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Van Morrison - Astral Weeks - Live At The Hollywood Bowl

When Van Morrison sings, “I believe I’ve transcended,” at the end of “Astral Weeks” — the first song in this full 2008 recital of his historic album of the same name — it is in a warm, grateful growl remarkably like that of the younger man who made the 1968 studio LP. 199 more words

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Van Morrison Re-Works the Catalogue, Pays the Bills

A recent convert to Van Morrison fandom, I missed out by a matter of months on the Irish singer’s 34th studio album, the hilariously titled… 1,154 more words

Review

Lyric Love: "Into the Mystic" by Van Morrison

Sundays are the perfect day for reflection. My ideal Sunday afternoon includes: snuggling under a cozy blanket, sipping coffee, listening to my favorite records and reflecting on my week. 223 more words

Music

Seventh Son

Artistic influences,  seeing how a certain artist will take the work of others and transform it into their own, is a fascinating thing.  Sometimes it’s very obvious especially when the influence is of equal renown or when one artist directly copies the work of another.   249 more words

Influences

BIG Changes!

I have just added 4 tracks into high rotation from Van Morrison‘s new album Duets: Reworking the Catalogue! But the REALLY big news is that I have expanded the playlist. 47 more words

Music

Van Morrison, Duets: Reworking The Catalogue

 

The duets album is a tried and tested way of getting a new record by a music legend out without the troublesome worry of finding them good, new songs to record. 106 more words

New Albums

50 years after Them, Van Morrison cuts one of Those "Duets" Albums

The number “50” is off—an 18-year-old Van the Man actually joined Them in April 1964 (thus, 51 years on)—but it’s fitting, as playing with time is something Morrison mastered early and continues to do very well, as singer, … 902 more words

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