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Van Morrison Expanding Classic Albums For Reissue

08/31/2015
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(The Blues) Expanded and remastered editions of Van Morrison's 1968 album Astral Weeks and His Band And The Street Choir from 1970 will be released on October 30.

Both records will be issued by Warner Bros on CD and digital download and will feature previously unreleased tracks and alternate cuts from the records.
In addition, Legacy Recordings have released 33 of Morrison's albums after the division of Sony Music acquired the rights to 50 of his albums. The label have also issued a 37-track career-spanning compilation titled The Essential Van Morrison. They're now available to download or stream.

In other news, Van Morrison will celebrate his 70th birthday today, August 31 with a performance at the EastSide Arts Festival in his hometown of Belfast. Check out the details for the expanded reissues here.

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