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Van Morrison: Hammersmith Odeon, London

Len Brown, New Musical Express, 24 January 1987

NOT UNREASONABLY I've always associated middle-aged corpulence and material over-indulgence with the death of desire to develop; we witness the long drawn-out demise of our childhood heroes, and recognise that musically they approach the AOR end. Yet on this very stage, in successive months, two corpulent Irishmen – Christy Moore and tonight Van Morrison – have given performances flickering with light.

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