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When that rough god goes riding : listening to Van Morrison

Author: Greil Marcus
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : PublicAffairs, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The wild turbulence of his music, mirroring the swings in his popular acclaim, makes Van Morrison one of the most perplexing and mysterious figures in modern music. Marcus celebrates the unique world of his songs and performance through the extraordinary and unclassifiable moments in Morrison's career, beginning in 1965 and continuing to this day.
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Named Person: Van Morrison
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Greil Marcus
ISBN: 9781586488215 158648821X
OCLC Number: 435418486
Description: x, 195 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Northern muse : Greek Theatre, Berkeley : 3 May 2009 --
pt. 1, A grimy Cinderella in a purple stage suit. Mystic eyes : 1965 ; Tupelo honey : 1971 ; Baby please don't go : 1965 ; John Brown's body : 1975 ; Caravan : The last waltz : 1976 ; It's all over now, Baby Blue : 1966 --
pt. 2. I'm going to my grave with this record ; Astral weeks : 1968 ; Almost Independence Day : 1972 ; Listen to the lion : 1972 ; Caledonia soul music : 1970 ; Moonshine whiskey : 1971 ; Just like a woman : 1971 ; The last laugh, on Mark Knopfler, Sailing to Philadelphia : 2000 --
pt. 3. A belief in the blues as a kind of curse one puts on oneself ; Common one : 1980 ... Tell me something : 1966 ; Linden Arlen stole the highlights : 1974 ; Breakfast on Pluto : 2005 ; The healing game : 1997 --
pt. 4. There was no false face the song could not erase ; Into the music : 1979 ; Friday's child : 1971 ; Madame George : 1968 ; Saint Dominic's preview : 1996 ; Sweet thing : 1968 ; Take me back : 1991 ; Jennifer Jason Leigh, 1995 ; Mystic eyes : Greek Theatre, Berkeley : 2009 ; Behind the ritual : 2008.
Other Titles: Listening to Van Morrison
Responsibility: Greil Marcus.

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A renowned music critics revelatory exploration of Van Morrison: what makes him one of the most unique musical artists of our time and what distinguishes his most transcendent moments  Read more...

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"Booklist" "No critical testimonial is more welcome than this assessment of Morrison's work by one of America's most astute cultural critics.... Marcus is informed and insightful. Particularly Read more...

 
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