Van Morrison - Astral Weeks Vinyl

Van Morrison - Astral Weeks Vinyl

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(1968)
Label: Warner Bros.
2020 Reissue
180 Gram Vinyl
1LP
Folk / Jazz
Astral Weeks is het tweede soloalbum van Van Morrison en kwam uit in november 1968. Het werd in twee dagen met een aantal gerenommeerde jazzmusici uit New York opgenomen in de toenmalige Century Sound Studios. Het album is een ongewone mix van folkblues en jazz. In de loop van de jaren kreeg het album meer en meer waardering en heeft een cultstatus gekregen. Astral Weeks staat in menig lijstje hoog genoteerd als beste album aller tijden. In de laatste lijst van The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time staat het op de 19de plaats.

Astral Weeks is the second studio album by Northern Irish singer-songwriter Van Morrison. It was recorded at Century Sound Studios in New York during September and October 1968, and released in November of the same year by Warner Bros. Records.

The album's music blends folk, blues, jazz, and classical styles, signalling a radical departure from the sound of Morrison's previous pop hits, such as "Brown Eyed Girl" (1967). The lyrics and cover art portray the symbolism equating earthly love and heaven that would often feature in the singer's subsequent records. His lyrics have been described as impressionistic, hypnotic, and modernist, while the record has been categorized as a song cycle or concept album.

Astral Weeks did not originally receive promotion from Morrison's record label and was not an immediate success with consumers or critics. Its standing eventually improved greatly, with praise given to Morrison's arrangements and songwriting, and the album has been viewed as one of rock music's greatest and most important records (a reputation the singer himself has dismissed). It was placed on numerous widely circulated lists of the best albums of all time and had an enduring effect on both listeners and musicians.


  • A:
  • 1. Astral Weeks
  • 2. Beside You
  • 3. Sweet Thing
  • 4. Cyprus Avenue
  • B:
  • 5. Young Lovers Do
  • 6. Madame George
  • 7. Ballerina
  • 8. Slim Slow Rider

 

EAN Code: 0081227950378