Articles tagged van morrison

Iron & Wine: Kiss Each Other Clean

Iron & Wine's major-label debut might have a sexy title, but it’s just a little too effete to be the great pop record it really should be.

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Counterbalance No. 15: Van Morrison’s ‘Astral Weeks’

Van Morrison ventured in the slipstream between the viaducts of your dreams with his 1968 LP Astral Weeks and made it to Number 15 on the List. Klinger and Mendelsohn recount the journey in this latest installment of Counterbalance.

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Greil Marcus on Van Morrison: When That Rough God Goes Riding

This is the story of a burly monk in shades, of flesh chasing the divine, of a voice ecstatic in southern blues and gospel and Celtic mysticism.

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6 Apr 2009 // 10:00 PM

Waltzing with Wilco

As any experienced concert-goer knows, a lively audience can mean the difference between a lackluster event and a memorable night. Sometimes, it’s more important than the band's actual performance.

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Van Morrison: Astral Weeks Live at the Hollywood Bowl

Perhaps this burdened generation will find some of the hope they are desperately seeking in this reconstruction of a classic record.

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‘Astral Weeks’ is not rock; it’s not jazz - just timeless

On one evening last year, Van Morrison finally got around to revisiting the album that many consider his masterpiece, “Astral Weeks.” This week, a recording

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Day Two: From Jimi Hendrix to the Rolling Stones

The last quintet of choices show how the blues reclaimed its basis for a dozen hard rock hymns, argued for the importance of following one's singer/songwriter muse, and proved that not every significant sound coming out of the UK was Beatle-based.

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10 Nov 2008 // 7:20 AM

Van Morrison ventures into the mystic once more

So much has been said about Van Morrison’s 1968 mystical masterpiece “Astral Weeks,” so many accolades heaped upon it by every bastion of rock journalism,

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2 Sep 2008 // 2:45 AM

Ageless Van Morrison still rocks me down to my soul

The ageless Van Morrison still rocks me down to my soul. He turned 63 on Sunday, and 40 years ago he laid down some transcendent tracks. I

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2 Apr 2008 // 11:02 PM

Van Morrison: Keep It Simple

Van Morrison takes us on the simple route to salvation.

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Big names Van Morrison, R.E.M. mix in with indie bands’ showcases at SXSW

AUSTIN, Texas - This town’s annual music festival long ago stopped being a place where unsigned bands can get discovered. That loss of mission

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10 Jan 2008 // 10:00 PM

Van Morrison: Still On Top

It's not a perfect retrospective, but when the highs are as thrilling as "Jackie Wilson" and "Crazy Love", it's pretty hard to deny Morrison's legacy as a singles artist.

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Van Morrison: The Best of Van Morrison

Van Morrison's had a pretty off decade -- or has he?

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Van Morrison: Pay the Devil

The great Van the Man, reduced to (mostly) covers and genre constrictions.

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23 Jun 2004 // 11:00 PM

	Van Morrison: Astral Weeks

I was 17 starting fall semester at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, a quaint golden-hilled town in central California. For my first few weeks in the

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	Van Morrison: What’s Wrong With This Picture?

Van Morrison is a deeply strange performer—just check out the footage of him in The Last Waltz, where, in his unitard and cape, he

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11 Jun 2002 // 11:00 PM

	Van Morrison: Down the Road

Beginning with the opening groans of Van Morrison’s desperately optimistic harmonica, a minor crisis is at play here. “And I got to be so

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18 Apr 2002 // 1:00 AM

The Last Waltz (2002)

The Last Waltz still spirits a tingle up the spine.

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"Which is better, Cher’s voice before or after Auto-Tune?

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