The first record I ever bought by Them was their big hit “Here Comes The Night.” I liked that song enough to purchase “Mystic Eyes” without having heard it.
Them consisted of vocalist Van Morrison, guitarist Billy Harrison, bassist Alan Henderson, keyboardist Pete Bardens, pianist John McAuley, and drummer Patrick McAuley. They would have a number of personnal changes before disbanding during 1966.
Released October 30, 1965, “Mystic Eyes” was a raw fusion of blues and rock. Van Morrison’s vocal is mesmorizing as he gets the phrasing needed just right. It would reach number 33 on The American singles charts.
Van Morrison would go on to one of the better and creative solo careers in music history leaving behind this unique single.