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Astral Weeks at 40

Four decades on from its release, Van Morrison’s “Astral Weeks” continues to gain new fans and attract increased acclaim with every passing year. Plans are now afoot to mark the album’s 40th anniversary with Astral Weeks Revisited in Morrison’s native …

Fri, Oct 26, 2007, 14:21

   

Four decades on from its release, Van Morrison’s “Astral Weeks” continues to gain new fans and attract increased acclaim with every passing year.

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Plans are now afoot to mark the album’s 40th anniversary with Astral Weeks Revisited in Morrison’s native Belfast next January.

The event will feature a number of Irish performers playing the album in sequence, with music writer and BBC broadcaster Stuart Bailie talking about the record’s genesis and context.

There are tentative plans to run similar events in Cork and Dublin.

Acts interested in participating should contact Stuart Bailie directly at stuart@ohyeahbelfast.com