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Van Morrison – Common One (1980/2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Van Morrison – Common One (1980/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 1:10:35 minutes | 1,39 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: PonoMusic | Artwork: Front cover | © Rhino/Warner Bros.

Common One is the twelfth studio album by Northern Irish singer/songwriter Van Morrison, released in 1980. The album was recorded over a nine-day period at Super Bear Studios, near Nice, on the French Riviera. Its title comes from the 3/4 section of the song “Summertime in England”, where Morrison sings the lyrics “Oh, my common one with the coat so old and the light in her head”. Morrison has cited Common One as his favorite of his own albums.

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Van Morrison – A Night In San Francisco (1994/2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Van Morrison – A Night In San Francisco (1994/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 02:31:19 minutes | 3,16 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Master, Official Digital Download  | Source: 7Digital | © Legacy Recordings

A Night in San Francisco is a live album by Northern Irish singer-songwriter Van Morrison, released in 1994. Guest artists were Candy Dulfer, John Lee Hooker, Junior Wells and Jimmy Witherspoon as well as Morrison’s daughter, Shana Morrison. James Hunter and Brian Kennedy helped out with the vocals and Georgie Fame was also present.

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Van Morrison – Moondance (1970/2013) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Van Morrison – Moondance (1970/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 39:09 minutes | 1,47 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks.com | © Warner Bros. Records

Chart History/Awards
– Ranked #65 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
– Inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999.
– Peaked at #29 on Billboard’s Pop Albums chart in 1970
– Peaked at #32 in the UK

In the fall of 1969, Van Morrison entered the studio to record Moondance, the album that would soon become his commercial breakthrough and one of the most beloved recordings of all time. This re-release is a high-resolution stereo remaster by the original album engineer Elliot Scheiner.

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Van Morrison – Roll With The Punches (2017) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Van Morrison – Roll With The Punches (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 1:03:24 minutes | 1,24 GB | Genre: Blues
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Front Cover | © Exile

Van Morrison’s 37th studio album – sees him simultaneously hand-picking a selection of rhythm and blues classics (by the likes of Bo Diddley, Mose Allison, Sister Rosetta Tharpe and Lightnin’ Hopkins among others) and recording a set of new self-written songs. It’s an album that features raw, intimate interpretations of some of the cornerstones of rock’n’roll alongside five new numbers by one of our most consistently brilliant recording artists.

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Van Morrison – Keep Me Singing (2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/48kHz]

Van Morrison – Keep Me Singing (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/48 kHz  | Time – 56:40 minutes | 658 MB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Front Cover | © Caroline Records

“Keep Me Singing” is the 36th studio album by Northern Irish singer-songwriter Van Morrison. The album received generally positive reviews from music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalised rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 74 based on 10 reviews, which indicates “generally favorable reviews”.

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Van Morrison – Three Chords And The Truth (2019) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Van Morrison – Three Chords And The Truth (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:07:30 minutes | 1,38 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Exile

Does the cliché of the artist improving with time, just like good wine, apply to Van Morrison? For several years now, the old bard from Belfast has been unstoppable, publishing up to two albums a year. With Three Chords and the Truth (his sixth in four years!), he proves it is possible to have both quantity and quality. Composed of 14 previously unpublished songs (not covers, as was often the case on his previous records from the 2010’s), this 2019 vintage encapsulates all of Van The Man’s art. His unique style of jazz and blues tinged with gospel soul is supported by a refined, warm instrumentation. With his slick double bass, groovy vintage organ, raspy brass and inimitable voice, Van Morrison carries on carving his own path and the result often touches the sublime. His old guitarist Jay Berliner (found on Astral Weeks, his 1968 masterpiece) even brings a delicate touch to the record. And Bill Medley from The Righteous Brothers sings with him on Fame Will Eat the Soul. Ultimately, Van Morrison is never a parody of himself, and the pleasure that making music brings him at 74 years old is more than obvious. – Max Dembo

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Van Morrison – The Prophet Speaks (2018) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Van Morrison – The Prophet Speaks (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:08:49 minutes | 1,46 GB | Genre: Blues, Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | © Exile Productions Ltd.

The prophet has returned! Van Morrison, he who brought us the timeless Gloria and Brown Eyed Girl, steps back in time for his new album The Prophet Speaks. The Irish bard delves into the world of jazz, blues and rhythm’n’blues with his renditions of classics from John Lee Hooker, Sam Cooke, Willie Dixon and Soloman Burke, to name but a few. Such are the talents of Van The Man that he even includes six of his own compositions (Got to Go Where The Love Is, 5am Greenwich Mean Time, Love Is Hard Work,Spirit Will Provide, Ain’t Gonna Moan No More and The Prophet Speaks) within the genre of jazz’n’blues’n’soul.

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Van Morrison – Astral Weeks (1968/2013) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Van Morrison – Astral Weeks (1968/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 47:09 minutes | 1,79 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks.com | © Rhino/Warner Bros.

Chart History/Awards
– One of Rolling Stone‘s “500 Greatest Albums of All Time.”
– One of MOJO‘s “100 Best Albums.”
– One of NME‘s “Greatest Albums of All Time.”
– Inducted into the Gramy Hall of Fame in 1999.

1968’s Astral Weeks remains not only Morrison’s masterpiece, but one of the greatest records ever made. A haunting, deeply personal collection of impressionistic folk styled epics recorded by an all star jazz backing unit, its poetic complexity earned critical raves. It is included on Rolling Stone’s “500 Greatest Albums of All Time,” MOJO’s “100 Best Albums” and NME’s “Greatest Albums of All Time.” Standouts include “Sweet Thing,” “Cyprus Avenue” and “The Way Young Lovers Do.”

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Van Morrison – Astral Weeks: Live at the Hollywood Bowl (Remastered) (2009/2020) [Official Digital Download 24bit/48kHz]

Van Morrison – Astral Weeks: Live at the Hollywood Bowl (Remastered) (2009/2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time – 01:11:24 minutes | 848 MB | Genre: Rock
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Legacy Recordings

The sixth live album of Morrison’s career had to be something special to stand out among its predecessors, and this track-bytrack concert re-creation of perhaps his most acclaimed studio release doesn’t disappoint. Don’t, however, expect a carbon copy of what went before, as its maker has seemingly put greater effort and energy into this project than he has most of his more recent studio albums.

Liberally daubing fresh light and shade onto such familiar material required a steady hand and, with some confidence, Van reveals previously hidden dynamics to Astral Weeks that time and budget constraints may have denied him back in 1968. The original album’s guitarist, Jay Lerner, is on hand to embellish his earlier work, the addition of lush strings elevates some songs to new heights, while Morrison himself has come up with “epilogues” to a handful of song (the title track and Cyprus Avenue in particular), propelling their storylines into unchartered territory.

Naysayers may wince at the very thought of tampering with purity or perfection, but Morrison, an artist so often described as “spiritual”, has been savvy and self-respectful enough to keep the spirit intact.

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Van Morrison – Avalon Sunset (Remastered) (1989/2020) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Van Morrison – Avalon Sunset (Remastered) (1989/2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 52:37 minutes | 1,08 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Legacy Recordings

Avalon Sunset is the nineteenth studio album by Northern Irish singer-songwriter Van Morrison.

The album opens with “Whenever God Shines His Light”, issued as a successful single that charted at No. 20 in the UK and was a duet with Cliff Richard. The album contains the religious ballad “Have I Told You Lately”, which became a hit single for Morrison, reaching #12 on the Adult Contemporary Charts and was a bigger hit for Rod Stewart in 1993. This song was included on Morrison’s 2007 album, Van Morrison at the Movies – Soundtrack Hits.[citation needed] Brian Hinton compares the idyllic female in “Orangefield” to Beatrice in the Divine Comedy.

Phil Keaggy covered “When Will I Ever Learn to Live in God” on his 1993 album Crimson and Blue.

On Avalon Sunset, Rob Sheffield wrote, Morrison sang about God and love in a scat-influenced style, set against a musical backdrop of mellow folk rock. According to Donald Clarke, the album combined “religiosity and Celtic feeling, a sort of superior New Age music”.

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