I'm not sure what inspired my sudden rekindling of interest in Morrison. I really can't say what it was? I use to have a lot of his LPs, and then when I foolishly dumped my vinyl for CDs about twenty years ago, replacing many with the CD version (and I have now come full circle by re-replacing them in vinyl), I ended up with about four of his earlier albums on CD. On Friday I decided to give "His Band and the Street Choir" a once over, and it was like , "wow, I have got to get back into him!". I was out at a couple of used record stores, on the prowl for Betty Wright's "I Love the Way You Love", and I was chatting with a friend about "TB Sheets", a 73' album of Morrison's and I decided to look in the Morrison bin and noticed they had a few used and a couple reissues. Not having an interest at that particular moment (but that was likely the kindling that got the fire going) in buying any vinyl, I headed off to another store, and by god they had about six of his earlier albums, all of my favourites, used, and in mint condition. I snatched them up, and then when I got home, I ordered the remaining four that I wanted from Amazon! Binged out!! In all, I ended up with "Blowin' Your Mind", "Astral Weeks", "His Band and the Street Choir", "Moondance", "Tupelo Honey", "Saint Dominic's Preview", "Hard Nose the Highway", "Veedon Fleece" and "It's Too Late to Stop Now". It feels good to be spinning Van Morrison on the turn table again. Seeping nostalgia.