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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.

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