Back in time
16 February 2022
Artist: VAN MORRISON
Who: One of the best singer-songwriters of all time (to my ears).
Also known as The Belfast Cowboy and Van The Man. He was born
76 years ago in Belfast, Ireland. He made 42 albums so far.
Anniversary album: BEAUTIFUL VISION – his 14th LP
Released: 16 February 1982 – 40 years ago today.
Rolling Stone: “When he lets his brain trivialize his heart” on an album that
is otherwise superior to the temporal, superficial nature of most popular music.
A cogent statement of belief that finds Morrison touching his dangerously
dogmatic themes with the grace of God.” Score:4/5.
Turn Up The Volume: The 70s and the 80s were the grumpy old bear’s most
creative and best two music decades, with this longplayer as one of the exquisite
ones. Afterward, he became an even grumpier old bear talking bull lately
about the corona crisis and the government’s related actions
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VAN MORRISON: All Albums
Artists: SIMON & GARTFUNKEL
Active; As a duo the songsmiths
recorded 5 LPs between 1964 and 1970.
Anniversary album: The Concert In Central Park
Released: 16 February 1982 – 40 years ago today
Rolling Stone wrote back then: “The new album has magic to spare, some of
it rough. Though labored over in the studio after the event, the tracks are far from
100 percent polished. The playing suggests the thud and fuzziness of rock music
recorded from speakers.” 4/5.
TUTV: Two of the most affecting voices in pop-ular music history.
Stream full LP…
SIMON & GARFUNKEL: Story