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“Moondance” At 45

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moondance#mediaviewer/File:VanMorrisonMoondance.jpghttp://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPdShWevWoUVan Morrison released his third solo album, “Moondance”, 45 years ago this week on Feb. 28, 1970.  It’s an amazing album, and has received many accolades over the years.   From Wikipedia:

Moondance was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999 and has continued to be a highly acclaimed album in the 2000s. Over the years, it has been featured on several prominent lists of best albums of all time. In 2001 the TV network VH1 named this album #32 on a list of the greatest albums of all time.[27] In 2003, It was listed as #65 on Rolling Stones list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.[6] Moondance was voted #20 on the 2005 list of 885 All Time Greatest Albums by listeners on WXPN.[28] In November 2006, CNN published their list of “The All-Time 100 Albums.” Moondance was listed among the 100 albums along with Astral Weeks.[29] In March 2007, it was listed as #72 on the NARM Rock and Roll Hall of Fame list of the “Definitive 200”.[30] In December 2009, it was voted #11 top Irish album of all time by a poll of leading Irish musicians taken by Hot Press magazine.[31] When I listen to an album for my show, I make notes on each track concerning their tempo, etc., and also give a rating to each track.  A great song, one that I would always play on the show, gets a ++ rating.  Of the 10 tracks on “Moondance”, I would rate eight as ++ tracks and the other two at the next level, +3/4.  It’s certainly one of my favorite albums, and one I know you will enjoy as well.  I will be featuring it on my show Monday, 12-4 PM CST at http://uicradio.org/ .  I hope you can join me!

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