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Read An Excerpt From Ryan H. Walsh’s New Book On Van Morrison’s Astral Weeks

For the last three three years I've been digging into the history of Van Morrison's classic LP Astral Weeks for my debut book Astral Weeks:
Ryan H. Walsh | March 13, 2018 - 9:59 am

Counting Down

Van Morrison Albums From Worst To Best

Amongst the major musical titans emerging during the second half of the 20th century, the Belfast-born Irish soul troubadour Van Morrison is perhaps the most underappreciated --…
Timothy Bracy And Elizabeth Bracy | April 14, 2014 - 10:59 am


Time’s All-Time 100 Albums

The music mavens at the venerable Time magazine have compiled their list of the "ALL-TIME 100" albums -- unranked and broken down by decade. We're…
Stereogum | November 14, 2006 - 6:22 pm

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Van Morrison – “Fire In The Belly (Alternate Version)”

Van Morrison continues to be one of the most prolific singer-songwriters of the last 50 years, having released a whopping 40(!) studio albums throughout his career -- most…
Keely Quinlan | March 5, 2019 - 9:33 am

A Legendary Van Morrison Recording Just Hit The Internet And Quickly Disappeared Again

Summer 1968 was a transitional time for Van Morrison. Recently departed from his garage rock band Them and unsatisfied with the release of his debut…
Andy Cush / Spin | November 8, 2018 - 3:33 pm

Van Morrison – “The Prophet Speaks”

Van Morrison has announced The Prophet Speaks, his 40th(!) studio album. Like last year's Roll With The Punches and this year's You're Driving Me Crazy,…
Peter Helman | October 9, 2018 - 2:07 pm

Van Morrison – “Transformation” (Feat. Jeff Beck & Chris Farlowe) Video

Van Morrison is promoting his upcoming album Roll With The Punches today by releasing a very solid new song called "Transformation." The album combines new…
Chris DeVille | August 16, 2017 - 9:56 am

Van Morrison – “Bring It On Home To Me” (Sam Cooke Cover)

This fall, the crusty old recently-knighted golden-voiced legend Van Morrison will follow up 2015's Duets with a new studio album, his 37th. The new album…
Tom Breihan | July 11, 2017 - 10:06 am

Watch Bill Murray Cover Van Morrison At First-Ever Concert

Bill Murray recently announced that he would release his debut album, New Worlds, in September. It's a classical music collaboration with cellist Jan Vogler, and…
James Rettig | June 5, 2017 - 5:25 pm

Arcade Fire, The Magnetic Fields, Grace Jones, & More Make Primavera Sound The Best Festival In Europe

Primavera has a particular reputation, as being one of the best, most interestingly curated festivals in Europe. (Or, anywhere, for that matter.) It earns it.
Ryan Leas | June 5, 2017 - 10:49 am

Bill Murray Has A Classical Album Out This Summer

Bill Murray, America's favorite weird uncle, is recording a classical album. The New York Times reports that the 66-year-old actor and comedian is working on…
Peter Helman | April 19, 2017 - 6:57 pm

Watch Spoon Cover Van Morrison’s “Jackie Wilson Said” At Bridge School Benefit

Yesterday was the first day of Neil Young's annual Bridge School Benefit concert. An all-star lineup of Neil Young, the Dixie Chicks, Sheryl Crow, Ryan…
Peter Helman | October 25, 2015 - 11:43 am

Van Morrison Knighted

Legendary Irish singer-songwriter, six-time Grammy Award winner, and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Van Morrison has now been awarded the UK's highest and…
Peter Helman | June 13, 2015 - 2:11 pm

Hear Little Wings Cover Lil Wayne, Bruce Springsteen, & More For Aquarium Drunkard

Aquarium Drunkard's awesome Lagniappe Sessions feature gives artists the chance to record original, off-kilter covers. The latest batch is from Kyle Field, the man behind…
Caitlin White | April 28, 2015 - 5:03 pm

Van Morrison – “Irish Heartbeat” (Feat. Mark Knopfler)

With 34 albums under his belt, Van Morrison is taking a step and looking at his long career on his next full-length, Duets, which will…
James Rettig | March 10, 2015 - 9:14 am

Van Morrison – “Some Peace Of Mind” (Feat. Bobby Womack)

It took two people to parse Van Morrison's extensive catalog for his entry in our Worst To Best franchise, and 34 albums deep into his…
Collin Robinson | March 3, 2015 - 3:31 pm

Hear “Real Real Gone” From Van Morrison’s New Duets Album

RCA Records will release a new Van Morrison album entitled Duets, which features re-worked Morrison songs recorded with some of his peers. Featured singers include…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | February 17, 2015 - 1:13 pm