34 of 36 people found the following review helpful
Evergreen, golden and smooth....,
By A Customer
This review is from: The Best of Van Morrison (Audio CD)
This album proved to be the start of my beloved Van Morrison collection, and certainly what prompted my hunger to consume every other album of his before and after! I loved this compilation from the very first listen. I have had it now for 7 years, and I am still not bored with it. His music has a mesmerising affect on me. Although it's great for background music - the poetry of his lyrics urge you to sit quietly and take the ride with him. The choices are brilliant - from the high-spirited "Brown-eyed Girl" and "Jackie Wilson said", to the simply beautiful "Have I told you lately". My personal favourite is "Queen of the Slipstream", a soaring song which I cannot do without listening to at least once a week! If you enjoy this compilation album, give "The Best of Van Morrison, Volume 2" a listen. Slightly more down-beat and introspective than Volume 1, but absolutely beautiful. Go grab them both!