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Title:When That Rough God Goes Riding: Listening to Van Morrison
Format Type:Ebook
Author:Greil Marcus
Publisher:eBooks
ISBN:158648821X
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Category:Music, Non fiction, Biography, Criticism, Rock n roll

When That Rough God Goes Riding: Listening to Van Morrison by Greil Marcus

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC When That Rough God Goes Riding: Listening to Van Morrison Van Morrison says Greil Marcus remains a singer who can be compared to no other in the history of modern popular music When Astral Weeks was released in it was largely ignored When it was rereleased as a live album in it reached the top of the i Billboard i charts a first for any Van Morrison recording The wild swings in the music mirroring the swings in Morrison s success and in people s appreciation or lack of it of his music make Van Morrison one of the most perplexing and mysterious figures in popular modern music and a perfect subject for the wise and insightful scrutiny of Greil Marcus one of America s most dedicated cultural critics p This book is Marcus s quest to understand Van Morrison s particular genius through the extraordinary and unclassifiable moments in his long career beginning in and continuing in full force to this day In these dislocations Marcus finds the singer on his own artistic quest precisely to reach some extreme musical threshold the moments that are not enclosed by the will or the intention of the performer but which somehow emerge at the limits of the musician and his song p

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