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AUDIO: Van Morrison (1979)

John Tobler, Rock's Backpages audio, February 1979

In Belfast to play his first Ulster gig since the '60s, Van talks about his recent period of transition: resolving business issues, and Harvey Goldsmith and Bill Graham; living in the USA; leaving Northern Ireland for London, the Troubles, and being Irish in America; on Wavelength and his previous albums; on Astral Weeks; the difficulty in playing his albums live; his current road band with Peter Bardens; on Hard Nose the Highway and 'Bein' Green'; being his own producer; the live It's Too Late to Stop Now, and what he listens to at home.

Read a transcript of this interview.


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