Astral Weeks

Astral Weeks: Van Morrison: Music. Product Description Possibly the most profound "rock" album ever, with Van sounding like some Celtic bard over the jazzy accompaniment of bassist Richard Davis and MJQ drummer Connie Kay. Utterly unique. 。 Amazon.ca Never mind that is one of the most indelible songwriters of the 20th century--take each album on its own terms. On 196's seminal Astral Weeks, a twentysomething can be found belting his gospelly, bluesy vocals in just as fine a form as he would be 20 years hence. In the sociopolitical context of the times, the album cried out about such ubiquitous 1960s themes as cultural oppression and social upheaval. But it is Morrison's vocal dexterity and passion that maintains such timeless appeal. Take tracks like "Madame George" or "Cyprus Avenue" and you'll find such beautiful mourning, it'll be clear why Sinéad O'Connor once publicly exclaimed: " should be friggin' canonized". --Nick Heil 。 。 。

Astral Weeks
Astral Weeks