Moondance [180 Gram Vinyl]

Moondance [180 Gram Vinyl]

by Van MorrisonVan Morrison

Vinyl LP(Long Playing Record - 180 Gram Vinyl)

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It's easy to forget the strained lives that produced many of rock's masterpieces. Van Morrison was a onetime teen star -- his Belfast group Them had hits with songs like "Here Comes the Night" and "Gloria." In 1968, he had just produced ASTRAL WEEKS, a miasmic, transcendent, almost orchestral song cycle that wowed critics but confused audiences. On MOONDANCE, however, Morrison found a purer evocation of the music in his mind: an open, bluesy, affirming, and astonishingly tuneful series of songs on such elemental subjects as fishing and drinking ("And It Stoned Me"), love ("Crazy Love"), and the radio ("Turn it up!" he howls in the rocking "Caravan"). You also get the jazzy, unapologetically joyful "Moondance" and a uniquely beautiful, saxophone-tinged journey that wanders -- as Morrison puts it -- "Into the Mystic."

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Release Date: 12/30/2008
Label: Rhino
UPC: 0081227990701
catalogNumber: 1835
Rank: 2651


  1. And It Stoned Me
  2. Moondance
  3. Crazy Love
  4. Caravan
  5. Into The Mystic
  6. Come Running
  7. These Dreams Of You
  8. Brand New Day
  9. Everyone
  10. Glad Tidings

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