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Van Morrison to release live Astral Weeks

By | Published on Friday 19 December 2008

Van Morrison is to release a live version of his seminal album ‘Astral Weeks’ to celebrate the LP’s fortieth anniversary.

It’s a recording of the live set which took place at the Hollywood Bowl last month, at which every track from the long player was performed by the original line up of band members who appeared on the original recordings.

The album’s out via EMI, who signed a deal with Morrison back in the nineties.

Sounds like he’s very happy with it too, look what he says: “I brought these records to EMI because they seem to have people with vision, who have ‘ears’ and who understand the significance of the complex arrangements and the classic essence of recordings like ‘Astral Weeks’. They’re committed to maintaining the integrity of the records I make. That is what it’s all about to me”.