Van Morrison

Playlist: The Very Best of Van Morrison: The Bang Years

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Playlist: The Very Best of Van Morrison features 14 tracks defined on the back jacket as "the life-changing songs, the out-of-print tracks, the hits, the fan favorites everyone loves, and the songs that make the artists who they are." Listeners looking for a semi-comprehensive selection of the highly prolific Irish singer/songwriter's music will find this collection of tracks from his 1967 solo debut Blowin' Your Mind! and 1968 follow-up Astral Weeks enjoyable, but ultimately pointless. Both records (Astral Weeks in particular is a classic) are great on their own, and there are enough excellent Morrison overviews out there like the Still on Top: The Greatest Hits box set and 1990's Best of Van Morrison to please listeners of every level.

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