40 years of Astral Weeks


Widely considered one of the best albums ever, Belfast’s Steve Stockman looks into Van Morrison’s classic with the help of another Belfast boy Iain Archer. Where are ‘Cypress Avenue’ and ‘Sandy Row’? Why they are important to Van’s transcendental vision? Is Van’s ‘born again’ the Christian kind?

Steve Stockman is a chaplain at Queens University Belfast, a contributor to BBC Radio Ulster and author of Walk On: The spiritual journey of U2.

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