Van’s last known demo. He wrote this song in the summer of 1995 performed it live a few times and made this demo sometime in 1996. Despite his own claims of losing his muse, this song clearly shows that he hadn’t lost his songwriting touch.
This unique love ballad for Lindsey was never released. In my interviews with her she claimed that she always kept it close to her heart. When I finally met Van in 2002 it was this song he played for me on the piano.
This rare gem was written in Los Angeles about the then 17 year-old Leia Phelps. It was a great example of Van’s latter day songwriting and was featured in most of of his final solo performances.
A song written while Van and Alexa tried to make a long distance relationship work. I discovered this on a mix tape that Van had made for Alexa’s 23 birthday….and thus perhaps hadn’t been noticed by Lindsey as she prepared some of his official releases. This Place (Calls to You) This […]