The Roots Of Van Morrison's 'Astral Weeks'09:52
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Van Morrison performing at Spring Sing on Boston Common in 1968. (Courtesy MONTUSE/Dick Lacovello)MoreCloseclosemore
Van Morrison performing at Spring Sing on Boston Common in 1968. (Courtesy MONTUSE/Dick Lacovello)

This fall marks the 50th anniversary of the release of Van Morrison's album "Astral Weeks." It was released to little fanfare and has never been a top seller. But it's regarded as one of the most original-sounding and important records of the rock era.

Jeremy D. Goodwin (@JeremyDGoodwin) of WBUR has more on the album's origins and ties to Boston.

This segment aired on March 29, 2018.

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