Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time - Rated 19/500!
1968's "Astral Weeks" remains not only Morrison's masterpiece, but one of the greatest records ever made. A haunting, deeply personal collection of impressionistic folk styled epics recorded by an all star jazz backing unit, its poetic complexity earned critical raves but made only a minimal commercial impact.
"There was no precedent for it in Van Morrison's previous vocal and songwriting success: the bright, rolling pop of his 1967 Top Ten hit, "Brown Eyed Girl"; his earlier spell as the leader of Irish R&B punks Them and writer of the garage-rock standard "Gloria." And Morrison — a notoriously private man for whom singing and songwriting have long been a form of emotional armor as well as release — never sounded as warm and ecstatic, more sensual and vulnerable, as he did on Astral Weeks." - www.rollingstone.com
Features: • 180 grams vinyl record
Selections: Part One: In The Beginning 1. Astral Weeks 2. Beside You 3. Sweet Thing 4. Cyprus Avenue Part Two: Afterwards 5. Young Lovers Do 6. Madame George 7. Ballerina 8. Slim Slow Slider