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Van Morrison: Astral Regrets

Rob Steen, Rock's Backpages, 4 March 2009

"DON'T BOTHER." The owner of Octave in Lewes High Street, my ever-so-friendly local record store (sincere apologies if that sounds as if I'm gloating over my good fortune in having such a thing), was unequivocal. Which was exactly what I wanted to hear. My favourite album by one of my most cherished musicians, rendered live from Hollywood, 40 years after its extraordinary birth? I'd rather spend the money on secondhand socks.  

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