followed up a cover of Sweet Thing by this song, or anything by Van Morrison.