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Van Morrison interview: Astral Weeks 50 years on and new LP The Prophet Speaks

With what is for many his best-loved album, Astral Weeks, celebrating its 50th birthday this week, and a new LP – the fifth in two years – released next Friday, Van Morrison is as prolific as ever at 73. Richard Purden met him to talk about (what else?) the music

Van Morrison – When I get people saying "that’s my favourite album' my feeling is that I was just a kid when I made that record; I didn't know what was going on
Richard Purden
FIVE albums released in just over two years is a notable output for any artist but for Ireland’s greatest living singer-songwriter to be releasing this amount of work at 73 is considerable. V[...]

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