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Van revisits his past - and its worth going aloong for the r
on 19 May 2002
Sometimes Van gets criticised for essentially re-issuing the same album under a different name every couple of years - so what if they're great, easy accessible, unchallenging listens? I don't think we're going to get another Moondance or St Dominic's again and with that in mind, this will do nicely. Down the Road is a firm nod to the past and no worse for that. The opening track is inspired, Choppin Wood, is great especially for the Belfast namechecks and Hey Mr DJ is a delight. The Man keeps looking over his shoulder, even as he ploughs ahead. Fans will love it, non fans should go off and get a musical eduation.