Days Like This
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The tone for this recording is set on the first track with the irresistible "Perfect Fit." If you don't find this song entertaining and infectious with its rhythm, horn arrangements, and simple yet compelling backbeat and bass line, then you're musically inaccessible and/or dead.
The album is a superb collection of songs exploring common emotions and situations with which we are all familiar, yet those not too often explored by the more mainstream artists, or let out into the open by us, the public. A great example is "Underlying Depression," exploring the blues we are all susceptible too, the blues which are caused by and obvious in everything around us, yet which communicates an unspoken hope. The same is true of "Melancholia." Then there is the subtle it's-me-against-the-world message of "Russian Roulette." The same is true on "Days Like This" with its "poor me" attitude couched in a naturally seductive melody.
Also on the CD are a two odes to Morrison's Christian mysticism, "No Religion" and "Ancient Highway." "Religion" laments the distractions of modern life and the inherent contradictions which challenge faith.Read more ›
I can't imagine a collection of songs with more bounce, intelligence, insight and soul than "Days Like This." An example of an artist at the height of his powers--which seems to be the norm for Mr. Morrison.
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van is discerning in his del. many artists are not so there music feels bland his never do listen to it then decide if i missed the pointPublished 26 days ago by tim huxoll
Van the Man - the one and only for me!!!! Best poet, best music - love everything he has ever done and will do. . .Published 10 months ago by Karol Johnson
I bought this to have a copy of the Song "Days like This" for our son's wedding, for the mother/son dance. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Joan F. Spear
Crisp recording of a great period in Van Morrison's career. The backing horns and saxes are the real pleasure here. Fabulous ensemble of musicians in their own right. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Kevin V. Wright
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