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Van's Most Underrated Album,
This review is from: Hard Nose the Highway (Audio CD)
Along with Common One, Hard Nose has to be Morrison's most underrated effort. It finds Van the artist in a very uncertain place and even contains 2 covers which comes after a run a classic all original marterial. However this loss of direction makes a for a better album. Morrison has always been a questing spirit and even when standing at a crossroads the great craftsman can still produce the goods.
The most notable thing on this album is Van's use of jazz is brought more to the fore and hints at the direction he would take in the early 80's. Fan's of latter work will find much to admire here. For the rest of us this and Veedon Fleece mark the end of a run classic albums from the greatest artist of his generation.