Bang Masters

Bang Masters

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by Van Morrison
     
 

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During the period between his departure from Them and his masterpiece Astral Weeks, Van Morrison tenured with Bert Berns' Bang label, notching his biggest solo hit with the classic single "Brown Eyed Girl" and laying the groundwork for the transcendent material to follow.

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During the period between his departure from Them and his masterpiece Astral Weeks, Van Morrison tenured with Bert Berns' Bang label, notching his biggest solo hit with the classic single "Brown Eyed Girl" and laying the groundwork for the transcendent material to follow. The Bang Masters compiles the best of his recordings for the label, and although a good part of it is negligible in comparison to Morrison's greatest work, it's still necessary listening for fans. The remarkable "T.B. Sheets" captures Morrison at his most emotionally shattering, while early attempts at "Beside You" and "Madame George" hint at the genius just around the corner.

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Release Date:
02/01/2008
Label:
Sbme Special Mkts.
UPC:
0886972318523
catalogNumber:
723185
Rank:
899

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Bang Masters 2.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you simply must find out for yourself how Van Morrison sounded between Them and "Astral Weeks," get this disc OR "T.B. Sheets" OR Sony's deluxe packaging of "Blowin' Your Mind." You only need one of them, really, since they all involve the same group of songs, as do the many examples of what I call "Vanploitation" -- the throwaway re-packagings of this material by labels ranging from Brentwood to Cleopatra.
glauver More than 1 year ago
A lot of this is forgettable. However, any Morrison fan should hear the wierd, brooding TB Sheets. I think it is more compelling than any of the songs on the much praised Astral Weeks. Beware: as another rewiewer noted, there are many discs of this material out there. This is an offical one and it does have interesting liner notes.
JohnQ More than 1 year ago
It's true that the only essential song here is Brown Eyed Girl, but these early songs show the singer learning to be a Master. Besides, shouldn't everyone have a good copy of Brown Eyed Girl? As affordable as this CD is, there's no excuse to pass this one up.