Tuesday, November 25 2008
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.
Sunday, April 18 2010
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.
Sunday, February 22 2009
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 takes us on the simple route to salvation.
Thursday, January 10 2008
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's had a pretty off decade -- or has he?
Sunday, May 7 2006
The great Van the Man, reduced to (mostly) covers and genre constrictions.
Friday, August 17 2012
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
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.
Thursday, February 12 2009
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