Editors' Notes Following the dreamy Veedon Fleece, Van did a 180 with this gritty, soulful album coproduced by Dr. John. Morrison sets the tone with the gloriously greasy, funk-filled opener, “You Gotta Make It Through the World”. “It Fills You Up” is so sexy, it would be hard not to imagine dancers slinking around to it—if not for its lyrics’ occasional mystical detours. By the time Morrison cools things down toward the album’s end, it’s like a welcome breeze blowing across a stack of smoking R&B grooves.
You Gotta Make It Through the World
It Fills You Up
The Eternal Kansas City
Cold Wind In August
7 Songs, 34 Minutes
April 1, 1977
℗ 1977 Exile Productions, Ltd. under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment