Recorded at The Catacombs, Boston, MA, August 1968, by none other than Peter Wolf, when he was a WBCN DJ / See both links to left, for more information on this recording, which was only available on iTunes in Britain for about 24 hours. For a deep dive into Van Morrison during the period of Astral Weeks when he was in Boston and a fascinating look at the "underground" scene, check out Ryan Walsh's book "Astral Weeks: A Secret History of 1968" - click on the Link to the RIGHT.
HOSANNAS: 1) 2003 poll of NME writers: second-greatest album of all time .. 2) Pitchfork: the fourth best album of the 1980s .. 3) Rolling Stone: 227 on "The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time" // Click the Link above, to read a contemporary review in The LA Times
1995 - Spin Alternative Record Guide named this LP, the 70th best alternative album // Mojo named LP: 1) 13th greatest punk album .. 2) 49th greatest album of all time // 2003 - Rolling Stone named it: number 213 on its "500 greatest albums" list
From the soundtrack of the 2010 documentary about Gallagher, "Ghost Blues" / From Disc 2 - The Beat Club Sessions 1971-72. "Beat-Club" was a German TV show that ran from Sep 1965 to Dec 1972 from Bremen, Germany; the first German show of popular music performances.
Gallagher was one of the most frequent visitors performing four times in the space of just over two years, first with Taste, then solo. // Click on the Link above, then "More images" at upper left, to view this release.