Astral weeks : a secret history of 1968

Walsh, Ryan H. author

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  • Creator Ryan H. Walsh
  • Format Books
  • Publication New York : Penguin Press, 2018. ©2018
  • Physical Details
    • 357 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • ISBNs 9780735221345, 0735221340, 9780735221352
  • OCLC on1024082202


  • Documents the story of the creation of Van Morrison's "Astral Weeks" album against a backdrop of the political and cultural turmoil of 1968 Boston, examining how other artists raised awareness about key historical events and issues.


  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 329-344), discography (pages 344-346) , and index.


  • Prologue: in the beginning -- Against electricity -- God's underground newspaper -- The silver age of television -- Paul Revere is shamed: being a brief history of the Bosstown sound -- The white light underground -- Scenes from the real world -- I saw you coming from the cape -- A little more light into the darkness of man -- The noises that roar in the space between the worlds -- Something in the bricks -- We have all been astrals many times -- Epilogue: afterwards
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