Too Long in Exile by Van Morrison

The street shot on the cover of Van Morrison’s twenty-second album, “Too Long in Exile” was taken by Berenice Abbott just outside of 246 Pearl Street between Fulton Street and John Street looking southwest.

The album was released by Polydor Records on June 8, 1993.


Too Long in Exile
Lonely Avenue/You Give Me Nothing but the Blues
Ball & Chain
In the Forest
Till We Get the Healing Done
Good Morning Little Schoolgirl
Wasted Years
The Lonesome Road
Moody’s Mood for Love
Close Enough for Jazz
Before the World Was Made
I’ll Take Care of You
Instrumental/Tell Me What You Want


Van Morrison – vocals, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, alto saxophone, harmonica
John Lee Hooker – vocals, electric guitar on “Gloria” and “Wasted Years”
Georgie Fame – Hammond organ, backing vocals
Ronnie Johnson – electric guitar
Nicky Scott – bass guitar
Candy Dulfer – alto saxophone
Kate St John – tenor saxophone, cor anglais
Teena Lyle – backing vocals, Hammond organ, percussion, vibraphone
Jonn Savannah – backing vocals, Hammond organ
Geoff Dunn – drums
Howard Francis – Hammond organ, piano
Paul Robinson – drums
John Allair – Hammond organ
Richard Cousins – bass guitar
Kevin Hayes – drums

Street View
246 Pearl Street
New York NY 10038