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VAN MORRISON

LIVE AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL

2009-02-06

VAN MORRISON ASTRAL WEEKS LIVE AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL Van Morrison was a mere 22 years old when he recorded what is still deemed today by most critics as one of the greatest rock recordings ever. At 63 years old he brings back to life Madame George and demonstrates why certain recordings remain timeless. This CD was recorded live at the Hollywood Bowl on November 7 and 8, 2008. Van brings in a stellar band & stretches and improvises many of the tracks found on the original disc. His vocals have lost some of the youthfulness over the past 40 years but the richness & maturity found in his vocals today breathe a new life into this classic disc. Fans of this disc will also take notice that Van has reorganized the order of the songs found on the original. You will also find two excellent bonus tracks not found on the original disc. After just one listen to this disc this poetic champion who captured our hearts with stories of young love brings us back to where it all began. Reviewed By: Gregg Saur

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