The remastered sound is pin-sharp, a definite upgrade. Tupelo Honey is sung by a man who has grabbed us by the lapels and won’t let go until we understand precisely what he’s experiencing. On an album where the vocals are exultant to say the least, this song sees Morrison use larnx, diaphragm, teeth and tongue to find new ways of enunciating the lines “she’s as sweet as Tupelo honey” and “she’s all right with me”, seemingly in ever-increasing adoration. The cover is of Janet Planet on the horse and Van Morrison walking along next to them.
AllMusic Review by Jason Ankeny
Tupelo Honey is typical of Van Morrison’s early-’70s work in both sound and structure; after dispensing with the requisite hit — here, the buoyant, R&B-inflected “Wild Night” — he truly gets down to business, settling into a luminously pastoral drift typified by the nostalgic “Old Old Woodstock.” At the heart of the record are a pair of stunning love songs, “You’re My Woman” and the hymn-like title cut, one of Morrison’s most enduring and transcendent compositions.
2. (Straight To Your Heart) Like A Cannon Ball
3. Old Old Woodstock
4. Starting A New Life
5.You’re My Woman
2. I Wanna Roo You (Scottish Derivative)
3. When That Evening Sun Goes Down
4. Moonshine Whiskey