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Avaless
(where the highways have no speed limits)
Posted: Jun 16, 2018 1:42
 

This song is balm for my ear and my soul.
bindi
(North Carolina)
Posted: Jun 11, 2018 17:03
 

I don't rate a lot of songs 10
lizardking
(700 miles north of Paradise)
Posted: May 18, 2018 13:53
 

I recently joined the vinyl resurgence, which offered my 41 y/o self a chance to buy a brand new TT and records.  My 1st new vinyl purchase (ever actually; always had a collection from my parents and used record shops) was DSOTM, for which I had to show ID b/c of the bad words - HAHA!

I also purchased Moondance (used, in great shape) because there's something special about this ENTIRE album.  And hearing it closer to how it sounded in 1970 is way cool, even if my speakers would have cost as much then as they did in 2018. 

garrettb
(Vancouver, Canada / Dublin, Ireland)
Posted: Mar 27, 2018 17:28
 

Glorious!
bobcouch
Posted: Mar 22, 2018 14:55
 

I really like this guy and his band as well. He has some good stuff and some great stuff. Mostly great.
onerb
(Connecticut, US)
Posted: Mar 22, 2018 14:10
 

Must say - beautiful transition, Bill.
idiot_wind
Posted: Feb 27, 2018 8:10
 

One of his best songs from a very good album.

However, please consider playing songs from St. Dominic, Veedon Fleece, and Hard Nose the Highway. These are mighty fine albums from his best time frame for making music.   
On_The_Beach
(The Blue Planet)
Posted: Feb 17, 2018 21:46
 

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sfyi2001
(Seattle)
Posted: Jan 25, 2018 0:41
 

         
ziggytrix
(Dallas, TX)
Posted: Jan 20, 2018 13:59
 

I could have sworn I already made a sarcastic comment about "liking the part where he bleats like a goat" but I guess that must have been on literally any other Van Morrison song... {#Cheesygrin}

It's remarkable how enjoyable this song is despite (or is it because of?) his vocal style.
FamilyMan
(Continent's edge)
Posted: Dec 27, 2017 9:42
 

This was the second song to which I gave a rating of "ten".  (I've been here since 2005, or thereabouts). 

Today, on the "RP Classics" list, "Into the Mystic" was ranked ...

44. Van Morrison - Into The Mystic  (9.119)

 

Of the 2,693 songs I've rated, I've given the pinnacle rating to only thirty others. 

Moments ago, I reviewed those thirty to see if I might find amongst them one unworthy.  There was one which seemed so.  

So, I went over to You Tube and gave it another listen.  My instinct was confirmed.  Patsy Cline is right where she belongs - among Queen, Beethoven, and  Pink Floyd. et al. (but, amazingly, only a little higher than Puddles Pity Party's "Pinball Prison"). 

There's no accounting for taste, and there's no place like "Paradise".

Good health to Bill and Rebecca, and to you, my dear reader and comrade in music, in the New Year, and for many years to come. 


Dragonfly_Launch
(Conway, Ar)
Posted: Nov 22, 2017 17:19
 

May the spinning galaxy bless you every time you play this. 
gmichaelt
(45° 28' N / 73° 36' W)
Posted: Jul 28, 2017 20:27
 

I'm so tempted to rate this song!
RazzCat
(Montréal, Canada)
Posted: May 28, 2017 16:18
 

9 > 10
Heck, the entire album is a 10.


Proclivities
(Paris of the Piedmont)
Posted: Oct 20, 2016 19:56
 

 djblitz wrote:

Congrats on posting one of the most pretentious ramblings in the history of RP. 

Had nothing to do with your past, eh?  Or EVERYTHING to do with it?  I can't understand your jibber-jabber. 

 
It should be pretty clear that DavidS_UK's disdain for Van Morrison having "nothing to do with his past" was meant as a tongue-in-cheek, sarcastic remark; I guess you really couldn't understand his jibber-jabber. 
djblitz
(Boston, MA)
Posted: Jun 16, 2016 13:04
 

 DavidS_UK wrote:
Another tedious whingeing offering from VM, pah!

Of course my rating of 1 is nothing to do with my past, in the late 70s (!), me a rain-drenched despatch rider delivering a big cheque to the aforementioned singer in his mansion in deepest darkest Oxfordshire, asking to use the phone to report completion of the job (standard thing done in those pre-mobile days) only to be told to "go and find a ***ing callbox!". So I have never liked the peasant since.

 
Congrats on posting one of the most pretentious ramblings in the history of RP. 

Had nothing to do with your past, eh?  Or EVERYTHING to do with it?  I can't understand your jibber-jabber. 


djblitz
(Boston, MA)
Posted: Jun 16, 2016 13:02
 

Forever linked to my wedding and the last song we danced too because I heard it on Radio Paradise years ago for the first time and fell in love with the song.  Thank you Bill, you are truly loved. 

 


Wilfrue
(The space between your reality and my dreams)
Posted: Jun 16, 2016 13:00
 

I know a woman who was on his security detail for years as he toured. He is a grade-A dingus from what she says. OK, but godamn can this man write and perform a song. So, I don't ever need to meet him, I'm just glad he makes all those records!
(anonymous)
Posted: May 20, 2016 18:54
 

 DavidS_UK wrote:
Another tedious whingeing offering from VM, pah!

Of course my rating of 1 is nothing to do with my past, in the late 70s (!), me a rain-drenched despatch rider delivering a big cheque to the aforementioned singer in his mansion in deepest darkest Oxfordshire, asking to use the phone to report completion of the job (standard thing done in those pre-mobile days) only to be told to "go and find a ***ing callbox!". So I have never liked the peasant since.

 
Wait.You were a fetchy-boy delivering a check to Van. And he's the peasant. OK. Get it. Its OK now, isn't it?
coloradojohn
(Mihara, nestled in a cove on the SetoNaiKai, Japan)
Posted: May 15, 2016 12:11
 

Truly one of the best recordings ever made, I think. The peaks hit and sustained on this track continue to radiate their artistic splendor!