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Artist: Van Morrison Release Date: Jul 01, 2008
Format: CD Record Label: Polydor (USA)
UPC: 600753087633 Genre: Rock
Duration: Album or EP Sub-Genre: Folk Rock
Condition: Like New Special Attributes: Remastered, Special Edition
Detailed item info
1. Real Real Gone
3. So Quiet in Here
4. Avalon of the Heart
5. See Me Through
6. Youth of 1,000 Summers
7. In the Days Before Rock 'n' Roll
8. Start All Over Again
9. She's My Baby
11. Enlightenment - (previously unreleased, alternate take)
12. So Quiet in Here - (previously unreleased, alternate take)
Contributing artists: Georgie Fame
Distributor: Universal Distribution
Recording type: Studio
Recording mode: Stereo
SPAR Code: n/a
Personnel includes: Van Morrison (vocals); Paul Durcan (spoken vocals); Bernie Holland (guitar); Steve Gregory, Dave Bishop (saxophone); Henry Lowther (trumpet); Steve Waterman (flugelhorn); Malcolm Griffiths (trombone); Michael O'Suilleabhain (piano); Georgie Fame (electric piano, organ, background vocals); Neil Drinkwater, Alex Gifford (keyboards); Frank Ricotti (vibraphone); Steve Pearce, Brian Odgers (bass); Dave Early, Steve Sanger (drums); The Ambrosian Singers (background vocals).
Recorded at Wool Hall Studios, Real World Studio, Box Studio and Pavillion Studio, London, England; The Kirk, Somerset, England.
Personnel: Van Morrison (vocals, guitar, harmonica); Steve Gregory , Dave Bishop (saxophone); Georgie Fame, Neil Drinkwater (keyboards); Steve Pearce (bass guitar); Dave Early (drums).
Ensemble: Ambrosian Singers.
After spending most of the '80s delving deep into Celtic imagery, Van Morrison made ENLIGHTENMENT, using the early rock 'n' roll and R&B of his youth for inspiration. "Real Real Gone" quotes lines from songs by James Brown, Wilson Pickett and Solomon Burke to reflect getting squarely hit by Cupid's arrow, while "In The Days Before Rock 'N' Roll" is where Morrison gets truly nostalgic about the music of his youth. As usual, the imagery used by the Belfast Cowboy is sharp and buttressed by gorgeous string arrangements.
Morrison's ruminations on love and life traipse some of the same dark corners as Frank Sinatra's more melancholy '50s work. The near-whispered vocals and low rumble of harmonica on "See Me Through" are soaked with a spiritual restlessness that contrasts the sweetness of "She's My Baby" and the upbeat spirit of "Youth Of 1,000 Summers" (a song ripe to be used as a comeback by any number of '60s soul vets).
Included in Q's list of the 50 Best Albums of 1990.
4 Stars - Excellent - ...Morrison's spiritual resurrection, and he comes out stomping....`Real Real Gone' is his most engaging R&B raveup since the days of `Domino'...
Rolling Stone (11/15/1990)
...Van Morrison's latest record...is no exception for him....he continues to pay homage to those who have inspired him...
...with its mix of earthy, horn-driven soul and warm, pastoral ballads, ENLIGHTENMENT is his loosest, friendliest work in years...
New York Times (01/06/1991)
...a strong and consistent album....his most accessible and mainstream offering since WAVELENGTH in 1978...
Sound B+ / Performance A- ...his funkiest in ages yet it is filled with introspection and serenity...
Audio Magazine (02/01/1991)
USED, but in great condition. NO scratches and NO signs of abuse or misuse.
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