Van Morrison -  Moondance

Van Morrison: Moondance

Album #90 - February 1970

Episode date - October 3, 2018

The Top 500 of The Top 40
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    By 1970, Van Morrison already had a solid reputation as an influential singer/songwriter, but “Moondance” is the album that busted things wide open for him.

    Before this album, he was seen as a mercurial character but “Moondance” suddenly grounded him in the mainstream. His previous album, ”Astral Weeks”, though stunningly beautiful, had been mostly ignored by music fans, as it relied heavily on intuition and spontaneity. This time Morrison collected a set of formally constructed songs, many of which would come to define his career, and it was a significant ‘about face’.

    In an era when the singer/songwriters were starting to dominate the music industry, Morrison created one of the finest albums of that (or any) genre.

    Featured tracks include;

    And It Stoned Me

    Moondance

    Crazy Love

    Caravan

    Into the Mystic

    Come Running

    These Dreams of You

    Brand New Day

    Everyone

    Glad Tidings

    January 1970 - Billboard Charted #89

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