8 Songs, 1 Hour 10 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Recorded in France in 1980, Common One represents a change in consciousness and approach that guided Van Morrison’s output for the next decade. The lengthy pieces—“Summertime in England,” “When Heart Is Open”— take up half an hour, collectively, and explore Morrison’s improvisatory talents, as he twists phrasings and bends words until they nearly break. Elements of Miles Davis’ In a Silent Way and New Age ambience emit from Mark Isham’s trumpet and flugelhorn, with Pee Wee Ellis’ saxophone flavoring the upbeat “Satisfied” and “Spirit.”

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Recorded in France in 1980, Common One represents a change in consciousness and approach that guided Van Morrison’s output for the next decade. The lengthy pieces—“Summertime in England,” “When Heart Is Open”— take up half an hour, collectively, and explore Morrison’s improvisatory talents, as he twists phrasings and bends words until they nearly break. Elements of Miles Davis’ In a Silent Way and New Age ambience emit from Mark Isham’s trumpet and flugelhorn, with Pee Wee Ellis’ saxophone flavoring the upbeat “Satisfied” and “Spirit.”

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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

flemingee ,

AMASTERPEACE

What more can I say it stands a towering achievement in retrospect I thank it is a notch above astral-weeks buy it. Many of the tracks were recorded with one take. Amazing!!!!! You are listening to a performance with everyone in the same room

kewlalfie ,

Not cool

Summertime in England is my favorite song ever and now I have to pay TEN dollars for it just to get a couple of below par songs that I'm never going to listen too. Not cool make it available as a single

SNJRN ,

Worth revisiting

"Summertime in England" is well worth the "price of admission."

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