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Van Morrison - Best 60s/70s Album Poll!!

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Aar Gal, Feb 11, 2020.

  1. Aar Gal

    Aar Gal Monkberry Moon Delight Thread Starter

    whats the best Van Morrison album from the 60s/70s. I’m going to include everything where Van is a main contributor so this includes the 2 Them albums, the collaboration albums and the live releases.

    Come back tomorrow for Best Of The 80s Poll!
  2. Mr Sam

    Mr Sam "...don't look so good no more"

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  3. Aar Gal

    Aar Gal Monkberry Moon Delight Thread Starter

    Surprised no votes for Tupelo Honey yet
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  4. newelectricmuse

    newelectricmuse charm, strangeness and quark

    You expect me to choose just one?!
  5. Somerset Scholar

    Somerset Scholar Ace of Spades

    Moondance all the way.
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  6. brew ziggins

    brew ziggins Forum Prisoner

    The Village
    Not entirely fair to put ITLTSN on the list, but you did and I voted for it, because it is the peak of Western Civilization.

    T'were it not there, I wouldst have voted for Saint Dominic's Preview, cuz no explanation required.

    Of course, the correct answer is Veedon Fleece, and you're not wrong if you say Astral Weeks.

    The album has its moments, but if I never hear the song 'Moondance' again, that would be OK.
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  7. Two Sheds

    Two Sheds Sha La La La Lee

    Just one?!?!

    Okay - Astral Weeks
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  8. Lightworker

    Lightworker Forum Resident

    Deep Texas
    The first U.S. Them LP (on Parrot) and Veedon Fleece for me
    (The Japan SHM-CD w/bonus tracks is nice).


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  9. davmar77

    davmar77 I'd rather be drummin'...

    clifton park,ny
    if only one choice then moondance. I saw him when it came out sharing a bill with the byrds. what a great show.
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  10. Zeki

    Zeki Forum Resident

    St. Dominic’s Preview. ‘Almost Independence Day.’ Wow!
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  11. majorlance

    majorlance Forum Resident

    PATCO Speedline
  12. palisantrancho

    palisantrancho Forum Resident

    Hard to choose one. Lately I love Them Again, so that is my pick.
  13. ' Moondance ' in the lead...how predictable. Great album though. But I'll go to the other end of the 70s spectrum and pick 'Into The Music. '
  14. Zeki

    Zeki Forum Resident

    Into The Music is a superb album. I would have been perfectly satisfied casting a vote for it. (Similar to Neil Young in this time period, practically impossible to single out just one.)
  15. Mr. D

    Mr. D Forum Resident

    This will be a two horse race.
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  16. chickendinna

    chickendinna Homegrown’s All Right With Me

    Lots of excellent releases. There are at least 4-5 albums that I easily could have chosen. For me, Moondance is where he put it all together. Moondance is uniformly great from beginning to end.
  17. Don P.

    Don P. Forum Resident

    Upstate NY
    My favorite Van Morrison studio record has always been a toss up between Tupelo Honey and Into The Music, however my overall fav would be It’s Too Late To Stop Now.
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  18. Tom Campbell

    Tom Campbell Forum Resident

    Boston, MA
    Yeah, I tried, but it's impossible for me to pick one. Here is my four-way tie for first:
    • Astral Weeks
    • Saint Dominic's Preview
    • Veedon Fleece
    • Into the Music
    I love almost all the others, too.
  19. Lightworker

    Lightworker Forum Resident

    Deep Texas
    Outstanding line-up...
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  20. Aar Gal

    Aar Gal Monkberry Moon Delight Thread Starter

    agreed - that’s what I went with for the very same reason
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  21. Dhreview16

    Dhreview16 Forum Resident

    London UK
    A terrific run of albums from Astral Weeks through to Veedon Fleece, with Moondance my choice as the best of them.
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  22. RayistaGeoff

    RayistaGeoff Forum Resident

    Wanted to go with Veedon Fleece as the hipster's choice, but as much as I love the record, it's definitely Astral Weeks for me.
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  23. BlackCircleVinyl

    BlackCircleVinyl Forum Resident

    South New Zealand
    Astral Weeks for me, in fact I’d put it as best album of all time!. Veedon Fleece in second spot - the Vinyl Me Please reissue of that is on my turntable a lot.
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  24. Zeki

    Zeki Forum Resident

    It is? ( the hipsters choice). Maybe I better reconsider. :D
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  25. Roland Stone

    Roland Stone Offending Member

    I went with IT'S TOO LATE TO STOP NOW. It's one of the all-time live sets and that we got additional discs drawn from the same concerts was incredible. Even if the rest of the Van Morrison catalog never enjoys this level of reissue, I'm happy we did get this one.

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