Van Morrison – Linden Arden Stole the Highlights, by Pat Thomas

40 years ago today, Van Morrison released the Veedon Fleece album – for every person who moans that Van never recorded another Astral Weeks – this album is for you. For everyone who claims Van is an “old git” – but thinks that someone like Robyn Hitchcock is still relevant, then keep in mind that Robyn has performed many songs from this LP including this one. I particularly like this song as it captures the mythological side of old San Francisco thru the eyes of an expatriate Irishman.

Pat Thomas is the author of Listen, Whitey! The Sights and Sounds of Black Power 1965-1975.

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