Van Morrison’s It’s Too Late To Stop Now, might be the greatest live album of all time. It show Van Morrison at the height of his powers – a collection of jazz, rock and r&b all performed immaculately. It’s also the perfect album for spring time – every song possesses a warmth that is perfect for having the windows down, or taking a stroll on the beach.
The version of “Into the Mystic” remains one of the greatest things ever put to vinyl. While the original is great, Morrison commands the song especially at the end of each chorus where he ad-libs his patented non-verbal vocals. “Cypress Avenue” transforms itself from a free-jazz exploration into a monster of a show-stopper.