Magic Time - Van Morrison
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  • Summary: The veteran singer-songwriter is still going strong nearly 40 years after launching his recording career.
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  1. He has rarely sounded more engaging. [3 Jun 2005, p.82]
  2. This destined-to-be-classic release will please a wide variety of his fans.
  3. Magic Time is one of those rare, intermittent Van Morrison records that consciously offers a bird's eye view of everywhere he's been musically and weaves it all together into a heady brew.
  4. Thankfully, for Morrison, the joy still comes from the journey, and the Magic Time is the time when he’s still striving, wandering and ?ghting off complacency.
  5. Some seriously astral blues poetry... and a lot of mellow, easy-rolling folk-jazz numbers about the evils of the modern world and the struggle of the poet. [19 May 2005, p.76]
  6. Belfast's most cantankerous son is in a mellow mood, looking back languidly over the blues and soul music he grew up on.
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    Mostly it's just business as usual with Van in reasonably good form. [Jun 2005, p.95]

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