Van Morrison's latest

Record just arrived here at work. Looking forward to running this thru my cleaning process and giving it a spin. Being 2 records will give me ample opportunities to refresh my beverage of choice. :)
Reviews are mostly positive...anybody here heard/getting it?
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  • dromundsdromunds Posts: 8,334
    Thanks for posting, didn't even know about it. Will check it out. Let us know your impressions please
  • K_MK_M Posts: 1,519
    wow, what is he up to, about 45 albums now?
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  • motorhead43026motorhead43026 Posts: 3,319
    If you don't mind please post a review.

    One of my favorites is "Them" featuring Van Morrison.

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  • drumminmandrumminman Posts: 3,372
    2 record !?!?!? My cd arrived yesterday and it’s on one disc (14 tracks). How many songs on the vinyl?
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  • tratlifftratliff Posts: 830
    Please let us know how the vinyl sounds. I was very disappointed in the re-release of “The Healing Game” recently, which I waited years for.
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  • muncybobmuncybob Posts: 2,153
    Hope to give this a listen tonight or tomorrow. Looks like there are about 3 songs on each side and there is a printing of all the lyrics. Other than the records being in paper liners, the packaging is good. Actual records are supposed to be white, more like translucent.
    Yep, my name really is Bob.
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  • muncybobmuncybob Posts: 2,153
    Well, after some recent storms my listening session was delayed due to an apparent current surge that took out several items but I never leave my rig plugged into an outlet...whew!

    There are 3 songs on 2 sides and 4 songs on the other 2. Van set the bar extremely high for me many years ago with Moondance, Astral Weeks, etc and the like and I have learned not to expect an album like those....and this release is no exception.

    However, if you like his style then you'll enjoy this album. There is a mixture of jazz and rhythm & blues along with some toe tapping R&R here. I would say that I really enjoyed about 75% of the tunes here and with continued listening I think the other 25% would grow on me. He's still somewhat cynical(as usual) but not overbearing. A few songs remind me of his "classic years"(as noted above). I would recommend this to anyone that enjoys his music and certainly to any collectors of his work.
    Yep, my name really is Bob.
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  • muncybobmuncybob Posts: 2,153
    Forgot to mention that the sound quality is top notch. The records are heavy(at least 180g). Instruments are clearly defined and placed even when a lot is going on, good sound stage and Van's vocals are centered, which I prefer to the main singer's vocals being off center.
    Yep, my name really is Bob.
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  • minerminer Posts: 1,267
    Van is a hit-or-miss live. Both times have been a -miss for me. Although, I am still a fan of his music.
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  • dromundsdromunds Posts: 8,334
    miner wrote: »
    Van is a hit-or-miss live. Both times have been a -miss for me. Although, I am still a fan of his music.

    Last time I saw him, which was probably five or more years ago on the big stage at the New Orleans Jazzfest, he seemed to be totally bored and just went through the paces, very disappointing. Still going to take a listen to this new one.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 23,454
    He is certainly notorious for bad, or at least, ill-mannered, live appearances. I gotta put in one good word for him, though. We have friends who saw him in Boston last summer (they've seen him several times before). They said it was a fabulous show -- and he even performed ... Gloria. And apparently willingly, too. This is nigh-on unprecedented, at least for many decades.

    Maybe something about being in Boston on a nice summer night...

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