But this is a record that grabs attention right from the start, with its surfeit of invention, ideas and imagination. Glyn's music is difficult to get a handle on at first, with so many first-impressions forming a bewildering headlong rush through the ears.
The song's nostalgic lyrics about a former love were considered too suggestive at the time to be played on many radio stations. A radio-edit of the song was released which removed the lyrics "making love in the green grass", replacing them with "laughin' and a-runnin', hey hey" from a previous verse.
This edited version appears on some copies of the compilation album The Best of Van Morrison. However the remastered CD seems[ clarification needed ] to have the bowdlerised lyrics in the packaging but the original "racy" lyrics on the disc.
Lyrically, it "shows early hints of the idealized pastoral landscapes that would flow through his songs through the decades, a tendency that links him to the Romantic poets, whom Morrison has cited as an influence" according to music journalist Erik Hage.
Morrison has stated that "Brown Eyed Girl" is not among his favourite songs, remarking "it's not one of my best. I mean I've got about songs that I think are better". Released in Septemberthe album contained the single as its lead-off track as well as songs recorded by Morrison at the March recording sessions for Berns.
The album peaked at No. Legacy[ edit ] Morrison's original recording of "Brown Eyed Girl" remains widely familiar today, as the uncensored version is regularly played by many " oldies " and " classic rock " radio stations.
The Best Singles,  writing that: It was his first single after leaving his position as lead singer for the Belfast -formed Them and led to his relocation to the United States and an eventual contract with Warner Bros.
Recordswhere he recorded his career-defining albumAstral Weeks."Brown Eyed Girl" is a song by Northern Irish singer and songwriter Van Morrison. Written by Morrison and recorded in March for Bang Records owner and producer Bert Berns, it was released as a single in June on the Bang label, peaking at number 10 on the Billboard Hot It featured the Sweet Inspirations singing back-up vocals and is considered to be Van Morrison's signature song.
". "Brown Eyed Girl" was one of the nineteen songs featured on Van Morrison's compilation album, Van Morrison at the Movies – Soundtrack Hits.
The version on this compilation is a recent re-recording of the original version of the song. The Bad Shepherds - By Hook Or By Crook (Monsoon) Transfiguring punk classics into folk songs, those who hadn't actually heard the debut album by Adrian Edmondson, Maartin Allcock, Andy Dinan, and Troy Donockley might have thought it was a bit of a gimmick.
Lyrics to "Brown Eyed Girl" song by Van Morrison: Hey, where did we go Days when the rains came? Down in the hollow Playing a new game, Laughing and. Besides Van Morrison's distinguished musical career (6 Grammy's, the Brit Award, induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as well as the Song Writer's hall of Fame) there's "Brown Eyed Girl." It has always been one of my favorite songs, and has even more significance in the fact that my wife is a Brown Eyed Girl!/5().
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