Well, this is pretty damn cool: Van Morrison released the album Astral Weeks in 1968. When he was 22. Disgusting, I know. But he never performed the entire thing live until last year. Here’s what Lion Records has to say for themselves:
Joining him was an orchestral string section and a band composed of world-class musicians, some of whom played with Van on the original Astral Weeks sessions 40 years ago. During the first half, the artist performed a number of the timeless classics he is famous for while the second half was an awe-inspiring performance of the Astral Weeks album. Among the songs included on the concert DVD are: “Astral Weeks/I Believe I’ve Transcended”, “Beside You”, “Slim Slow Slider/ I Start Breaking Down”, “Sweet Thing”, “The Way Young Lovers Do”, “Cyprus Avenue / You Came Walking Down”, “Ballerina”, and “Madame George.”
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