Saturday, March 7, 2009

Astral Weeks: Revisited

With the recent CD release of "Astral Weeks: Live at the Hollywood Bowl" NPR's Josh Gleason looked back at the widely acclaimed original.

Van Morrison played solo-acoustic sets at several free concerts on Boston Common in 1968, where most of the attention was focused on local bands like Ultimate Spinach and Eden's Children, who were among those hyped as part of the ill-fated/short lived "Bosstown Sound." And most everyone sitting there thinking "this isn't 'Brown Eyed Girl' was really hearing a performance of songs that would become "Astral Weeks" a few months later, and preview of a career beyond pop.

From NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday, February 28th

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