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A Period of Transition is the ninth studio album by Northern Irish singer-songwriter Van Morrisonreleased in see in music. It was his first album in two-and-a-half years, largely forgotten or overlooked by Epicenter - Warren Smith - Natural/Cultural Forces casual fans.
John who was a co-producer on this album as well as playing keyboards and guitar. Plusalong with three other original Morrison compositions from that recording session. It did not take Morrison long to play the song in concert — a week after the recording session on 18 Aprilthe song featured in a concert in Los Angeles at the Shrine Auditorium. This performance remains the only known live version of the song. John felt that it had "a real spiritual sound". John, "the song that Van got the whole album hooked up around.
It was a real deep thing for him to focus on. I've done it slow, a ballad version. I've done a mid-tempo version and I've done this version. This is the version I like best for release. John describes it as It Fills You Up - Van Morrison - A Period Of Transition "cross current from forties to seventies music. It's like where Ray Charles left off. It's a real tear-jerker that gets back to the basics of music.
The key to the album's sluggishness is the dullness of the horn charts. It's full of the surprising touches In a retrospective review for AllMusicStephen Thomas Erlewine was more positive and said the album is "warm, welcoming, infused with spirituality and humor.
Still like any period of transition, this is somewhat tentative and uneven, with its best moments, being at best, minor masterpieces. Expectations were It Fills You Up - Van Morrison - A Period Of Transition and Morrison has admitted to working at his best when not under the pressure of high expectations from the industry and fans. In Junehe explained his feelings about this:. I think I needed to break a lot of that expectancy down. I know from experience that I go to see some artists expecting a particular thing.
If they don't come up with that then I'm disappointed, but if I have no expectations they usually do something I haven't heard before and I'm turned on.
The moment you expect something, you never get it. The album charted moderately well but most critics were disappointed, after waiting three years for a new album from Morrison. He had hired Harvey Goldsmith as manager and began a much more public media profile after the album's release. Morrison also began giving interviews again, commencing with his first interview since to Cameron Crowe from Rolling Stone.
Is the transition over? It's been going on for about three years Morrison has said that the title of the album referred to Real Niggaz - N.W.A* - Efil4zaggin front cover.
Photographer Ken Mcgowan captured Morrison in various reflective, introspective moods until he realises with a half smile in the last shot that all such moods are transitory. All songs written by Van Morrison unless noted. Billboard North America. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Van Morrison.
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