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Van Morrison: Astral Weeks Live at the Hollywood Bowl (Listen to the Lion/EMI)

Roy Trakin, Rock's Backpages, January 2009

FAR INTO THE post-apocalyptic future, long after people have holed up in their fallout shelters, emerging only to forage for what little edible green foodstuff remains–probably Twinkies, of course–someone will dig out this recording from a long-since abandoned hard drive, like Wall-E did with the VHS of Hello Dolly!, and be immediately transported back to a world of wonder, magic and, as difficult as it might appear these days, spiritual transcendence.

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