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Great singer, composer, musician; one of the most fecund heads and one of the most personal and intense voices of popular music of all times; Yeah, I´m talking about Van Morrison. I´m sure this man has given you, songfactors, a big lot of unforgettable good times for your ears and hearts. I´ve been revisiting recently "Tupelo Honey" and "St. Dominic Preview" and I think they are big musical jewels. I´ve always considered "T.B. Sheets" and "Astral Weeks" as his two biggest masterpieces, but what about "Moondance", "His Band & The Street Choir, etc? What do you think is Van´s best L.P.?

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You can take all the tea in China

Put it in a big brown bag for me

Sail right around the seven oceans

Drop it straight into the deep blue sea

She's as sweet as tupelo honey

She's an angel of the first degree

She's as sweet as tupelo honey

Just like honey from the bee

You can't stop us on the road to freedom

You can't keep us 'cause our eyes can see

Men with insight, men in granite

Knights in armor bent on chivalry

She's as sweet as tupelo honey

She's an angel of the first degree

She's as sweet as tupelo honey

Just like honey from the bee

You can't stop us on the road to freedom

You can't stop us 'cause our eyes can see

Men with insight, men in granite

Knights in armor intent on chivalry

She's as sweet as tupelo honey

She's an angel of the first degree

She's as sweet as tupelo honey

Just like honey from the bee

You know she's alright

You know she's alright with me

She's alright, she's alright (she's an angel)

You can take all the tea in China

Put it in a big brown bag for me

Sail it right around the seven oceans

Drop it smack dab in the middle of the deep blue sea

Because she's as sweet as tupelo honey

She's an angel of the first degree

She's as sweet as tupelo honey

Just like honey from the bee

She's as sweet as tupelo honey

She's an angel of the first degree

She's as sweet as tupelo honey

Just like the honey, baby, from the bee

She's my baby, you know she's alright....

Beautiful song! My favourites on this album are "Wild Night" and "Moonshine Whisky".

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I still love "Moondance" - especially Side One (for you old vinyl ppl like me). But Astral Weeks is pretty unique. Van's still the man. His new stuff is wonderful as well.

I do love "Moondance" too, it´s a superb album. It´s extremely hard to choose just one, Lambchop. As you say his new material is wonderful too: I think "Celtic New Year" is a fantastic song.

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I remember I went to London many years ago trying to find a copy of "T.B.Sheets"... it was hard to find in the early 80s as it´s actually a compilation of rare tracks and part of another album... I found it and had it for a month or so, I wonder where it´s gone... :laughing:

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