Too Late To Stop Now - The Van Morrison Story [6 Music]

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01Part 120180522 (6M)
20150108 (6M)

Van Morrison looks back over his long career in an interview with Leo Green from 2016.

Van Morrison looks back over his long career in an interview with Leo Green.

Ahead of 6 Music's visit to Belfast for the BBC's Biggest Weekend, another chance to hear the great Irish singer and songwriter Van Morrison looking back at his life and work in conversation with Leo Green, first broadcast in 2016.

This first episode takes in Van's early life as a musician, his first influences and the start of his career in Belfast and Hamburg with the band Them.

After working with Them's New York producer Bert Berns on Top 40 pop hit Brown Eyed Girl (1967), Morrison moved to another realm.

Recorded over three days with legendary jazz musicians Astral Weeks (1968) is a still singular album, combining street poetry, jazz improvisation, Celtic invocation and Afro Celtic Blues wailing. Morrison would weave these and myriad other influences into the albums that followed in quick succession.

Reflecting on new life in America on the joyous Sinatra soul of Moondance (1970) and the country inflected Tupelo Honey (1971) he summoned old spiritual and ancestral life in the epic St Dominic's Preview (1972) closer track Listen to the Lion.

Steering his own course throughout the 80s on albums such as No Guru, No Method, No Teacher he claimed Celtic roots with The Chieftains on Irish Heartbeat. Teaming with Georgie Fame brought new impetus to his live show while Avalon Sunset saw him back in the album and single charts by the decades end.

Van Morrison continued to advance on his status as a game-changing artist through the 90s and into the 21st century.

Awards and accolades - a Brit, an OBE, an Ivor Novello, six Grammys, honorary doctorates, entry into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame and the French Ordres des Artes et des Lettres - attest to the international reach of Van's musical art.

01Part 120150108 (6M)
20180522 (6M)

Van Morrison looks back over his long career in an interview with Leo Green from 2016.

Van Morrison looks back over his long career in an interview with Leo Green.

Ahead of 6 Music's visit to Belfast for the BBC's Biggest Weekend, another chance to hear the great Irish singer and songwriter Van Morrison looking back at his life and work in conversation with Leo Green, first broadcast in 2016.

This first episode takes in Van's early life as a musician, his first influences and the start of his career in Belfast and Hamburg with the band Them.

After working with Them's New York producer Bert Berns on Top 40 pop hit Brown Eyed Girl (1967), Morrison moved to another realm.

Recorded over three days with legendary jazz musicians Astral Weeks (1968) is a still singular album, combining street poetry, jazz improvisation, Celtic invocation and Afro Celtic Blues wailing. Morrison would weave these and myriad other influences into the albums that followed in quick succession.

Reflecting on new life in America on the joyous Sinatra soul of Moondance (1970) and the country inflected Tupelo Honey (1971) he summoned old spiritual and ancestral life in the epic St Dominic's Preview (1972) closer track Listen to the Lion.

Steering his own course throughout the 80s on albums such as No Guru, No Method, No Teacher he claimed Celtic roots with The Chieftains on Irish Heartbeat. Teaming with Georgie Fame brought new impetus to his live show while Avalon Sunset saw him back in the album and single charts by the decades end.

Van Morrison continued to advance on his status as a game-changing artist through the 90s and into the 21st century.

Awards and accolades - a Brit, an OBE, an Ivor Novello, six Grammys, honorary doctorates, entry into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame and the French Ordres des Artes et des Lettres - attest to the international reach of Van's musical art.

01Van Morrison looks back at his long career20150122

01Van Morrison Looks Back At His Long Career2015012220160927 (6M)

Van's early life as a musician, including in Them, and his first influences.

In an extremely rare series of interviews with Leo Green, the legendary Van Morrison looks back at his life and work.

This first episode of four takes in Van's early life as a musician, his first influences and the start of his career in Belfast and Hamburg with the band Them.

After working with Them's New York producer Bert Berns on beautiful Top 40 pop hit 'Brown Eyed Girl' (1967), Morrison moved to another realm.

Recorded over 3 days with legendary jazz musicians Astral Weeks (1968) is a still singular album combining street poetry, jazz improvisation, Celtic invocation and Afro Celtic Blues wailing.

Morrison would weave these and myriad other influences into the albums that followed in quick succession.

Reflecting on new life in America on the joyous Sinatra soul of Moondance (1970) and the country inflected Tupelo Honey (1971) he summoned old spiritual and ancestral life in the epic St Dominic's Preview (1972) closer track Listen To The Lion.

Steering his own course throughout the 80s on albums such as No Guru, No Method, No Teacher he claimed Celtic roots with The Chieftains on Irish Heartbeat. Teaming with Georgie Fame brought new impetus to his live show while Avalon Sunset saw him back in the album and single charts by the decades end.

Van Morrison continued to advance on his status as a game- changing artist through the 90s and into the 21st century.

Awards and accolades - a Brit, an OBE, an Ivor Novello, 6 Grammys, honourary doctorates from Queen's University Belfast and the University of Ulster, entry into The Rock n Roll Hall of Fame and the French Ordres Des Artes Et Des Lettres - attest to the international reach of Van's musical art.

01Van Morrison Looks Back At His Long Career2015012220160927 (6M)

Van's early life as a musician, including in Them, and his first influences.

In an extremely rare series of interviews with Leo Green, the legendary Van Morrison looks back at his life and work.

This first episode of four takes in Van's early life as a musician, his first influences and the start of his career in Belfast and Hamburg with the band Them.

After working with Them's New York producer Bert Berns on beautiful Top 40 pop hit 'Brown Eyed Girl' (1967), Morrison moved to another realm.

Recorded over 3 days with legendary jazz musicians Astral Weeks (1968) is a still singular album combining street poetry, jazz improvisation, Celtic invocation and Afro Celtic Blues wailing.

Morrison would weave these and myriad other influences into the albums that followed in quick succession.

Reflecting on new life in America on the joyous Sinatra soul of Moondance (1970) and the country inflected Tupelo Honey (1971) he summoned old spiritual and ancestral life in the epic St Dominic's Preview (1972) closer track Listen To The Lion.

Steering his own course throughout the 80s on albums such as No Guru, No Method, No Teacher he claimed Celtic roots with The Chieftains on Irish Heartbeat. Teaming with Georgie Fame brought new impetus to his live show while Avalon Sunset saw him back in the album and single charts by the decades end.

Van Morrison continued to advance on his status as a game- changing artist through the 90s and into the 21st century.

Awards and accolades - a Brit, an OBE, an Ivor Novello, 6 Grammys, honourary doctorates from Queen's University Belfast and the University of Ulster, entry into The Rock n Roll Hall of Fame and the French Ordres Des Artes Et Des Lettres - attest to the international reach of Van's musical art.

022015012920160928 (6M)

Van Morrison looks back over his long career in a series of interviews with Leo Green.

In the week that he performs a special concert for BBC Radio 2, the legendary Van Morrison looks back at his life and work in a series of interviews with Leo Green.

This second episode of four takes in Van's early life as a solo musician, and in particular his debut solo album, the classic Astral Weeks.

Recorded over three days with legendary jazz musicians Astral Weeks (1968) is a still singular album combining street poetry, jazz improvisation, Celtic invocation and Afro Celtic Blues wailing. Morrison would weave these and myriad other influences into the albums that followed in quick succession.

Reflecting on new life in America on the joyous Sinatra soul of Moondance (1970) and the country inflected Tupelo Honey (1971) he summoned old spiritual and ancestral life in the epic St Dominic's Preview (1972) closer track Listen to the Lion.

Steering his own course throughout the 80s on albums such as No Guru, No Method, No Teacher he claimed Celtic roots with The Chieftains on Irish Heartbeat. Teaming with Georgie Fame brought new impetus to his live show while Avalon Sunset saw him back in the album and single charts by the decades end.

Van Morrison continued to advance on his status as a game- changing artist through the 90s and into the 21st century.

Awards and accolades - a Brit, an OBE, an Ivor Novello, 6 Grammys, honorary doctorates from Queen's University Belfast and the University of Ulster, entry into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the French Ordres des Artes et des Lettres - attest to the international reach of Van's musical art.

0220150129

022015012920160928 (6M)

Van Morrison looks back over his long career in a series of interviews with Leo Green.

In the week that he performs a special concert for BBC Radio 2, the legendary Van Morrison looks back at his life and work in a series of interviews with Leo Green.

This second episode of four takes in Van's early life as a solo musician, and in particular his debut solo album, the classic Astral Weeks.

Recorded over three days with legendary jazz musicians Astral Weeks (1968) is a still singular album combining street poetry, jazz improvisation, Celtic invocation and Afro Celtic Blues wailing. Morrison would weave these and myriad other influences into the albums that followed in quick succession.

Reflecting on new life in America on the joyous Sinatra soul of Moondance (1970) and the country inflected Tupelo Honey (1971) he summoned old spiritual and ancestral life in the epic St Dominic's Preview (1972) closer track Listen to the Lion.

Steering his own course throughout the 80s on albums such as No Guru, No Method, No Teacher he claimed Celtic roots with The Chieftains on Irish Heartbeat. Teaming with Georgie Fame brought new impetus to his live show while Avalon Sunset saw him back in the album and single charts by the decades end.

Van Morrison continued to advance on his status as a game- changing artist through the 90s and into the 21st century.

Awards and accolades - a Brit, an OBE, an Ivor Novello, 6 Grammys, honorary doctorates from Queen's University Belfast and the University of Ulster, entry into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the French Ordres des Artes et des Lettres - attest to the international reach of Van's musical art.

02Part 220150115 (6M)
20180523 (6M)

Van Morrison looks back over his long career in an interview with Leo Green from 2016.

Van Morrison looks back over his long career in an interview with Leo Green.

Ahead of 6 Music's visit to Belfast for the BBC's Biggest Weekend, another chance to hear the great Irish singer and songwriter Van Morrison looking back at his life and work in conversation with Leo Green, first broadcast in 2016.

This second episode of four takes in Van's early life as a solo musician, and in particular his debut solo album, the classic Astral Weeks.

Recorded over three days with legendary jazz musicians Astral Weeks (1968) is a still singular album combining street poetry, jazz improvisation, Celtic invocation and Afro Celtic Blues wailing. Morrison would weave these and myriad other influences into the albums that followed in quick succession.

Reflecting on new life in America on the joyous Sinatra soul of Moondance (1970) and the country inflected Tupelo Honey (1971) he summoned old spiritual and ancestral life in the epic St Dominic's Preview (1972) closer track Listen to the Lion.

Steering his own course throughout the 80s on albums such as No Guru, No Method, No Teacher he claimed Celtic roots with The Chieftains on Irish Heartbeat. Teaming with Georgie Fame brought new impetus to his live show while Avalon Sunset saw him back in the album and single charts by the decades end.

Van Morrison continued to advance on his status as a game- changing artist through the 90s and into the 21st century.

Awards and accolades - a Brit, an OBE, an Ivor Novello, 6 Grammys, honorary doctorates from Queen's University Belfast and the University of Ulster, entry into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the French Ordres des Artes et des Lettres - attest to the international reach of Van's musical art.

02Part 220180523 (6M)
20150115 (6M)

Van Morrison looks back over his long career in an interview with Leo Green from 2016.

Van Morrison looks back over his long career in an interview with Leo Green.

Ahead of 6 Music's visit to Belfast for the BBC's Biggest Weekend, another chance to hear the great Irish singer and songwriter Van Morrison looking back at his life and work in conversation with Leo Green, first broadcast in 2016.

This second episode of four takes in Van's early life as a solo musician, and in particular his debut solo album, the classic Astral Weeks.

Recorded over three days with legendary jazz musicians Astral Weeks (1968) is a still singular album combining street poetry, jazz improvisation, Celtic invocation and Afro Celtic Blues wailing. Morrison would weave these and myriad other influences into the albums that followed in quick succession.

Reflecting on new life in America on the joyous Sinatra soul of Moondance (1970) and the country inflected Tupelo Honey (1971) he summoned old spiritual and ancestral life in the epic St Dominic's Preview (1972) closer track Listen to the Lion.

Steering his own course throughout the 80s on albums such as No Guru, No Method, No Teacher he claimed Celtic roots with The Chieftains on Irish Heartbeat. Teaming with Georgie Fame brought new impetus to his live show while Avalon Sunset saw him back in the album and single charts by the decades end.

Van Morrison continued to advance on his status as a game- changing artist through the 90s and into the 21st century.

Awards and accolades - a Brit, an OBE, an Ivor Novello, 6 Grammys, honorary doctorates from Queen's University Belfast and the University of Ulster, entry into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the French Ordres des Artes et des Lettres - attest to the international reach of Van's musical art.

0320150205

032015020520160929 (6M)

In a rare interview with Leo Green, Van Morrison looks back at his life and work.

In the week that Van Morrison performs a special concert on BBC Radio 2, another chance to hear a series of interviews he gave to Leo Green.

Van looks back at his life and work, and in this programme focuses on the influence he has had on other artists. Including covers of his songs by the likes of Michael Bublé, Tom Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Ray Charles and John Lee Hooker.

032015020520160929 (6M)

In the week that Van Morrison performs a special concert on BBC Radio 2, another chance to hear a series of interviews he gave to Leo Green.

Van looks back at his life and work, and in this programme focuses on the influence he has had on other artists. Including covers of his songs by the likes of Michael Bublé, Tom Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Ray Charles and John Lee Hooker.

In a rare interview with Leo Green, Van Morrison looks back at his life and work.

03Part 320180524 (6M)
20150205 (6M)

Van Morrison looks back over his long career in an interview with Leo Green from 2016.

Van Morrison looks back over his long career in an interview with Leo Green.

Ahead of 6 Music's visit to Belfast for the BBC's Biggest Weekend, another chance to hear the great Irish singer and songwriter Van Morrison looking back at his life and work in conversation with Leo Green, first broadcast in 2016.

Van looks back at his life and work, and in this programme focuses on the influence he has had on other artists. Including covers of his songs by the likes of Michael Bublé, Tom Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Ray Charles and John Lee Hooker.

03Part 320150205 (6M)
20180524 (6M)

Van Morrison looks back over his long career in an interview with Leo Green from 2016.

Van Morrison looks back over his long career in an interview with Leo Green.

Ahead of 6 Music's visit to Belfast for the BBC's Biggest Weekend, another chance to hear the great Irish singer and songwriter Van Morrison looking back at his life and work in conversation with Leo Green, first broadcast in 2016.

Van looks back at his life and work, and in this programme focuses on the influence he has had on other artists. Including covers of his songs by the likes of Michael Bublé, Tom Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Ray Charles and John Lee Hooker.

042015021220160930 (6M)

Van Morrison looks back over his long career in a series of interviews with Leo Green.

Van Morrison looks back at his life and work in a series of interviews with Leo Green. Last in a series first broadcast on BBC Radio 2.

Tonight Van discusses the way he records, the reasons why his music is so popular with film and TV producers (featuring in over 150 films to date) and introduces duets with PJ Proby, the late Bobby Womack and Mavis Staples.

Van Morrison looks back over his long career in a series of interviews with Leo Green.

Van Morrison looks back at his life and work in a series of interviews with Leo Green. Last in a series first broadcast on BBC Radio 2.

Tonight Van discusses the way he records, the reasons why his music is so popular with film and TV producers (featuring in over 150 films to date) and introduces duets with PJ Proby, the late Bobby Womack and Mavis Staples.

04Part 420180525 (6M)
20150212 (6M)

Van Morrison looks back over his long career in a series of interviews with Leo Green.

Van Morrison looks back over his long career in an interview with Leo Green.

Van Morrison looks back at his life and work in a series of interviews with Leo Green. Last in a series first broadcast on BBC Radio 2.

Tonight Van discusses the way he records, the reasons why his music is so popular with film and TV producers (featuring in over 150 films to date) and introduces duets with PJ Proby, the late Bobby Womack and Mavis Staples.

04Part 420150212 (6M)
20180525 (6M)

Van Morrison looks back over his long career in a series of interviews with Leo Green.

Van Morrison looks back over his long career in an interview with Leo Green.

Van Morrison looks back at his life and work in a series of interviews with Leo Green. Last in a series first broadcast on BBC Radio 2.

Tonight Van discusses the way he records, the reasons why his music is so popular with film and TV producers (featuring in over 150 films to date) and introduces duets with PJ Proby, the late Bobby Womack and Mavis Staples.