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Van Morrison - Astral Weeks (1968/2013) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

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Van Morrison - Astral Weeks (1968/2013) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Van Morrison - Astral Weeks (1968/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 47:06 minutes | 1,79 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 47:06 minutes | 1003 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

1968's "Astral Weeks" remains not only Morrison's masterpiece, but one of the greatest records ever made. A haunting, deeply personal collection of impressionistic folk styled epics recorded by an all star jazz backing unit, its poetic complexity earned critical raves. It is included on Rolling Stone’s “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”, MOJO’s “100 Best Albums” and NME’s “Greatest Albums of All Time”. Standouts include “Sweet Thing”, “Cyprus Avenue” and “The Way Young Lovers Do”.

Astral Weeks is generally considered one of the best albums in pop music history. For all that renown, Astral Weeks is anything but an archetypal rock & roll album: in fact, it isn't a rock & roll album at all. Employing a mixture of folk, blues, jazz, and classical music, Van Morrison spins out a series of extended ruminations on his Belfast upbringing, including the remarkable character "Madame George" and the climactic epiphany experienced on "Cyprus Avenue." Accompanying himself on acoustic guitar, Morrison sings in his elastic, bluesy voice, accompanied by a jazz rhythm section (Jay Berliner, guitar, Richard Davis, bass, Connie Kay, drums), plus reeds (John Payne) and vibes (Warren Smith, Jr.), with a string quartet overdubbed. An emotional outpouring cast in delicate musical structures, Astral Weeks has a unique musical power. Unlike any record before or since, it nevertheless encompasses the passion and tenderness that have always mixed in the best postwar popular music, easily justifying the critics' raves.

Tracklist:

01 - Astral Weeks
02 - Beside You
03 - Sweet Thing
04 - Cyprus Avenue
05 - The Way Young Lovers Do
06 - Madame George
07 - Ballerina
08 - Slim Slow Slider

Analyzed: Van Morrison / Astral Weeks
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR12 -1.63 dB -17.26 dB 7:06 01-Astral Weeks
DR12 -2.20 dB -18.13 dB 5:15 02-Beside You
DR13 -0.80 dB -16.85 dB 4:24 03-Sweet Thing
DR13 -1.80 dB -17.51 dB 6:56 04-Cyprus Avenue
DR11 0.00 dB -13.41 dB 3:18 05-The Way Young Lovers Do
DR12 -2.18 dB -16.72 dB 9:43 06-Madame George
DR11 -1.56 dB -15.99 dB 7:03 07-Ballerina
DR14 -3.31 dB -20.02 dB 3:20 08-Slim Slow Slider
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Number of tracks: 8
Official DR value: DR12

Samplerate: 192000 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 4892 kbps
Codec: FLAC
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