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VAN MORRISON-MOONDANCE-VINYL EDITION.

Van Morrison-Moondance Vinyl Edition. Label: Rhino. When Van Morrison released his third album, Moondance, in February 1970, little did he know he’d just released not only a classic album, but an album he’d never surpass. This wasn’t unexpected because  two years earlier, in February 1968, Van Morrison has released Astral Weeks, an album which was a …

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VAN MORRISON-THE ALTERNATIVE MOONDANCE-RECORD STORE DAY 2018 RELEASE.

Van Morrison-The Alternative Moondance-Record Store Day 2018 Release. Label: Warner Bros Records. Many critics and record buyers believe that it’s sacrilege to change a classic album in any way, and held their hands up in horror when it was announced that Giles Martin was remixing Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. Steven Wilson must have …

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THE BEST 50 REISSUES OF 2015-PART FIVE.

THE BEST 50 REISSUES OF 2015-PART FIVE. RICK WAKEMAN-THE MYTHS AND LEGENDS OF KING ARTHUR AND THE KNIGHTS OF THE ROUND TABLE, Following the success of Journey To The Centre Of The Earth, Rick Wakeman was getting ready to begin work on his fourth album. Then disaster struck. Rick had the first of three minor …

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VAN MORRISON-HIS BAND AND STREET CHOIR-VINYL EDITION.

VAN MORRISON-HIS BAND AND STREET CHOIR-VINYL EDITION. When Van Morrison began work on his fourth album His Band and Street Choir, he faced the biggest challenge of his career. His last two albums, 1969s Astral Weeks and 1970s Moondance, had been stonewall classics. Following these albums up wasn’t going to be easy. It was going …

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VAN MORRISON-HIS BAND AND STREET CHOIR.

VAN MORRISON-HIS BAND AND STREET CHOIR. When Van Morrison began work on his fourth album His Band and Street Choir, he faced the biggest challenge of his career. His last two albums, 1969s Astral Weeks and 1970s Moondance, had been stonewall classics. Following these albums up wasn’t going to be easy. It was going to …

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VAN MORRISON-MOONDANCE-VINYL EDITION.

VAN MORRISON-MOONDANCE-VINYL EDITION.. When Van Morrison released his third album, Moondance, in February 1970, little did he know he’d just released not only a classic album, but an album he’d never surpass. This wasn’t unexpected. After all, two years earlier in February 1968, Van Morrison has released Astral Weeks, an album which was a game-changer. …

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VAN MORRISON-MOONDANCE.

VAN MORRISON-MOONDANCE. When Van Morrison released his third album, Moondance, in February 1970, little did he know he’d just released not only a classic album, but an album he’d never surpass. This wasn’t unexpected. After all, two years earlier in February 1968, Van Morrison has released Astral Weeks, an album which was a game-changer. Astral …

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THE A-Z OF THE BEST BOX SETS OF 2013-PART 3.

THE A-Z OF THE BEST BOX SETS OF 2013-PART 3. PHILLY REGROOVED: THE TOM MOULTON REMIXES-SPECIAL VINYL EDITION. Just over three years ago, in August 2010, Harmless Records released the first instalment in the Philly ReGrooved compilation series. Featuring twelve remixes of tracks from the Philly Grooved back-catalogue Philly ReGrooved: The Tom Moulton Remixes was …

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VAN MORRISON-MOONDANCE.

VAN MORRISON-MOONDANCE. When Van Morrison released his third album, Moondance, in February 1970, little did he know he’d just released not only a classic album, but an album he’d never surpass. This wasn’t unexpected. After all, two years earlier in February 1968, Van Morrison has released Astral Weeks, an album which was a game-changer. Astral …

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VAN MORRISON-INTO THE MUSIC.

VAN MORRISON-INTO THE MUSIC. Back in August 1979, when Van Morrison released Into the Music, this was seen as almost a comeback album for him. His two previous albums Period of Transition in 1977 and Wavelength in 1978, hadn’t been particularly well received, and Into the Music was seen as a much better album. Since …

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VAN MORRISON-HARD NOSE THE HIGHWAY.

VAN MORRISON-HARD NOSE THE HIGHWAY. Recently in an article, I wrote about some of the great concerts I’ve been lucky enough to see over the years. After I’d published the article, I realized there was one that I’d forgotten about, Van Morrison who I saw live at the esplanade to Edinburgh Castle. I don’t know …

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VAN MORRISON-BACK ON TOP.

VAN MORRISON-BACK ON TOP. Recently, I have been listening to a wide variety of music, with a view to writing articles for this blog. It was when I was sitting looking through a huge pile of albums, that I re-discovered the album I am going to write about. This album is Van Morrison’s album Back …

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