Shortly after the British Invasion masterpieces by his Belfast, Ireland band, Them, singer Van Morrison began a bountiful solo career that continues today. Influenced heavily in the early days by American R&B, Morrison's transcendent solo material is less easily defined, but every bit as hypnotically inescapable. The solo music of Van Morrison teeters somewhere between the worlds of pop and jazz, siphoning off the most fascinating elements of both. It's a rare singer who can record an addictive eight-minute track that seems too short once it's finished. Van is that man!