SUMMER OF ASTRAL WEEKS
Today, RTÉ Radio 1, 2pm
At the start of 1968, Van Morrison was penniless, out of contract and facing deportation from the United States.
But by the end of the year, Van had transformed his fortunes with Astral Weeks, a revolutionary album that would be acclaimed as one of the greatest ever recorded. In this 50th anniversary documentary, Morrison’s ex-wife Janet Planet and some of the musicians who played on the album reflect on the process of its creation.