Caledonia Soul Music
A Van Morrison studio outtake of murky origins — it has to be late 60s/early 70s, maybe from the Moondance sessions? Not sure if you could call this a “song,” exactly. It’s a vamp (a Vanp?), with Morrison cycling through two chords, coaxing his band along, singing a few stray phrases. Not much more happens over the course of 16+ minutes, but the whole thing is positively hypnotic. Van Morrison is notorious for being a bit of a grouch personally, but he’s filled with joy here. He doesn’t want to play this music, he wants to live in it. And for a little while, he wants you there, too.