Van Morrison: Astral Weeks and His Band And The Street Choir

Van Morrison Astral Weeks (Expanded and Remastered) His Band and the Street Choir (Expanded and Remastered) (Warner Brothers/Rhino) Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Even with the luxury 45 years’ worth of hindsight brings, it’s difficult to find another artist … Continued
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Van Morrison: The Essential Van Morrison

Van Morrison Essential Van Morrison (Sony/Legacy) Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars Leave it to the notoriously prickly, unpredictable and inconsistent Van Morrison to keep fans waiting until 2007-’08 to re-issue and expand the bulk of his catalog, only to … Continued

Van Morrison: Duets: Reworking the Catalog

Van Morrison Duets: Reworking the Catalog (RCA) 4 out of 5 stars The subtitle of Van Morrison’s 35th (!) studio album is sure to generate groans from longtime fans. After all, classic artists of his generation who revisit and re-record … Continued

Van Morrison: Moondance – Deluxe Edition

Van Morrison Moondance – Deluxe Edition (Rhino/Warner Brothers) Rating: Original album – 5 stars, Deluxe Edition – 2 1/2 stars Deluxe? Sure. Necessary? Probably not. Expanded, overhauled and otherwise overloaded, this five platter, beautifully appointed and annotated Moondance set is … Continued

Van Morrison To Release 5-Disc Moondance Album

2013 has been a good year to revisit the classics: From John Fogerty’s Wrote A Song For Everyone and Steve Earle’s The Warner Bro. Years to Bob Dylan’s AmericanramA tour and Paul McCartney’s show-stopping Bonnaroo set, there has been no forgetting the roots … Continued