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Posted on 6 March 2018 | 11:49 am
  'Astral Weeks,' A Tale Of Van Morrison's
WBUR'Astral Weeks,' A Tale Of Van Morrison's Time In The 'Weirder' - WBURWBURIts song lyrics are dotted with references to the artist's native Ireland. But on the back cover of Van Morrison's much-cherished album "Astral Weeks," there is an unexplained bit of verse that links the work to a different place altogether. I saw you ...and more »
Posted on 6 March 2018 | 2:07 am
  When Van Morrison Bunkered Down in Boston: A
Boston magazineWhen Van Morrison Bunkered Down in Boston: A Conversation with Author Ryan WalshBoston magazineBack in 1968, Van Morrison had been trying to escape a record contract and a career of frustration in New York, so he came up to Boston, lived in Cambridgeport, and developed the song cycle that would form Astral Weeks, one of the most revered albums ...
Posted on 5 March 2018 | 2:51 pm
  'Astral Weeks: A Secret History of 1968':
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette'Astral Weeks: A Secret History of 1968': Van Morrison's masterwork gets overworkedPittsburgh Post-GazetteThe story of how Van Morrison wrote and recorded his seminal album “Astral Weeks” during the most tumultuous year in postwar America could have been a modern epic of near Pasternakian proportions. OK, OK. Maybe it was never going to be “Dr. Zhivago ...
Posted on 4 March 2018 | 3:33 am
  Stories of migration; damage from fire
The Boston GlobeStories of migration; damage from fire closes TridentThe Boston GlobeThe floor at Trident Booksellers and Café on Newbury Street was covered in water after a fire triggered the sprinkler system. Transnational Literature Series launches. On a spinning rack next to the best-sellers case at Brookline Booksmith, there's a ...
Posted on 2 March 2018 | 9:03 am
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  Artist Marcus Robinson to film Van Morrison
Image caption Marcus Robinson spends his time at the site of the World Trade Centre filming its reconstruction He is the award-winning Northern Ireland artist and film-maker who has spent a decade of his life capturing the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks on ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 5:43 pm
  Van Morrison Preps Expanded Reissues of
Warner Bros. will reissue two Van Morrison classics, 'Astral Weeks' and 'His Band and The Street Choir,' with unreleased alternate tracks Ed Caraeff/Getty Van Morrison's seminal 1968 LP Astral Weeks and 1970's His Band and The Street Choir, will be ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 6:18 am
  Van Morrison – Another Glorious Decade
There could not be a more difficult or uncooperative subject for a documentary than Van Morrison. A talented songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, he burst on the music scene (in the 1960s) with the garage band Them. Their single “Gloria” became a rock ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 4:09 am
  Expanded editions of Van Morrison’s Astral
Van Morrison‘s albums Astral Weeks and His Band And Street Choir are to be released as expanded editions. These single-disc expanded and remastered versions will be released by Rhino on October 30 on CD and digital formats. They follow the Moondance ...
Posted on 26 August 2015 | 6:00 pm
  Van Morrison sells most of his catalog to
Sony Music has acquired the rights to most of Van Morrison’s album catalog. In addition to re-packaging and re-issuing some of Morrison’s albums, Sony will make many of the records available on streaming services for the first time. But in this day and ...
Posted on 26 August 2015 | 10:06 am
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  Coroner: Guitarist Montrose committed
The death of rock guitarist Ronnie Montrose, who formed an eponymous band in the 1970s and played with heavy hitters such as Van Morrison and Herbie Hancock, has been ruled a suicide.
Posted on 10 April 2012 | 6:12 pm
  Reports: Van Morrison had `love child' with
Newspapers have published evidence they say proves that singer Van Morrison fathered a child out of wedlock with one of his U.S. tour promoters.
Posted on 17 April 2011 | 3:23 am
  Van Morrison: Birth report 'utter fiction'
Reclusive Irish singer Van Morrison said Thursday that a computer hacker planted a false report on his Web site claiming he had fathered a fourth child at the age of 64 with a new partner.
Posted on 31 December 2009 | 4:12 pm
  Correction: Van Morrison story
In a Dec. 28 story, The Associated Press, relying on information from Van Morrison's Hollywood-based publicist and his official Web site, reported erroneously that the Irish singer had a new baby boy with a woman identified as "his wife, GiGi."
Posted on 31 December 2009 | 1:04 pm
  Van Morrison and wife welcome their baby boy
A new Van Morrison has been born.
Posted on 28 December 2009 | 4:24 pm
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Posted on 8 March 2018 | 9:17 pm
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hibryanj: C~&grats @JahHills - you fancy now! The Miracle of Van Morris~&’s “Astral Weeks”
Posted on 8 March 2018 | 9:17 pm
  readablogabout1: Van Morrison, Into The
readablogabout1: Van Morris~~!%, Into The Mystic, Live Van Acoustic Solo
Posted on 8 March 2018 | 9:17 pm
  charluv2011: RT @NewYorker: A new book takes
charluv2011: RT @NewYorker: A new book takes up the sui-generis masterpiece, Van Morris*~’s “Astral Weeks,” and unearths the largely forgotten c*~text f…
Posted on 8 March 2018 | 9:17 pm
  ketshun: RT @NewYorker: A new book takes up
ketshun: RT @NewYorker: A new book takes up the sui-generis masterpiece, Van Morris^’s “Astral Weeks,” and unearths the largely forgotten c^text f…
Posted on 8 March 2018 | 9:17 pm
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  Resolved Question: What are your thoughts on
Rock & Pop, what are your thoughts on Astral Weeks by Van Morrison? Personally, I'd say that Astral Weeks is an excellent album. Van Morrison's vocals on the album are full of emotion and soul; you can feel what he's trying to say, and he expresses himself with an incredible amount of honesty and feeling. The lyrics are fantastic throughout, and the music is quite beautiful. Much of Astral Weeks feels like a wonderfully meandering adventure through some magical forest, and its skillful blending of folk with jazz, soul and blues is always awe-inspiring. in conclusion, Astral Weeks is truly a classic album. BQ: Favorite songs from Astral Weeks? BQ2: What are your thoughts on Van Morrison's vocals and lyrics on Astral Weeks? BQ3: Would you consider Astral Weeks to be a life-changing album, in some ways? BQ4: If Astral Weeks was a picture book, then what type of picture book would it be?
Posted on 23 March 2016 | 3:32 pm
  Resolved Question: Was Van Morrison's song
His opening track for his 1979 album Wavelength began, 'So glad to see you / So glad you're here / Come here beside me now / We can clear inhibition away'. The chorus went, 'Oh they were swingin' / Down at the Kingdom Hall / Oh, bells were ringin' ' Down at the KH / A choir was singin' / Down at the KH'. Apparently his mother took him to the Kingdom Hall for two years, when he was a little boy. But everyone knows there's no swinging, bells ringing or choirs singing at any Kingdom Hall! Even clapping is frowned upon and dancing is prohibited! But the song could well describe a Pentecostal or Charismatic meeting. Was Van Morrison mixing up the Kingdom Hall with the Pentecostal churches, or was he just being utterly sarcastic about Kingdom Hall meetings? yes, GT, and here's a quote from a 1997 interview by Edna Gundersen for Music Central Online. She asked if he was raised as a JW. "He answered, 'No, no, no. I wasn't raised anything. My mother went to some meetings at some point. She took me to some meetings. She didn't call herself that. It was only for a couple of years.... She never joined anything." His mum went to a wide variety of religious meetings. Not just the Kingdom Hall ones! I think Van Morrison might have been been suffering from pre-senile dementia when he penned that Kingdom Hall song! Either that, or he'd had one bevvy too many!
Posted on 21 June 2013 | 1:11 am
  Resolved Question: Van Morrison
What's your favourite album of his? BQ: Favourite Van song? BQ2: Favourite song of Astral Weeks? Have a nice rest of your day. :) Why does Y!A insist on being so random sometimes? :S Suggest category: Sports > Basketball Layla: lmao sorry, I'll stop trollin' now Skywalker: Yeah it's crazy, my dad owns and loves them all. He's a huge fanboy haha. I've only listened to a few myself. Astral Weeks is my favourite.
Posted on 4 July 2011 | 4:08 am
  Resolved Question: Has Van Morrison never
His music is all about love and the human condition.
Posted on 15 October 2010 | 1:34 am
  Resolved Question: Where in Cambridge,
I have loved the album for years, and always assumed he wrote it in Belfast. After living in Cambridge for several months, I discovered he wrote it here, of all places. I would love to find out where in this town he lived. Does anyone know?
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