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Saturday, August 31, 2013

Van Shows You 'The Way'

Van "The Man" Morrison turns 68 today, ironically just as the Irish, poetry lovers, and all sorts of others mourn the passing of Seamus Heaney.   One of my favorite all-time Van Morrison songs (among dozens of greats) is the uptempo "The Way Young Lovers," decidedly not the most famous cut off his legendary Astral Weeks back in 1969).  But until recently I did not know there was any kind of bootleg acoustic version.  Here it is, then the stupendous released version below (Richard Davis on standup bass, one of  the great mini-solos ever):

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