Listening to Van Morrison Book

Van Morrison remains a singer who can be compared to no other in the history of modern popular music. When 'Astral Weeks' was re-released as a live album in 2009 it reached the top of the Billboard charts, a first for any Van Morrison recording. This book attempts to understand Van Morrison's genius through the extraordinary moments in his career.Read More

Visit Cheapest Shop from£5.99 | RRP: £12.99
* Excludes Voucher Code Discount Also available Used from £2.82
  • TheBookPeople

    'Van Morrison', says Greil Marcus, 'remains a singer who can be compared to no other in the history of modern popular music'. When Astral Weeks was released in 1968, it was largely ignored. When it was re-released as a live album in 2009 it reached the top of the Billboard charts, a first for any Van Morrison recording. The wild swings in the music, mirroring the swings in Morrison's success and in people's appreciation (or lack of it) of his music, make Van Morrison one of the most perplexing and mysterious figures in popular modern music, and a perfect subject for the wise and insightful scrutiny of Greil Marcus, one of America's most dedicated cultural critics. This book is Marcus' quest to understand Van Morrison's particular genius through the extraordinary and unclassifiable moments in his long career, beginning in 1965 and continuing in full force to this day. In these dislocations Marcus finds the singer on his own artistic quest precisely to reach some extreme musical threshold, the moments that are not enclosed by the will or the intention of the performer but which somehow emerge at the limits of the musician and his song.

  • 0571254446
  • 9780571254446
  • Greil Marcus
  • 17 June 2010
  • Faber and Faber
  • Paperback (Book)
  • 208

Would you like your name to appear with the review?

We will post your book review within a day or so as long as it meets our guidelines and terms and conditions. All reviews submitted become the licensed property of www.find-book.co.uk as written in our terms and conditions. None of your personal details will be passed on to any other third party.

All form fields are required.