11 Songs, 1 Hour 2 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Before embarking on the largely spiritual journey he’s been on since 1979, Van Morrison took one final stab at making a commercial pop-rock album that centers on love and the radio as a necessary connective tissue to society. The title track, “Santa Fe/Beautiful Obsession,” and “Take It Where You Find It” mine this territory effectively with some of Van’s catchiest hooks, while “Hungry for Your Love” epitomizes his sensual side. The album remains an underrated masterpiece.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Before embarking on the largely spiritual journey he’s been on since 1979, Van Morrison took one final stab at making a commercial pop-rock album that centers on love and the radio as a necessary connective tissue to society. The title track, “Santa Fe/Beautiful Obsession,” and “Take It Where You Find It” mine this territory effectively with some of Van’s catchiest hooks, while “Hungry for Your Love” epitomizes his sensual side. The album remains an underrated masterpiece.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Spitting Lama ,

Van Enough for All, Decide for Yourself

We fundamentally named our only son after Van. This is the first Van album I heard. Beautiful Vision is the first I bought. For me, the peak of Van's work starts here and fades out after Enlightenment. I've seen critics (stuck on Astral Weeks) write off that whole period. Also, I think Common One is one of his best. Over 40 years VM was prolific yet produced nary a tune that I can't enjoy. But give me Wavelength, Into the Music, Common One, No Guru, Sense of Wonder, Beautiful Vision, and Inarticulate Speech. Those mystical, magical 7. But you have to decide for yourself. And it may take a while. But if this voice doesn't hit you where it matter then you must be real, real gone.

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