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Van Morrison's 'Astral Weeks' live album coming later than expected

December 9, 2008 |  5:14 pm

Van__ Van Morrison fans who waited 40 years to hear the first live performances of his 1968 album "Astral Weeks" last month at the Hollywood Bowl will have to hold out a few more weeks for the live recording from the recent concerts.

Morrison originally announced plans to release a vinyl LP edition of the live set by Christmas, with a CD and DVD to follow after the first of the year.

A spokesman for the Rock and Hall of Fame musician said Tuesday that it might be February before the recording is ready, in part because Morrison is considering a follow-up “Astral Weeks” concert in New York in the new year.

-- Randy Lewis

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