The Story of Them Featuring Van Morrison is a compilation album that includes almost every song recorded by the Northern Irish band Them during the two-year history of the band when it featured Van Morrison as the vocalist for the group. All songs written by Van Morrison except as noted. Disc 1. "The Story of Them" - 7:18. Don't Start Crying Now" (Moore, West) - 2:03. Gloria" 2:35 (stereo). One Two Brown Eyes" - 2:34 (stereo).
Them were a formidable, popular group in their own right before singer Van Morrison went on to even greater fame. This Belfast five only produced two LPs and a potful of 7" singles during its ascendance in the molten heat of the British Invasion.
The Northern Irish singer Van Morrison has released 40 studio albums, 6 live albums, 6 compilation albums, 4 video albums, and 71 singles. Morrison made his first recording playing saxophone on "Boozoo Hully Gully" with the International Monarchs in 1962. His first recording session as lead singer/songwriter with Them was produced by Dick Rowe at Decca's studio. Don't Start Crying Now" was the first single released and the garage rock classic, "Gloria" was also recorded at this session.
Complete your Them Featuring Van Morrison collection. Almost complete, bu. t was Van Morrison who personally had 'Mighty Like A Rose' excluded from this sampler claiming it wasn't up to standard because it was a demo and not a finished song. Ironically, when the single 'Richard Cory' flopped in 1966, Van was the first to claim that his (ignored) choice for the single had been.
Them Featuring Van Morrison. Van Morrison Bright Lights, Big City. Van Morrison Here Comes the Night. Van Morrison Go on Home Baby.