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Van Morrison - Astral Weeks


Format: LP, Album, RP, 180

Media Condition:  Mint (M)
Sleeve Condition: Mint (M)
Country:    Europe  
Genre:       Jazz, Rock, Funk / Soul, Pop, Folk World & Country
Style:         Blues Rock, Acoustic, Soul, Folk Rock

Factory Sealed Brand new. 

Astral Weeks is generally considered one of the best albums in pop music history, but for all that renown, it is anything but an archetypal rock & roll album. It it isn't a rock & roll album at all. Van Morrison plays acoustic guitar and sings in his elastic, bluesy, soulful voice, accompanied by crack group of jazz studio players: guitarist Jay Berliner, upright bassist Richard Davis, Modern Jazz Quartet drummer Connie Kay, vibraphonist Warren Smithand soprano saxophonist John Payne. It's unlike any record before or since; it mixes together the very best of postwar popular music in an emotional outpouring cast in delicate, subtle musical structures.



Repress of the 2009 EU release, [r1848127, on label is even the cat# of that pressing, not exactly but the number. Without labelcode. Incl. black/white "Back To Vinyl" hype-sticker. Optimal Media Production changed the name to Optimal Media GmbH, under 'Pressed by' I wrote the new name but the old production number as the runout shows. ©+Ⓟ 1968 Warner Records. Manufactured In The E.U.

. Part One: In The Beginning
A1. Astral Weeks 7:00
A2. Beside You 5:10
A3. Sweet Thing 4:10
A4. Cyprus Avenue 6:50
. Part Two: Afterwards
B1. Young Lovers Do 3:10
B2. Madame George 9:25
B3. Ballerina 7:00
B4. Slim Slow Slider 3:20

Produced For Inherit Productions
Mastered At Record Technology Incorporated
Lacquer Cut At AcousTech Mastering
Pressed By Optimal Media GmbH

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