A remastered version of a seminal Van Morrison album is joined by a selection of previously unreleased recordings from the same time
June 7, 2016
Because their catalogs are so familiar, it’s not often that rock’s bygone greats can surprise music lovers. But that is what Van Morrison does with a series of live recordings from 1973 that will be released this Friday: “It’s Too Late to Stop Now,” a remastered version of the original 1974 album of the same name; and, separately, three previously unreleased albums and a concert film packaged together as “It’s Too Late to Stop Now, Volumes II, III, IV & DVD” (Sony Legacy). Revisiting the original album and spending a few hours with the fresh material serves as a reminder of what greatness is.