Our Music Is Red With Purple Flashes - Edsel ( 66-68 )
A couple of songs may appear a bit too longwinded; at least for some people’s taste. In those days, though, it was rather common that one or two songs extended ten minutes, like ”Listen to the Lion” and ”Almost Independence Day” do here.
For me the most memorable tracks, though, are the exquiste title track with its great slightly mysterious lyrics and haunting melody, along with the two catchiest tunes on the album; ”Jackie Wilson Said” and ”Redwood Tree” – both were released as singles.
Musically it is classic Morrison; great vocals and songs with a great blend of folk, blues and jazz.