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40 Years Ago: Van Morrison Releases ‘It’s Too Late to Stop Now’

Van Morrison
Exile Productions

By the early 1970s, Van Morrison had already earned a reputation as one of the more unpredictably mercurial live performers in rock. As rough as his gigs could get, though, Morrison was just as capable of leading his audiences to unparalleled heights -- an experience unforgettably captured on his classic double live LP 'It's Too Late to Stop Now.'

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Win the Deluxe Five-Disc Edition of Van Morrison’s ‘Moondance’

Van Morrison Estate Of David Gahr

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Rhino Records just reissued Van Morrison's 1970 classic 'Moondance' in three formats, including a Deluxe Edition. Ultimate Classic Rock and Diffuser have teamed up with the label to give one lucky winner a copy of the five-disc set.

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Van Morrison, ‘Brand New Day (Take 1)’ – Song Premiere

Van Morrison
Estate of David Gahr

Ultimate Classic Rock is pleased to present the exclusive premiere of 'Brand New Day (Take 1),' from the upcoming Deluxe Edition of Van Morrison's classic 1970 album, 'Moondance.' You can stream the song below.

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Van Morrison’s ‘Moondance’ Gets Expanded Reissue

Van Morrison Moondance Deluxe
Warner Brothers

Clear your calendars, because Warner Brothers is hoping you've got a few marvelous nights to spare for a massively expanded version of Van Morrison's 'Moondance.'

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The Doors Vs. Van Morrison – Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame Semifinals

Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame
Ultimate Classic Rock

"Four to one baby / One on four / Which of these legends gets out alive?" OK, we're paraphrasing a bit, but the fact is only Van Morrison or the Doors can move onto the May 2013 Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame finals, since they're pitted against each other in this week's semifinals. Each month, our readers will determine which of eight legendary artists or bands is immortalized forever for their contributions to classic rock history.

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Traffic Vs. Van Morrison – Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame Round One

Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame
Ultimate Classic Rock

The first round of the May 2013 Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame includes two '60s acts that have left an indelible influence on subsequent generations of musicians. The winner of round one will face other iconic artists to determine who'll be the third act immortalized in the Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame.

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Weekend Songs: Van Morrison, ‘Jackie Wilson Said (I’m in Heaven When You Smile)’

Van Morrison
Scott Gries, Getty Images

Classic rock is about heavy hooks, power chords, and tight harmonies, but it’s also about letting loose and enjoying the good times — and there’s no better time than Friday evening, when we pick up our paycheck, punch out of work, and enjoy a couple days of much-needed rest and relaxation.

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Van Morrison, ‘Born to Sing: No Plan B’ — Album Review

Van Morrison
Blue Note Records

There was a time when a seven-minute Van Morrison song didn’t sound like an eternity. ‘Madame George,’ ‘Tupelo Honey,’ ‘Listen to the Lion,’ the live version of ‘Caravan’ – all classics that push beyond the typical radio song length.

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10 Best Van Morrison Songs

Van Morrison
Handout, Getty Images Entertainment

The Top 10 Van Morrison songs showcase one of the most recognizable voices in music, with emotion dripping from each and every track. It was unreasonably hard to narrow down a list of this Rock and Roll Hall of Famer's greatest moments -- chosen from such classic records as 'Moondance,' 'Astral Weeks,' and 'Tupelo Honey -- down to just 10. Somehow, standout tracks such as 'Wild Night,' 'And it Stoned Me,' 'Sweet Thing,' 'Real Rea

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Van Morrison, ‘Open the Door (To Your Heart)’ – Song Review

Van Morrison
Kevin Winter, Getty Images

'Open the Door (To Your Heart'),' the new single by Van Morrison has been released. It's from his new album, 'Born to Sing: No Plan B,' which will be released Oct. 2 on Blue Note Records.

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