The Sounds of Autumn: 10/90: Wednesday October 2, 2019: “Moondance”- Van Morrison. I have noticed in searching for songs about Autumn that Van Morrison is like The Beach Boys of Autumn songs- no question over the next few months I will be featuring a number of songs from Van as I did The Beach Boys during the summer. “Moondance” was the title track of Van’s third solo album – released in February 1970. His previous album “Astral Weeks” had been a critical success but a commercial failure.
Moondance” is probably the most accessible album of his long career and it was both a critical success and the commercial success his record company was looking for. While there was only one Top 40 pop hit on the album “Come Running” #39- there are a a few songs that have become staples over the years on classic rock stations- the title track “Moondance” being possibly the most prominent.