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Brown Eyed Breakthrough

This year we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Van Morrison’s breakthrough solo hit, “Brown Eyed Girl.” Nowadays the song’s ubiquity and relative lightness have diminished its power in comparison to the rest of Morrison’s imposing catalog. But “Brown Eyed Girl” offers Morrison’s first great synthesis of imagery from Morrison’s Northern Ireland homeland with the propulsive [...]

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Astral Weeks at 45

Van Morrison joined the British Invasion with Them until he left the band to meet Dylan and the folk rock revolution head-on with his first great masterpiece, Astral Weeks. Here’s what Rolling Stone has to say about this epic, emotive music: Van Morrison never sounded more warm and ecstatic, more sensual and vulnerable, than on [...]

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