Van Morrison - Astral Weeks (CD)

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Astral Weeks is generally considered one of the best albums in pop music history. For all that renown, Astral Weeks is anything but an archetypal rock & roll album: in fact, it isn't a rock & roll album at all. Employing a mixture of folk, blues, jazz, and classical music, Van Morrison spins out a series of extended ruminations on his Belfast upbringing, including the remarkable character "Madame George" and the climactic epiphany experienced on "Cyprus Avenue." Accompanying himself on acoustic guitar, Morrison sings in his elastic, bluesy voice, accompanied by a jazz rhythm section (Jay Berliner, guitar, Richard Davis, bass, Connie Kay, drums), plus reeds (John Payne) and vibes (Warren Smith, Jr.), with a string quartet overdubbed. An emotional outpouring cast in delicate musical structures, Astral Weeks has a unique musical power. Unlike any record before or since, it nevertheless encompasses the passion and tenderness that have always mixed in the best postwar popular music, easily justifying the critics' raves.
Categories
RockPopMusic
Copy Control
No
Number of Items
1
Media Type
CD
Title
Astral Weeks
Media
CD
BarCode
6001491240023
Country of Origin
South Africa
Label
Naxos
Format
CD
Barcode
6001491240023
Tracks
  1. [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Astral Weeks
  2. [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Beside You
  3. [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Sweet Thing
  4. [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Cyprus Avenue
  5. [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] The Way Young Lovers Do
  6. [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Madame George
  7. [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Ballerina
  8. [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Slim Slow Slider
Genre
Pop / Rock
Release Date
9 November 1992
Country
South Africa
Audio Format
PCM Audio
Video Disabled
0
Artists
  1. Morrison, Van
Date Released
1999-01-01

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