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Van Morrison - Astral Weeks FLAC album


Performer: Van Morrison
Genre: Jazz / Rock / Blues / Folk and World music
Title: Astral Weeks
Country: US
Style: Acoustic, Classic Rock, Free Improvisation
FLAC version ZIP size: 1462 mb
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WMA version ZIP size: 1926 mb
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Astral Weeks is the second studio album by Northern Irish singer-songwriter Van Morrison. It was recorded at Century Sound Studios in New York during September and October 1968, and released in November of the same year by Warner Bros. The album's music blends folk, blues, jazz, and classical styles, signalling a radical departure from the sound of Morrison's previous pop hits, such as "Brown Eyed Girl" (1967).

In 1968, Van Morrison was 22 years old and one album down, a Northern Irishman in New York, with a fledgling career built on garage rock, TB Sheets and Brown Eyed Girls. Morrison himself described Astral Weeks as an opera of sorts, a story with definite characters, a song-cycle of "poetry and mythical musings channelled from my imagination". And so we find memories of viaducts and slipstreams, ferry boats and cadillacs and cherry wine, mingling with talk of Huddie Ledbetter and little red shoes.

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

Аккорды, текст к песне 'Astral Weeks (album)' исполнителя (композитора) Van Morrison. На сайте может быть представлено несколько вариантов, проверьте соответствующий список. 1. astral weeks 2. beside you 3. sweet thing 4. cyprus avenue 5. the way young lovers do 6. madame george 7. ballerina 8. slim slow slider ASTRAL WEEKS. by Van Morrison -. from 'Astral Weeks' (1967) . CAPO 2nd FRET.

Listen free to Van Morrison – Astral Weeks (Astral Weeks, Beside You and more). Original Release Date: November 1968 Van Morrison - rhythm guitar, keyboard, saxophone, vocal; Jay Berliner - guitar; Barry Kornfeld - guitar on "The Way Young Lovers Do"; Richard Davis - bass; Connie Kay - drums; John Payne - flute, soprano saxophone; Warren Smith, Jr. - percussion, vibraphone; Producer: Lewis Merenstein Discover more music, concerts, videos, and pictures with the largest catalogue online at Last. - percussion, vibraphone; Producer: Lewis Merenstein.

Tracklist

Part 1: In The Beginning
A1 Astral Weeks 7:00
A2 Beside You 5:10
A3 Sweet Thing 4:10
A4 Cyprus Avenue 6:50
Part 2: Afterwards
B1 Young Lovers Do 3:10
B2 Madame George 9:25
B3 Ballerina 7:00
B4 Slim Slow Slider 3:20

Companies, etc.

  • Printed By – Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd.

Credits

  • Arranged By – Larry Fallon
  • Bass – Richard Davis
  • Drums – Connie Kay
  • Flute, Soprano Saxophone – John Payne
  • Guitar – Jay Berliner
  • Percussion – Warren Smith
  • Producer – Lewis Merenstein
  • Written-By – Van Morrison

Notes

Has the word 'Strawberry' printed on the runout, side 2

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Part 1 label): K46024 A5
  • Matrix / Runout (Part 2 label): K46024 B-2

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
WS 1768, 1768 Van Morrison Astral Weeks ‎(LP, Album, Pit) Warner Bros. - Seven Arts Records, Warner Bros. - Seven Arts Records WS 1768, 1768 US 1968
1768-2 Van Morrison Astral Weeks ‎(CD, Album, RE, RP) Warner Bros. Records 1768-2 US Unknown
WS 1768 Van Morrison Astral Weeks ‎(LP, Album, RE, Cre) Warner Bros. Records WS 1768 US Unknown
MID 26 004 Van Morrison Astral Weeks ‎(LP, Album, RE) Midi MID 26 004 Germany Unknown
WS 1768, 1768 Van Morrison Astral Weeks ‎(LP, Album, Ter) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records WS 1768, 1768 US 1969

Tracklist

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

Credits

  • Bass – Richard Davis
  • Drums – Connie Kay
  • Flute, Soprano Saxophone – John Payne
  • Guitar – Jay Berliner
  • Percussion, Vibraphone – Warren Smith jr.*
  • Producer – Lewis Merenstein
  • Vocals, Written-By – Van Morrison

Notes

There is also a 1974 re-issue on Midi.

℗ 1972

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: NCB

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
WS 1768, 1768 Van Morrison Astral Weeks ‎(LP, Album, Pit) Warner Bros. - Seven Arts Records, Warner Bros. - Seven Arts Records WS 1768, 1768 US 1968
1768-2 Van Morrison Astral Weeks ‎(CD, Album, RE, RP) Warner Bros. Records 1768-2 US Unknown
WS 1768 Van Morrison Astral Weeks ‎(LP, Album, RE, Cre) Warner Bros. Records WS 1768 US Unknown
MID 26 004 Van Morrison Astral Weeks ‎(LP, Album, RE) Midi MID 26 004 Germany Unknown
WS 1768, 1768 Van Morrison Astral Weeks ‎(LP, Album, Ter) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records WS 1768, 1768 US 1969

Tracklist

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

Companies, etc.

  • Distributed By – Dischi Ricordi S.p.A.

Credits

  • Arranged By, Conductor – Larry Fallon
  • Art Direction – Ed Thrasher
  • Bass – Richard Davis
  • Drums – Connie Kay
  • Flute, Soprano Saxophone – John Payne
  • Guitar – Jay Berliner
  • Percussion, Vibraphone – Warren Smith, Jr.*
  • Photography By [Cover] – Joel Brodsky
  • Producer [For Inherit Productions] – Lewis Merenstein
  • Vocals, Guitar, Written-By – Van Morrison

Notes

(P) 1968

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): 46024-1 - 12-4-74 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): 46024-2 - 12-4-74 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Label Matrix A): K 46024 (46024/1)
  • Matrix / Runout (Label Matrix B): K 46024 (46024/2)

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
WS 1768, 1768 Van Morrison Astral Weeks ‎(LP, Album, Pit) Warner Bros. - Seven Arts Records, Warner Bros. - Seven Arts Records WS 1768, 1768 US 1968
1768-2 Van Morrison Astral Weeks ‎(CD, Album, RE, RP) Warner Bros. Records 1768-2 US Unknown
WS 1768 Van Morrison Astral Weeks ‎(LP, Album, RE, Cre) Warner Bros. Records WS 1768 US Unknown
MID 26 004 Van Morrison Astral Weeks ‎(LP, Album, RE) Midi MID 26 004 Germany Unknown
WS 1768, 1768 Van Morrison Astral Weeks ‎(LP, Album, Ter) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records WS 1768, 1768 US 1969