Van Morrison – Moondance

Jason Ankeny: ‘The yang to Astral Weeks’ yin, the brilliant Moondance is every bit as much a classic as its predecessor; Van Morrison’s first commercially successful solo effort, it retains the previous album’s deeply spiritual thrust but transcends its bleak, cathartic intensity to instead explore themes of renewal and redemption. Light, soulful, and jazzy, Moondance opens with the sweetly nostalgic “And It Stoned Me,” the song’s pastoral imagery establishing the dominant lyrical motif recurring throughout the album — virtually every track exults in natural wonder, whether it’s the nocturnal magic celebrated by the title cut or the unlimited promise offered in “Brand New Day.” At the heart of the record is “Caravan,” an incantatory ode to the power of radio; equally stirring is the majestic “Into the Mystic,” a song of such elemental beauty and grace as to stand as arguably the quintessential Morrison moment.’

Release Date: February, 1970
Duration: 38:52
Genre: Pop/Rock
Styles: Album Rock – Blue-Eyed Soul – Contemporary Pop/Rock – Jazz-Rock – Singer/Songwriter – Soft Rock

 

Van Morrison – Moondance Tracklist

  1. 0:07 And It Stoned Me
  2. 4:38 Moondance
  3. 9:12 Crazy Love
  4. 11:47 Caravan
  5. 16:46 Into the Mystic
  6. 20:10 Come Running
  7. 22:40 These Dreams of You
  8. 26:30 Brand New Day
  9. 31:38 Everyone
  10. 35:09 Glad Tidings

Van Morrison - Moondance

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