I'm amazed at the number of blogs, websites, etc. which offer official Van albums and songs in free downloadable form. It's downright piracy and, of course, it's totally illegal. Van Morrison deserves to be compensated for his genius. He has brought pleasure to millions with his talent over five decades. Everyone expects to get paid for their efforts. If people find the price of new CDs or downloads on iTunes too expensive, then there is always ebay where Van CDs can be purchased at less than half price. And if that's too much there's always the charity shops, garage and yard sales, car boot sales, etc.
That's the strict letter of the law. However, we Van fans like to hear for ourselves some of the incredible, magic moments from his concerts. Some of us may feel that we've contributed our share to Van's fortune through our recorded music purchases and concert going. Further, some of us have actively promoted Van to our friends or family which has furthered his fan base.
What do fellow Van fans think?