Albums from Van Morrison, John Fred & His Playboy Band and Peter Sarstedt
Mike Gormley, Detroit Free Press, 8 March 1970
VAN MORRISON — MOONDANCE — WARNER BROS.
A tremendous album. The production is tight, the songs are good and Morrison's voice, weird as it is, fits perfectly. Because of his voice, the phrasing and the fact that Morrison wrote all the tunes, there are similarities between each song. But none are the same except in their excellence. 'These Dreams Of You' stands out as does 'Glad Tidings', although 'Tidings' is a lot like his big record 'Brown Eyed Girl', but then that was a great song. 'Moon Dance', the title tune, is jazz. It's smooth and interesting; the kind of tune that lets your mind and body relax. An even better relaxant is 'Crazy Love', A beautiful album.
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