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Van Morrison: Odeon, Birmingham

Barney Hoskyns, New Musical Express, September 1983

I LOST VAN Morrison's wavelength on the album of the same name, and my feelings about the last four are decidedly mixed. This misanthropic mystic can on the one hand touch devastating peaks of beauty and on the other slouch into lazy, stuffy frameworks which allow him to get away with almost anything.

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