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5.0 out of 5 stars Hooked
TB sheets is the supreme work of an outstanding artist, while less known than his famous Astral Weeks album it still contains some of his best work (TB Sheets possibly being the greatest song I have ever heard). In fact you can listen to two alternate versions of tracks from "Astral Weeks", both of them exellent. I have bought my first van Morrison tape at the age of 14...
Published on 8 May 2003 by indischgelb2002

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2 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Old Bang version
One of the earliest versions of the Bang material that has been endlessly recycled in order to fool people into thinking they are buying new Van Morrison material (not by him). At least it has historical interest I suppose and it doesnt have the really bad stuff. I cannot remember what the original album was but I dont think this was it.
Published on 25 July 2005 by Mr. S. Woodcock


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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hooked, 8 May 2003
This review is from: TB Sheets (Audio CD)
TB sheets is the supreme work of an outstanding artist, while less known than his famous Astral Weeks album it still contains some of his best work (TB Sheets possibly being the greatest song I have ever heard). In fact you can listen to two alternate versions of tracks from "Astral Weeks", both of them exellent. I have bought my first van Morrison tape at the age of 14 but TB sheets got me hooked again after 15 years. It is definately a must have record.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Van Morrison's solo debut from 1968...., 11 Feb 2004
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Jason Parkes "We're all Frankies'" (Worcester, UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: TB Sheets (Audio CD)
V.M. walked out on Them and began a long solo-career with this album, 1968's T.B Sheets. This saw him enter into a brief contract with Bert Berns- whose death saw him free to do what he wanted after- Van was adrift in America. He'd ditched the band thing and was now becoming the solo artist.
TB Sheets is very much a prequel to career-high Astral Weeks (also 1968)- going so far as containing earlier, inferior versions of AW-tracks like Beside You and Madame George. Morrison was deeply affected by a relationship with a girl that had died of T.B., or perhaps that's all myth, or perhaps it doesn't really matter. T.B Sheets is generally up-beat Stones/Animals/Zombies-sounding joy- the next album would embrace folk and jazz a lot more. It's a brilliant mistake, songs like Brown Eyed Girl and He Ain't Give You None sounding curiously upbeat- even if Lester Bangs detected a whiff of Humbert Humbert about some of the affections here. Didn't H.H.'s nymphette-lover die of T.B in Corfu?
The key track here remains T.B Sheets itself, a nine-minute plus blues dirge, an elegy to a dying lover, a foot-tapping song which seems to suggest a kind of necrophelia. It should be familiar to many as a track which is used throughout Martin Scorsese's Bringing Out the Dead (most people think it's The Stones). But it seems too personal, a bit like PIL's Death Disco/Swan Lake, or Big Star's Holocaust. Bleak, bleak stuff. T.B-hacking in the wee-small hours-"look into my eyes/Your little star struck innuendows, inadequancies & foreign bodies...open up the window, let me breathe...". This recalls ancient blues, not to forget several Edgar Allen Poe poems- specifically Annabel Lee. It's perverse, compulsive and so...emotional. Just a cool drink of water- the sunlight shining through the crack in the window pane...looking down on the street below. It ends with repetitions of "I gotta go" and "There you go"- which seems a way beyond "The cool room, Lord, is a fool's room/And I can almost smell your TB SHEETS". Horrifying stuff- one of the darkest records made by anyone ever- Berlin is utterly lightweight compared...
This version of TB Sheets is worth buying for the title track alone, and does set the scene for the timeless Astral Weeks. But it probably does need a decent remastering job, it's listenable, but could probably be improved on. I could probably go on about the song TB Sheets until the end of time- it's that kind of song...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Early versions of this cd contain the rare version of "Brown Eyed Girl", 5 Dec 2013
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GtheK (Ontario,Canada) - See all my reviews
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The Columbia and Bellaphon versions of this album contain the edited/censored version of "Brown Eyed Girl" where "makin' love in the green grass behind the stadium" has been replaced by "laughin' and singin' behind the stadium". A small point perhaps but if you are a collector, then this seems to be the only place to get this "radio" version of the single.

As for the album, it still holds up after all these years.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good album, but obsolete, 17 Jan 2011
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Jan Patrik SahlstrÝm (Oslo, Norway) - See all my reviews
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Good album, but as other reviewers have pointed out, almost nothing on this album that hasn't been re-released in other and better editions
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 25 Aug 2014
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excellent,in every respect
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2 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Old Bang version, 25 July 2005
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Mr. S. Woodcock (England) - See all my reviews
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One of the earliest versions of the Bang material that has been endlessly recycled in order to fool people into thinking they are buying new Van Morrison material (not by him). At least it has historical interest I suppose and it doesnt have the really bad stuff. I cannot remember what the original album was but I dont think this was it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Super speedy delivery and goods received in excellent condition., 19 Sep 2013
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Goods were received well before the expected delivery date. Goods were well packaged and received in excellent condition as per the description in the sale.
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