Format: CD
Rel. Date: 12/16/2022
UPC: 762184216126

Van's Versions (Aus)
Artist: Van Stephenson
Format: CD


1. Set the Night on Fire (Vocal Demo) Recorded By Oak (1980)
2. Catch the Next Dream Recorded By the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (1980)
3. Undivided Love Recorded By Eddy Arnold (1980)
4. Bad Enough Recorded By Kenny Rogers (1983)
5. Til I Loved You Recorded By Glenn Shorrock (1983), Juice Newton (1984) ; Restless Heart (1985)
6. If the Fall Don't Get You Recorded By Janie Fricke (1982) ; Anne Grete (1984)
7. All My Life Recorded By Kenny Rogers (1983) ; Petula Clark (1988)
8. Everybody's Dream Girl Recorded By Dan Seals (1983)
9. You've Got a Good Love Coming (Original Demo) Recorded By Lee Greenwood (1983), Conway Twitty (1984) ; Bob Clayton (1989)
10. Others Only Dream (Original Demo) from the Solo Album Righteous Anger (1984)
11. What the Big Girls Do (Original Demo) from the Solo Album Righteous Anger (1984)
12. The Cure Will Kill You (Original Demo) from the Solo Album Righteous Anger (1984)
13. Modern Day Delilah (Original Demo) from the Solo Album Righteous Anger (1984)
14. I Know Who You Are, I Saw What You Did (Original Demo) from the Solo Album Righteous Anger (1984)
15. You've Been Lied to Before (Original Demo) from the Solo Album Righteous Anger (1984)
16. Righteous Anger (Original Demo) from the Solo Album Righteous Anger (1984)
17. It's Not Me, It's Not You Recorded By KBC Band (1986)
18. Back to the Heartbreak Kid Recorded By Kathy Mattea (1984) ; Restless Heart (1985)
19. She Danced Her Way Into My Heart Recorded By Restless Heart (1985)
20. (You Don't Hear) the One That Gets You Recorded By Juice Newton (1984)
21. Restless Heart Recorded By Juice Newton (1984) ; Restless Heart (1985)
22. Dancing with Danger (Original Demo) from the Solo Album Suspicious Heart (1986)
23. Suspicious Heart (Original Demo) from the Solo Album Suspicious Heart (1986)
24. South December Road Recorded By Gary Morris (1985)
25. Grand Illusion Recorded By Eric Clapton (1986) ; Donny Osmond (1988)
26. Jenny Come Back Recorded By Restless Heart (1988)
27. Never in a Million Years Recorded By Laura Branigan (1990) ; Vicki Shepard (1991)
28. It Happens All the Time Recorded By Anne Murray (1987)
29. Calm Before the Storm Recorded By Restless Heart (1988)
30. House of Fire Recorded By Little Bob (1989)
31. Big Dreams in a Small Town Recorded By Restless Heart (1988)
32. Bluest Eyes in Texas Recorded By Restless Heart (1988)
33. When Pink Turns to Blue Recorded By Fiona (1989)
34. Nature of Love Recorded By Poco (1989)
35. I've Never Been So Sure Recorded By Restless Heart (1990)
36. Get Used to It Recorded By Giant (1992)
37. It Ain't About Love Anymore (Vocal Demo) Recorded By Blackhawk (1997)
38. If That Was a Lie (Acoustic Demo) Recorded By Blackhawk (1997)
39. All the Time in the World (Vocal Demo) Recorded By Boyzone (1998)
40. Think Again (Vocal Demo) Recorded By Blackhawk (1998)
41. Ships of Heaven (Acoustic Demo) Recorded By Blackhawk (2000) ; Van Stephenson (2000)

More Info:

MelodicRock Classics is proud and honored to partner with the family of the late, great Van Stephenson, plus his many co-writers and musical partners, to pay tribute to the legacy of the legendary singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist with a series of archive releases, culminating in two career spanning box sets, featuring all unreleased songs from his vast songwriting archives. The second title to be announced is 'Van's Versions', a 2CD compilation of songs written or co-written by Van and previously recorded and released elsewhere. The songs are all cultivated from Van's unreleased archives and feature songs written by him alone plus other songs co-written with his writing partners Sam Lorber, Jeff Silbar, Dave Robbins, Jan Buckingham, Phil Brown, Tim DuBois, Bob Farrell and more. Van's vast archives included his own original demo versions of many of these songs and it's so good to hear Van's voice driving songs you might already know. The set features the varied musical styles Van wrote for over the years, including Pop, AOR, Rock, Midwestern & Country. Included among the songs are some original demo versions Van recorded himself for his two MCA albums, giving further insight into Van's writing and recording process. To complete the package, artwork from French graphic artist Arnaud Leger has been specially commissioned, plus the audio for both discs has been carefully restored and remastered by acclaimed producer JK Northrup.