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Van Morrison: St.Dominic's Preview (Warner Bros.); Them: Them Featuring Van Morrison (Parrot)

Dave Marsh, Creem, October 1972

AFTER TUPELO HONEY Van Morrison must have been faced with a choice. He could continue with his domestic tranquility myth, which was as artistically false as it might have been literally true, or he could head for new turf. He has chosen the latter course (wisely I think). If the result is more curious than classic, perhaps that is the price of adventure.

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