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Tuesday, November 25 2008

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.


Columns

Sunday, April 18 2010

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.


Reviews

Sunday, February 22 2009

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.


Wednesday, April 2 2008

Van Morrison: Keep It Simple

Van Morrison takes us on the simple route to salvation.


Thursday, January 10 2008

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.


Tuesday, June 26 2007

Van Morrison: The Best of Van Morrison

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


Sunday, May 7 2006

Van Morrison: Pay the Devil

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


Blogs

Friday, August 17 2012

Counterbalance No. 94: Van Morrison's 'Moondance'

The 94th most acclaimed album of all time wants to rock your gypsy soul, just like way back in the days of old. Sail into the mystic with Van Morrison’s 1970 breakthrough album. Fantabulous!


Friday, January 7 2011

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.


News

Thursday, February 12 2009

‘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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