Just because something is conventional wisdom doesn't make it true. So someone once said or wrote that this was one of the greatest albums ever and so that's what people kept repeating and believing. This was an album of its time. I listen to it now--meandering self-indulgent lyrics, Van Morrison's nasal self-important attack on EVERY line and melodies that start and just go and go and go and then end--and wonder what was all the fuss about? "Brown Eyed Girl" was great track. This album is like being stuck in a room full of English majors at the professor's house.
A true classic
Closer to religion than Christianity, for me—my favorite album.
Love it on vinyl
And in iTunes tech modern life too. :)
Mastered for iTunes?
I agree... arguably his best album, why is this one not mastered for iTunes?
Why not Mastered for iTunes?
Classic album! But why isn't this Mastered for iTunes like the rest of his recently released catalogue? How does this version differ from the other version of Astral Weeks currently on iTunes?