Label: Epic Associated - ZK 66220,Legacy - ZK 66220 • Series: MasterSound • Format: CD Album, Reissue, Remastered, Limited Edition Gold Disc • Country: US • Genre: Rock, Funk / Soul • Style: Rock & Roll, Rhythm & Blues, Soul
Blowin' Your Mind! It was recorded 28—29 March and contained his first solo pop hit " Brown Eyed Girl ". It was included by Rolling Stone as one of the 40 Essential Albums of Morrison does not regard this record as a true album, as Bert Berns compiled and released it without his consent.
A few months previously, Morrison had carelessly signed a contract that he had not fully studied and it stipulated that he would surrender virtually all control of the material he would record with Bang Records. The songs were recorded in March and had been intended to be released on four separate singles. The album jacket became notorious as a model of bad taste, Rebecca - Flo & Eddie - Rebecca / Illegal, Immoral And Fattening perception shared widely by Morrison himself.
It featured a strange swirl of circling brown vines and drug connotation surrounding a sweaty looking Morrison. Greil Marcus described it as a "monstrously offensive, super psychedelic far out out-of-sight exploding" design. And I saw the cover and I almost threw up, you know.
Of the eight songs on the album, all were composed by Morrison except "Goodbye Baby Baby Goodbye " and the last song, " Ro Ro Rosey - Van Morrison - Blowin Your Mind Special ". Clinton Heylin contends that the first side of the album "makes for one of the great single-sided albums in Ro Ro Rosey - Van Morrison - Blowin Your Mind whereas Greil Marcusthe album's most hostile critic, found it "painfully boring, made up of three sweet minutes of 'Brown Eyed Girl' and Sheets '".
It contains the words, "You can leave now if you don't like what is happening. Allmusic gave the album a 3-star rating and wrote that "Although Van Morrison's first solo album is remembered for containing the immortal pop hit "Brown Eyed Girl," Blowin' Your Mind! But in the hand of Van the Man, those vices are virtues, and what could have been tedious is often hypnotic. All tracks are written by Van Morrisonexcept where noted. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Van Morrison.
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