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Saint Dominics Preview Original recording remastered
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Conceived in the wake of his bucolic classics, Moondance and Tupelo Honey, 1972's Saint Dominic's Preview sustains their mix of crisp R&B ("Jackie Wilson Said") and anthemic folk-rock ("Almost Independence Day") while insinuating a darker, warier spirit to Morrison's music. In what would amount to the first major instalment in an on-going cycle of digs at the music business, the title song pits the singer's authentic art against the false idols of the predators and sycophants surrounding him--a familiar Morrison theme decades on but given a soulful urgency here that makes it tough to dismiss as the ravings of a career curmudgeon. --Sam Sutherland
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The only reasons why I don't give this absolutely great album five stars are: the third track, "I Will Be There"(? Read morePublished on July 9 2003 by Glen Burg
i love this cd. van is at his best, very powerful, very soulful, very upbeat, very emotional. the best song is redwood tree, it's very emotional to me and another is listen to the... Read morePublished on Feb. 2 2003 by ray b.
Is there a more perfect album than this from the rock era? I can't think of one. This album takes you on a journey. It is the most well-rounded LP of Van Morrison's career. Read morePublished on Jan. 27 2003 by John Stodder
'St Dominics Preview' is a wonderful collection of seven diverse songs. Within that framework though, Van Morrison creates some of the most majestic, moving and astonishing pop... Read morePublished on Aug. 31 2001 by Stephen Lenehan
I'd wish I could give this one two reviews: one for degree of enjoyment and one for quality of the music. In terms of its strength as an album, "St. Read morePublished on July 25 2001
This is by far one of my favorite albums by Van, and in my opinion, one of the most underrated. A distinct combination of the lyrical stream-of-consciousness of "Astral... Read morePublished on Feb. 15 2001 by Michael D. Sobota
This is album along with Veedon fleece, Astral Weeks, and Tupalo Honey (I've heard Moondace too many times, but of course it is a great album). Read morePublished on Dec 7 2000 by allismile0
Once again a brilliant record from one of the greatest recording artists on earth. The range shown in these songs is stunning -- from romping ("Jackie Wilson Said") to... Read morePublished on May 31 2000