Talk:Moondance

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Needs disambiguation page?[edit]

There's another Moondance - a parallel to the Sundance Festival, aimed at celebrating creative women. The website http://www.moondance.org provides details. PeterBrooks 17:38, 10 January 2006 (UTC)

  • Is there any plans to write an article on the Moondance festival? If so, then this probably should be a disamb page and this current article should be renamed to Moondance (album). - Akamad 19:24, 10 January 2006 (UTC)

Quite a few of the inbound links are for "Moondance" the song, rather than for Moondance the album. (See Michael Bublé, for example.) Uncle G 11:21, 4 July 2006 (UTC)

Moondance folk-rock???[edit]

I have never heard Moondance referred to as folk-rock before. R&B, country, jazz... these are all obvious, but where is the folk? Anyway, I would suggest that a citiation is needed, especially for 'considered classics of late 1960s R & B and folk fusion". While this is undoubtedly true of Astral Weeks, Moondance is a very different album. Leeborkman 06:48, 30 August 2006 (UTC)

Yes, agreed - in fact a lot of Van's albums on WP are wrongly categorised, IMO. For example, I recently noticed that A Night in San Francisco is classified as Celtic/Folk-rock - er, no... Camillus (talk) 10:33, 30 August 2006 (UTC)

Colon[edit]

I know it's acceptable in English, but my English teacher's claim is that the readiblity of the piece of writing doesn't flow as well - it's better not to keep on using it constantly in a piece of writing. Not so much in this article, but in other VM articles it lists quote after quote of: so and so said this: "quote" (doesn't expand on quote). Then another person says this: "quote" (doesn't expand on quote). Not very interesting and who cares what biographers like Brian Hinton say anyway; I bet I could find over 200 mistakes in his book without even looking properly - most of it isn't reliable. I'm trying to make a constructive argument for the good of the VM pages. Thanks look forward to hearing your thoughts Kitchen roll (talk) 19:20, 30 November 2009 (UTC)

Your repeated changing of material in these articles and then coming back a few months later and changing it over again is really a challenge for anyone to check and there are many mistakes made on your part. Brian Hinton is a reliable source: WP:Reliable source but according to the rules, neither your English teacher, nor you are. Have you ever looked at WP:MOS, or at WP:Verifiability or WP:No original research? This is what we should go by: not you or your English teacher. Agadant (talk) 19:42, 30 November 2009 (UTC)

ReIssues?[edit]

I was looking for a reliable list of differences in the reissues of Van's albums. For instance, the 2008 Japan release and remaster has two versions of Into The Mystic. One is supposedly the original albums mix and the other is a different Original CD's mix.

Any Van Experts know the details of any of this? It seems like good material for this page.

albabe - The Writer/Artist Formally Known as Al Gordon 01:36, 22 May 2013 (UTC)

2013 Releases copyvio[edit]

The majority of the entry for this section is a WP:COPYVIO that is text from the source that is cited. This information on the new release should be an entry in the article but needs to be re-written so that it won't be a copyvio and with more information from other sources too. I've included a few reliable sources I found that should be useful for an editor or editors that have time to rewrite the material. Agadant (talk) 13:20, 19 October 2013 (UTC)

GA Review[edit]

This review is transcluded from Talk:Moondance/GA1. The edit link for this section can be used to add comments to the review.

Reviewer: Zwerg Nase (talk · contribs) 12:35, 11 September 2015 (UTC)


I will review this. Zwerg Nase (talk) 12:35, 11 September 2015 (UTC)

  1. It is reasonably well written.
    a (prose): b (MoS for lead, layout, word choice, fiction, and lists):
  2. It is factually accurate and verifiable.
    a (reference section): b (citations to reliable sources): c (OR):
  3. It is broad in its coverage.
    a (major aspects): b (focused):
  4. It follows the neutral point of view policy.
    Fair representation without bias:
  5. It is stable.
    No edit wars, etc.:
  6. It is illustrated by images and other media, where possible and appropriate.
    a (images are tagged and non-free content have fair use rationales): b (appropriate use with suitable captions):
  7. Overall:
    Pass/Fail:

Just a couple of minor things here:

  • Background: In the second paragraph, you speak of him making a third record. Isn't it his second?
Blowin' Your Mind! was his first, Astral Weeks his second. Dan56 (talk) 10:50, 20 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Music and lyrics: sense of intense intimacy is not NPOV. It also sounds like a quote. If it is, give it as such.
I attributed that phrase to the author of the source, Brian Hinton. Dan56 (talk) 10:50, 20 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Same goes for largely impenetrable.
Attributed. Dan56 (talk) 10:50, 20 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Release and reception: End of second paragraph: Is LP in small letters in the source?
Yes, but it should be allowed under WP:MOS to capitalize them anyway. Dan56 (talk) 10:50, 20 September 2015 (UTC)
  • You should give sources for track listing and personnel. I guess that can be found on the album's booklet?
Done, @Zwerg Nase: Dan56 (talk) 10:50, 20 September 2015 (UTC)

That's about it. I give the nominator(s) seven days to adress the issues. Good job so far! Zwerg Nase (talk) 09:04, 20 September 2015 (UTC)

Looks good, it's a pass :) Zwerg Nase (talk) 11:27, 20 September 2015 (UTC)

For reference...[edit]

The Alternative Moondance[edit]

The 2018 LP titled "The Alternative Moondance" is not simply a reissue of "Moondance." Because it is made up of alternative takes and doesn't match the track listing of "Moondance" it is a (minor) album in its own right.

D.Holt (talk) 04:14, 20 August 2018 (UTC)