Moondance

Van Morrison - Moondance
Critic Score
Based on 3 reviews
1970 Ratings: #17 / 105
User Score
Based on 148 ratings
1970 Ratings: #24
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February 28, 1970 / Release Date
LP / Format
Warner Bros. / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
Sputnikmusic

Its meticulous weaving of silky Motown soul re-envisioned through classic bop-era jazz influence and British blues sets the bar ridiculously high, but Van is able to retain this golden standard throughout the whole of Moondance.

100
AllMusic

The yang to Astral Weeks' yin, the brilliant Moondance is every bit as much a classic as its predecessor; Van Morrison's first commercially successful solo effort, it retains the previous album's deeply spiritual thrust but transcends its bleak, cathartic intensity to instead explore themes of renewal and redemption.

MickyT
81
Van Morrisons 3rd album 'Moondance' might just be my personal favourite album from him so far, it sees him at his most humorous, his most refined and as a whole this album is just really fun all. The production choices on this album feel a lot more enjoyable to me, they sound pretty straightforward and blues-y in contrast with 'Astral Weeks' which to me felt like it was meandering way too much but none of those issues occur here, there's even moments where there's inspirations from other genres ... read more
Tielur
94
Beauty has to be redefined after this one.
VividAids
83
stoned me like jelly roll
JayCrackers
95
One of the most beautifully crafted albums of not only the 1970's but of all time.

Track Review

And It Stoned Me 9.5/10
Moondance 10/10
Crazy Love 10/10
Caravan 9.5/10
Into the Mystic 10/10
Come Running 9/10
These Dreams of You 9.5/10
Brand New Day 9.5/10
Everyone 9/10
Glad Tidings 9/10

Average: 9.5/10
tha138
95
I really can't count how many times I've listened to this album, deeply spiritual and incredibly emotional, it stoned me to my soul, forever.
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Track List

  1. And It Stoned Me
  2. Moondance
  3. Crazy Love
  4. Caravan
  5. Into the Mystic
  6. Come Running
  7. These Dreams of You
  8. Brand New Day
  9. Everyone
  10. Glad Tidings 
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Added on: May 2, 2013