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Moondance

Van Morrison - Moondance
Critic Score
Based on 3 reviews
1970 Ratings: #17 / 91
User Score
Based on 96 ratings
1970 Ratings: #14
February 28, 1970 / Release Date
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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.

Gyro64
NR
Into the Mystic is my favourite song of all time
Tielur
100
Beauty has to be redefined after this one.
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.
zaxapitsa
76
No one can be mad that the lion was tamed when the results are this damn good. The debate is there, which one is better, the astral genius going in five different directions at once or the tight irresistible moondance? I'd like to cheat cause I love them both, a lion is always a lion but why on earth would you tame a lion? btw, Brand New Day has become my favourite song here.
99
Amazing album! My love for music grew immensely when I first heard this one 33yrs ago. "Into the Mystic" is as good as music gets.
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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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