Editors’ Notes There’s never been anything like Astral Weeks—not before or since. Parting with the straightforward, R&B-based rock of his past, a young Van Morrison embraced his love of jazz, blues, folk, and poetry all at once. The thrillingly transcendent journey finds him mixing bittersweet childhood memories and in-the-moment reveries like a folk-rock James Joyce. His soulful voice soars over a constantly shifting, almost impressionistic landscape of fluid, jazzy lines, gentle strumming, and shimmering orchestrations. The magic Morrison created here is as otherworldly as the title suggests.

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Astral Weeks
1
7:03
 
Beside You
2
5:13
 
Sweet Thing
3
4:22
 
Cyprus Avenue
4
6:56
 
The Way Young Lovers Do
5
3:11
 
Madame George
6
9:41
 
Ballerina
7
6:59
 
Slim Slow Slider
8
3:19
 
Beside You (Take 1)
9
5:57
 
Madame George (Take 4)
10
8:24
 
Ballerina (Long Version)
11
8:02
 
Slim Slow Slider (Long Version)
12
4:53
 

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