Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Top Ten Van Morrison Albums?

On the Van Morrison Radio Facebook site the question was “What is your favourite Van Morrison album?”  Below are the responses which show 25 albums nominated as Van's best.  

Chaz Atkins   -   Veedon Fleece, No Guru
Sandy Crowell   -   Veedon too!
LeeAnne Sawyer Ghilain   -   Moondance
Anthony Dumville   -   A Night in San Francisco
Kevin Mitchell   -   It’s Too Late to Stop Now, early Them, Astral Weeks, Veedon Fleece .... All depends on mood and time of day. Van the Man for all reasons.
Jaap van der Galiën   -   The Angry Young Them!
June Duncan   -   Enlightenment and A Night in San Francisco
Andrew Robertson   -   Astral Weeks
Terry Walsh   -   St Dominic's Preview
Jackie Youngman   -   Common One
Manuel F. Gómez Márquez   -   Days Like This
Nanina Nannini   -   Moondance, No Guru, No Method, No Teacher, It's Too Late to Stop Now and so many more...
Steve Waddington   -   Astral Weeks (just too mindblowingly different)
Johan Kindt   -   Poetic Champions Compose, No Guru and a lot more depending of the season!
Geert D'Hulster ..-   Poetic Champions Compose
Gelo Andelko   -   Astral Weeks!
Ewa Gustavsson   -   All of them.
Bente Stevn   -   Beautiful Vision
Kari Ross Suppnick   -   Moondance
Mark Egan. .-   Never Mind the Bollocks (?)
Ad Berlijn   -   Astral Weeks and Veedon Fleece.
Michelle Boisse   -   Astral Weeks
Martin Bo Petersen   -   Back On Top
Gottfried Messner   -   No Guru, No Method, No Teacher
Jennifer Morgan Morris   -   Tupelo Honey
Gary Jones   -   I listen to Veedon Fleece the most
Takashi Ito   -   Tupelo Honey
Jodi Wire   -  Poetic Champions Compose!
Robin Dickie   -   Poetic Champions and Wavelength
Kara Gray Sailing   -   A toss between Days Like This and Avalon Sunset
Richard Barnett Too Late To Stop Now
Andrea Martin MacEachern   -   Into the music
Randi Worthington   -   Astral Weeks!
Damian Nocher   -   Astral Weeks, every time
Karen Doyle Farrell   -   Poetic Champions Compose
Lost Chord   -   Inarticulate Speech of the Heart
Heather Birchall   -   Astral Weeks Live
Dan the Man   -   How about His Band and the Street Choir?
Becky Stanley   -   Astral Weeks
Ryan Walsh   -   All of his albums during the early 70's were so great, but I gotta say Astral Weeks or Irish Heartbeat with the Chieftains. but the more albums by Van I discover the more my list grows!
Lisa Dillon ..-   MOON!!!!!!!!!!!!1
Jon Crew   -   Enlightenment
Jill Smith   -   Into the Music!
Henry Selin   -   Hard Nose the Highway
Iris DuCharme   -   Astral Weeks. Life changer!

From the list we may do a crude count and come up with something of another Top Ten List as follows: 

 1. Astral Weeks (1968)
 2. Veedon Fleece (1974)
 3. Poetic Champions Compose (1987)
 4. No Guru, No Method, No Teacher (1986)
 5. Moondance (1970)
 6. It's Too Late to Stop Now (1974)
 7. Enlightenment (1990)
 8. Tupelo Honey (1971)
 9. A Night in San Francisco (1994)
10. Into The Music (1979)

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