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The 30 Best Album Re-Issues of 2015
13 Dec 2015 // 9:00 PM
The music world saw amazing reissues from all over the genre map, spanning rock titans to indie upstarts and experimental to folk.
Day Two: From Jimi Hendrix to the Rolling Stones
25 Nov 2008 // 4:00 PM
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.
Greil Marcus on Van Morrison: When That Rough God Goes Riding
18 Apr 2010 // 5:00 PM
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.
Van Morrison: Roll with the Punches
21 Sep 2017 // 9:15 PM
Calling Morrison enigmatic is like calling candy sweet: it’s the defining characteristic. Morrison’s best music has always been complex and mysterious.
Van Morrison: The Authorized Bang Collection
3 May 2017 // 9:30 PM
Van Morrison's Bang sessions have been bootlegged and shamelessly repackaged for 50 years. This collection brings it all together the right way.
Van Morrison with Bobby Womack - "Some Peace of Mind" (audio)
4 Mar 2015 // 10:50 AM
Bobby Womack is one of the many artists Van Morrison selected to re-interpret his classic songs for his new duets album.
Counterbalance No. 94: Van Morrison's 'Moondance'
17 Aug 2012 // 1:00 AM
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!
‘Astral Weeks' is not rock; it's not jazz - just timeless
12 Feb 2009 // 2:00 AM
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