Van Morrison's Astral Weeks to be born again this November

October 6, 2008  |  3:10pm
Van Morrison is venturing into the slipstream to play his landmark 1968 album Astral Weeks in its entirety for two back-to-back concerts Nov. 7 and 8 at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. For the record to be truly born again, Morrison is calling on a few musicians who performed on the original sessions 40 years ago.

"I never got to take these songs on tour," Morrison explains, leaving no doubt why he's relishing the chance to give these tunes, which he calls,"as timeless and fresh right now as the day they were written," a proper staging.

Tickets for this watershed event went on sale Oct. 5 via Ticketmaster, but should you find yourself caught on Cypress Avenue, never fear: the shows will be recorded for a live release due on vinyl this December and CD by next January on Morrison's Listen to the Lions Records. It's sure to be a sweet thing.



Related links:

VanMorrison.com
Review: Van Morrison - Keep It Simple
Feature: Listening to Old Voices - Van Morrison

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