[189] Van Morrison – Moondance (1970)


17. Mär. 2010, 22:04

Van MorrisonMoondance

I fell in love with the beauty of Astral Weeks. Where Astral Weeks has a rather sad atmosphere, Moondance is the sunnier and jazzier side of Van Morrison. It’s also beautiful of course. And It Stoned Me is not only a great song title, but also the most terrific song on this album. Swinging goes easily on Moondance, that has a charming 50s sound. Caravan is the typical song to play in your car while driving through France (nice trumpets!). Into The Mystic is so simple and so beautiful, what a beautiful piano. The happy rhythm of Come Running is gracefully accompanied by a (small) background choir, which makes this a catchy song. Second best song on this album is Brand New Day: the sweet beginning, the background choir, the piano, the shivers… Finally Glad Tidings seems to be an alternate version of Brown Eyed Girl, so it can’t be bad.

Yes, Moondance is another pearl made by Van Morrison… but it’s not Astral Weeks.

(Heelmooimooi: And It Stoned Me, Into The Mystic, Brand New Day)


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