Van Morrison gives Astral Weeks another go

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    Details have finally emerged regarding Van Morrison‘s much anticipated live reincarnation of his recent two-night stint at the Hollywood Bowl. If you remember, the legendary singer/songwriter took to the Los Angeles this past November to celebrate the 40th anniversary of his classic album, Astral Weeks.

    As we learned today, Astral Weeks: Live at the Hollywood Bowl will officially hit music shelves on February 10th via EMI Music. Available on both CD and a deluxe double vinyl, the release will feature eight tracks along with a few bonus selections taken from Morrison’s two night performances and mixed by longtime production engineer Mick Glossop. A high-definition live DVD documenting the shows is also expected to be released in the coming months.

    Of course, if you’re the type who would rather relive Morrison’s 1968 classic in a more intimate setting, or in other words, without a television screen separating you from the Irish native’s live rendition of “Beside You”, don’t worry. Morrison plans to perform another Astral Weeks stint in late February in New York.


    Astral Weeks: Live at the Hollywood Bowl Tracklist:
    01. “Astral Weeks”/”I Believe I’ve Transcended”
    02. “Beside You”
    03. “Slim Slow Slider”/”I Start Breaking Down”
    04. “Sweet Thing”
    05. “The Way Young Lovers Do”
    06. “Cyprus Avenue”/”You Came Walking Down”
    07. “Ballerina”
    08. “Madame George”
    Bonus Tracks:
    01. “Listen to the Lion”/”The Lion Speaks”
    02. “Common One”
    03. “Gloria” (vinyl only)

    Van Morrison 2009 Tour Dates:
    02/27 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
    02/28 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden