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Van Morrison - Astral Weeks (1968)  Music

Posted by uff at Oct. 10, 2015
Van Morrison - Astral Weeks (1968)

Van Morrison - Astral Weeks (1968)
Rock | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Warner, 1768-2 | rel: 1990 | 290Mb

Astral Weeks is generally considered one of the best albums in pop music history. For all that renown, Astral Weeks is anything but an archetypal rock & roll album: in fact, it isn't a rock & roll album at all. Employing a mixture of folk, blues, jazz, and classical music, Van Morrison spins out a series of extended ruminations on his Belfast upbringing, including the remarkable character "Madame George" and the climactic epiphany experienced on "Cyprus Avenue." Accompanying himself on acoustic guitar, Morrison sings in his elastic, bluesy voice, accompanied by a jazz rhythm section (Jay Berliner, guitar, Richard Davis, bass, Connie Kay, drums), plus reeds (John Payne) and vibes (Warren Smith, Jr.), with a string quartet overdubbed.
Van Morrison - Astral Weeks Live at the Hollywood Bowl (2009)

Van Morrison - Astral Weeks Live at the Hollywood Bowl (2009)
Rock | 1cd | EAC Rip | Ape + Cue + Log | covers
Listen To The Lion, 50996 93423 2 5 | rec: 2008 | 480Mb

When an artist decides to perform a classic album in concert, the possibilities for disaster are myriad. Van Morrison's Astral Weeks had never been performed as a cycle before these performances at the Hollywood Bowl. With only one full band rehearsal, Van responded by bringing this mythic material to life with a rock showman's sense of audacity, a poet's vulnerability, a jazzman's sense of timing, and the mastery of a singer who knows where to find the hidden magic in his material.

Van Morrison - Astral Weeks (1968) [2015 expanded remaster]  Music

Posted by hill0 at March 14, 2016
Van Morrison - Astral Weeks (1968) [2015 expanded remaster]

Van Morrison - Astral Weeks (1968) [2015 expanded remaster]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks & cue & log) | 414 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 192 MB | Scans | 74:17
Genre: Blues Rock / Folk Rock / Pop Rock | Country: UK | Label: Warner Bros. Records | 081227952310

Remastered audio, each album also features previously unreleased versions of several album tracks. Astral Weeks failed to make the charts when it was released in the fall of 1968. But 47 years later, the album has achieved a near-mythic status across generations of listeners who have "ventured in the slipstream" and fallen under the music's spell. "Any best-of list is unthinkable - and worthless - without it," writes Cory Frye in the album's liner notes.
Van Morrison - Astral Weeks (1968) [Expanded & Remastered 2015]

Van Morrison - Astral Weeks (1968) [Expanded & Remastered 2015]
Folk Rock, Singer-Songwriter | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 74:10 min | 179 MB + 5% Recovery
Label: Rhino / Warner Bro | Tracks: 12 | Rls.date: 2015

2015 Expanded Remaster : 4 bonus tracks. Legendary 1968 album from the Irish crooner. Blue-eyed soul & jazz folk beauty.
Van Morrison - Moondance (1970) {2013 Warner Deluxe Edition 4CD + BD}

Van Morrison - Moondance (1970) {2013 Warner Deluxe Edition 4CD + BD}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 1.51 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 599 Mb
Blu-ray -> 4.27 Gb | Dolby TrueHD 5.1 / Dolby TrueHD 2.0 | no video | ISO Image
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 143 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2013 Warner Bros. Records | 8122796385
Rock / Pop / Soft Rock / Soul / Irish Folk

In the fall of 1969, Van Morrison entered the studio to record Moondance, the album that would soon become his commercial breakthrough and one of the most beloved recordings of all time. Fans will soon have the rare opportunity to experience this classic album like never before with the newly remastered and expanded version featuring 50 unreleased tracks including studio outtakes of favorites, plus multiple takes and a final mix of the unheard track "I Shall Sing." The Deluxe Edition includes 4 CDs/1 Blu-Ray Audio with newly remastered version of the original album, three discs of previously unreleased music from the sessions, a Blu-Ray Audio disc with high-resolution 48K 24 bit PCM stereo and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround sound audio of original album (no video). The package is presented in a linen-wrapped folio Includes a booklet with liner notes from Alan Light and original engineer Elliot Scheiner.

Van Morrison - The Essential Van Morrison (2015)  Music

Posted by v3122 at Sept. 1, 2015
Van Morrison - The Essential Van Morrison (2015)

Van Morrison - The Essential Van Morrison (2015)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log
2CD | Legacy Recordings, 88875141712 | ~ 1055 Mb | Scans Included
Blues Rock / Folk Rock / Pop Rock

Purple Pyramid's Essential Van Morrison is comprised of the (much compiled) recordings Morrison made for Bang! after his split from Them. Teaming with Brill Building vet producer Bert Berns, Morrison's wild-eyed lyricism is often a tight fit with Berns' straight-ahead commercial sound (see the silly but fun "Chick-a-Boom" for an example)….

Van Morrison - Still On Top - The Greatest Hits (2007)  Music

Posted by popsakov at Jan. 22, 2017
Van Morrison - Still On Top - The Greatest Hits (2007)

Van Morrison - Still On Top - The Greatest Hits (2007)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 535 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 191 Mb
Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 43 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Classic Rock, Pop Rock, Pop, Folk, Blue-Eyed Soul | Polydor / Exile #B0010070-02

There are 21 cuts on this Hip-O collection of Van Morrison's Greatest Hits. The interesting thing is that of these 21 cuts, only about half of them will be recognizable to the casual Van Morrison fan, as they come from his Bang sides and the far more popular Warner Brothers singles of the early '70s. As it should be, although there is one glaring omission: "Tupelo Honey" is absent from the song list. The rest may not have been greatest hits in America, but they do represent a fine – if arguable – selection of the material from the late '70s, '80s, and '90s…

Van Morrison - Keep Me Singing (2016)  Music

Posted by popsakov at Oct. 3, 2016
Van Morrison - Keep Me Singing (2016)

Van Morrison - Keep Me Singing (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 353 Mb | Scans Included (JPG, 600 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Pop Rock, Folk Rock, R&B, Blues | Exile Productions / Caroline International #5703574

Van Morrison does exactly what he wants, when he wants, and continually mines the past no matter the cost. It's been four years since the Celtic soulman issued a collection of new, original studio material (Born to Sing: No Plan B), but given the music, it could have been yesterday. Morrison has no interest in innovation, he's already done that. The pace here is (mostly) laid-back, the music drenched in jazz, R&B, blues, and classy pop. He revels throughout in an elegant slow burn; his lyric themes are bittersweet, melancholic, filled with emotional and symbolic memory; his longing for the previous prevalent. The first line on album-opener "Let It Rhyme" is: "Throw another coin in the wishing well/Tell everybody to go to hell…" atop skeins of country and R&B as he reveals his recalcitrance…

Van Morrison - Keep Me Singing (2016)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Sept. 29, 2016
Van Morrison - Keep Me Singing (2016)

Van Morrison - Keep Me Singing
Classica Rock, Singer-Songwriter | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 56:36 min | 136 MB + 5% Recovery
Label: Caroline International | Tracks: 13 | Rls.date: 2016

'Keep Me Singing' is Van Morrison's 36th studio album to date and consists of 13 tracks - 12 original songs written and performed by Morrison, as well as a cover of the blues standard 'Share Your Love With Me' - written by Alfred Baggs and Don Robey and previously recorded by artists such as Aretha Franklin and Kenny Rogers. For the track 'Every Time I See A River', Morrison has collaborated with acclaimed lyricist Don Black. The album's closing track, 'Caledonia Swing', is an instrumental featuring Van on piano and saxophone. All tracks were produced by Van Morrison.
Van Morrison - It's Too Late To Stop Now - Volumes II-III-IV & DVD (2016) {3CD+DVD5 NTSC Legacy-Exile 88875134742}

Van Morrison - It's Too Late To Stop Now - Volumes II-III-IV & DVD (2016) {3CD+DVD5 NTSC Legacy-Exile 88875134742}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 1.34 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 506 Mb
DVD5 -> 3.51 Gb | All Regions | NTSC 4:3 | LPCM, 2 ch | ~ 51 min | ISO Image
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 159 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1974, 2016 Legacy / Exile Prod. / Sony Music | 88875134742
Rock / Blues / Blues Rock / Soul / Rhythm & Blues

When Van Morrison's double-length It's Too Late to Stop Now was released in 1974, it was an anomaly. Compiled from eight nights on his 1973 tour with his 11-piece Caledonia Soul Orchestra, it appeared months prior to Hard Nose the Highway. Contrary to standard industry practice of the time, its contents weren't doctored in the studio afterwards: There were no added overdubs or masked flubs. Some critics took issue with its sound – claiming the band, particularly the horns, were too thin – but there was no debate about the performances. It remains revered as one of the greatest concert recordings ever.