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Van Morrison

I Will Be There

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“I Will Be There” is a song featured on Northern Irish singer/songwriter Van Morrison’s sixth album Saint Dominic’s Preview (1972). The song is also the B-side to Morrison’s single “Warm Love”, released in 1973. It is one of few overtly jazz songs written by Morrison, and the first since the release of “Moondance” in 1970. The song is led in by Tom Salisbury’s piano, who also arranged the song. Van wrote the song at a piano. It was triadic. Doug Messenger jazzed up the chord progression and Tom Salisbury wrote the brilliant horn parts. Featured in the song is a saxophone solo from long serving Jack Schroer. John Collis says, “A hero (of Van), is evoked by the piano-led blues “I Will Be There” -the spirit of Ray Charles looms large in the song.“ The Rolling... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ And you're drinking champagne and wine ... Anytime I don't mind and even if I've got the blues

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