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The Band’s overlooked, imperfect Cahoots held a few musical treasures

The Band’s overlooked, imperfect Cahoots held a few musical treasures

Released on Sept. 15, 1971, ‘Cahoots’ has always felt like a breakup album. Still, there were notable moments when the Band recaptured the magic.

On Second Thought: Van Morrison – No Guru, No Method, No Teacher (1986)

On Second Thought: Van Morrison – No Guru, No Method, No Teacher (1986)

Arriving in an era dominated by neon sensibilities, Van Morrison instead stayed the course.

The Band, “4% Pantomime” from Cahoots (1971): Across the Great Divide

The Band, “4% Pantomime” from Cahoots (1971): Across the Great Divide

On an album that so often feels overcooked and too careful, the Band’s sloshy, gospel-gone-wrong of “4% Pantomime” lets it all hang down.

Van Morrison aids Wings and Joe Cocker guitarist Henry McCullough: ‘It’s a huge help’

Van Morrison aids Wings and Joe Cocker guitarist Henry McCullough: ‘It’s a huge help’

Henry McCullough, the former Wings and Joe Cocker guitarist, is still dealing with the aftermath of a devastating heart attack suffered in late 2012, but he’s gotten some needed assistance from Van Morrison.

Van Morrison – Moondance: Expanded Edition (1970; 2013 reissue)

Van Morrison – Moondance: Expanded Edition (1970; 2013 reissue)

“Moondance is a classic,” Van Morrison once said. “I put things together that nobody’s ever put together before. I’m proud of that.”

Something Else! sneak peek: Van Morrison, “Into the Mystic [Take 11]” from Moondance Box Set (2013)

Something Else! sneak peek: Van Morrison, “Into the Mystic [Take 11]” from Moondance Box Set (2013)

As Warner Bros. gets set to release a sprawling five-disc reissue of Van Morrison’s breakthrough Moondance, here’s a chance to hear one of its tastiest extras — an alternate take on “Into the Mystic.”

Van Morrison – Born to Sing: No Plan B (2012)

Recorded live in the studio with a core six-piece band, Morrison’s 34th album — and his return to Blue Note — perhaps unsurprisingly has a jazzier atmosphere

'Happy to be working with Don Was': Van Morrison returns to Blue Note for new studio effort

Van Morrison returns to Blue Note Records for a new studio album Born To Sing: No Plan B, to be released on October 2, 2012.

The Friday Morning Listen: The Band – The Last Waltz (1978)

Yesterday, I received a message from an old high school friend. We shared a lot of great times, but one of the greatest was the afternoon we spent at Railroad Square Cinema in Waterville, Maine, watching Martin Scorsese’s concert film The Last Waltz.

Half Notes: Secret Machines – The Road Leads Where It's Led (2005)

The secret of the Machines is that they have an addictively fun, poundingly-heavy beat that is reminiscent of Led Zeppelin, and they have a penchant for really stretching out their compositions for texture and emphasis. It’s prog-rock without the slightest hint of twee frilliness. Road was an EP with a non-album track, “Better Bring Your Friends,” and covers of VanRead More

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