One of rock music's greatest live albums gets a sequel and shows a legendary singer/songwriter at the peak of his powers.
11 Aug 2016
Bobby Womack is one of the many artists Van Morrison selected to re-interpret his classic songs for his new duets album.
04 Mar 2015
This is Greil Marcus: he views the end of the ’60s and the start of the ’70s through the changing aesthetics of the Rolling Stones, and offers his most tender response when asked about, in this case, Elvis. But when asked about himself, he just shuts down.
14 Jan 2013
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.
07 Jan 2011
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.
18 Apr 2010
Perhaps this burdened generation will find some of the hope they are desperately seeking in this reconstruction of a classic record.
22 Feb 2009
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.
25 Nov 2008
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