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Astral Weeks

Astral Weeks
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Description: Astral Weeks is the second solo album by Northern Irish singer-songwriter Van Morrison, released in November 1968 on Warner Bros. Records. This was Morrison's first album after Warner Bros. had been able to free him from his contract with Bang Records. The recording sessions were set up by the production-management team of Lewis Merenstein and Bob Schwaid and took place during three sessions in September and October 1968. Employing a mixture of folk, blues, jazz, and classical music, Astral Weeks received critical acclaim immediately upon its first release and subsequently has been placed on numerous widely-circulated lists o ... (more)
Manufacturer: Warner Bros.
Release date: 25 November 1968
Number of discs: 1
EAN: 0075992717625 UPC: 075992717625
Tags: 1968 (4), Cd (2), Folk (2), Ireland (1), Singer-songwriter (1), 1960's (1), Chris (1), Singer/songwriter (1), 1960s (1), Soul (1)
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"Genre(s): Folk Rock / Jazz Rock / Psychedelic Rock / Singer-Songwriter Highlight Tracks: Sweet Thing Cyprus Avenue Ballerina"


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""This is music of such enigmatic beauty that, thirty-five years after its release, Astral Weeks still defies easy, admiring description. 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 e"


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"“It is one of rock's least-likely masterworks. Van Morrison had made a name for himself as the lead singer of the Belfast bar band Them, which achieved immortality with the garage anthem "Gloria." He then signed a solo deal in the US, skimming the Top Ten with the irresistible singalong "Brown-Eyed Girl," but he dismissed the album that came from those sessions. Signing with Warner Bros. Records, Morrison then assembled a bunch of jazz-based players, took them into a New York studio, and emerg"


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"Label: Warner Bros. Nation: UK Running Time: 46:50 Year: 1968"



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