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The 30 Best Album Re-Issues of 2015
13 Dec 2015 // 8:00 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 // 3:00 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 // 4:00 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: Astral Weeks / His Band and the Street Choir
12 Nov 2015 // 8:20 PM
These new re-releases of Morrison's mystical masterwork and its unheralded little brother are especially welcome.
Van Morrison: Duets: Re-Working The Back Catalogue
23 Mar 2015 // 8:05 PM
Forgoing the obvious hits and contemporary pop star collaborators, iconoclast Van Morrison raises the bar for what duet albums can and should be.
Van Morrison with Bobby Womack - "Some Peace of Mind" (audio)
4 Mar 2015 // 9:50 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 // 12:00 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 // 1:00 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