Novelist Julian Gough reprises his early career as lead singer with Toasted Heretic, flanked by an early novel by Leonard Cohen and a forthcoming poetry collection from PJ Harvey

Gough was songwriter and lead singer on four albums by Toasted Heretic in the late 1980s and early 1990s(...)

Rave on Van Morrison

(...) listen to those albums one by one. It took some time, but it was time well worth taking. The big beasts(...)

Van Morrison from the cover shoot for his album Moondance. Photograph: Elliott Landy/Rhino

(...) albums like, you know, from the Bang albums, with Bert Berns, to Astral Weeks to Moondance. Then, at(...)

Surrendering to the yarragh: Van Morrison at Orangefield High, his old school in Belfast, in August 2014. Photograph: Exile Productions

(...), or even decade, he is even looking for; the endless stream of dull and tired albums through the 1980s(...)

Georgie Fame, John Minihan and Van Morrison outside Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, Soho London 1994

(...) turned everything around. The album’s magical, haunting sophistication might have been musically a little(...)

“Tom Waits’s growl makes the late Ronnie Drew sound like Minnie Ripperton.” Photograph: Frank Miller

(...)’s funny”. Then, after the album’s release, he gave the only live performance of his solo career, with his(...)

Into the music: Van Morrison on stage  in 1973.  Photograph: Ed Caraeff/Getty Images

(...), Legacy Recordings released 33 of Morrison’s albums digitally, including all his solo work since 1971(...)

Rave on Van Morrison!

(...)’s lyrical powers were evident in the remarkable solo albums he made in America in the aftermath of initial(...)

(...) came in and made us commit and brought a focus and a leanness to the sound.” As with previous albums(...)

(...) aims to piece together the whys and wherefores, with emphasis placed on the band’s two studio albums(...)