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  • Summary: The 36th full-length release for the Hall of Fame singer-songwriter from Belfast was self-produced.
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Too Late
Well it's too late for sorrow, for sorrow, well it's too late And it's too late for tomorrow, for tomorrow just can't wait Well it's too late for... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. 83
    Morrison’s voice has lost some of its sheer power, but he has retained all of its deep expressiveness, still every bit the otherworldly musical instrument it’s been for the past half-century.
  2. Mojo
    Sep 28, 2016
    80
    Hard blues, soul and R&B take a back seat to pop tunes with a elegant turn. [Oct 2016, p.92]
  3. Q Magazine
    Sep 28, 2016
    80
    There are some exquisite songs here. [Nov 2016, p.111]
  4. Sep 29, 2016
    70
    Morrison delivers each of these songs with attentiveness; the material is consistently presented with finesse. Nothing further is required.
  5. 67
    The return to familiarity is a welcome one.
  6. Sep 29, 2016
    60
    Through arrangements elegant to a fault, his mercurial tenor, more supple and restrained, remains a marvel.
  7. Oct 7, 2016
    40
    The tracks drift by like soporific imitations of past glories--for the most part there’s nothing especially wrong with the songs, they just sound as if they could have been composed using a Van Morrison Song Generator.

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  1. Dec 2, 2017
    8
    From start to finish, This album comes off as a live performance and I mean that in the best way. I could imagine sitting in a venue andFrom start to finish, This album comes off as a live performance and I mean that in the best way. I could imagine sitting in a venue and listening to Van perform every single song and not miss a beat with the recorded version. It's a simple album but oh so enjoyable. It's so easy to turn on and get lost listening to and that is classic Van Morrison imo. Expand
  2. Sep 30, 2016
    8
    I have been a fan from 1964, the Them days, and still listen to Astral Weeks, Moondance, Veedon Fleece, and No Guru, No Method, No TeacherI have been a fan from 1964, the Them days, and still listen to Astral Weeks, Moondance, Veedon Fleece, and No Guru, No Method, No Teacher and Too Late to Stop Now often. I saw Van many times in S.F., and I used to even see his mother walking her dog between Fairfax and San Anselmo and I used to visit his father's record store. But I have not liked all that Van has done. This new record is a very pleasant surprise. I like it from beginning to end. It has a different feel. The musicianship is very pleasing in a way somehow different from previous albums. All of the songs are good and he's not complaining. I have aged with Van and in these golden years, these autumnal days, these days of the setting sun, I find this album very comforting, like a well made gin and tonic. There is nothing saccharine, nothing too New Age, just a man using his voice and music to reflect on a long life. It's not Astral Weeks or Moondance but it's pretty damn nice. Expand