Van Morrison’s boundless lockdown fury spills over into latest works

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Plenty of people have long viewed Van Morrison, one of the best songwriters in pop history, as an angry troublemaker. But few expected that late in his career, Sir Van would supply anti-vaxxers and pandemic sceptics with so much ammunition. The Northern Irish singer’s tirades against the restrictions imposed by the British government to contain the Covid-19 outbreak in a recent album were crude – and criticism of the 75-year-old Morrison, who is considered high risk due to his age, has been just as harsh. Those criticisms echo when you listen to his latest works: Morrison delivers some lovely …

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