June 7, 2011

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Van Morrison -Another one of those ageless and timeless musical icons.


It occurred to me that Van Morrison has been at it a very long time - well over 40 years to be exact. Unlike many artists who haven't weathered the flights of fancy of the audience and music buying public, Morrison has maintained a freshness and a growing legion of fans that fairly defies an age category, and certainly no pigeonhole. The key to the success is, in all probabilities, very simple - good songs, well executed with an unmistakable and clear point of view and that translates into timeless. Apropos and vital in 1967 - apropos and vital in 2011. Can't ask for more. He's just good at what he does.

So tonight, as the result of running across a group of sessions Van Morrison did at The BBC for (I believe) the Top Gear Program (no relation to the Car Show of the same name) in the early 1970's, I thought I would put up three of his most memorable tracks, all recorded by the BBC.

The tracks are:

1. Moondance
2. Wild Night
3. St. Dominic's Preview

Unfortunately, I'm missing the exact session dates, but I suspect they will show up at some point and I will drop them in when I find them.

But in the meantime, get ready for Hump Day and relax. Van's got it under control.

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