℗ 1980 Warner Records Inc

Common One

Van Morrison

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Total Playing Time    70:35
Common One is the twelfth studio album by Northern Irish singer-songwriter Van Morrison, released in 1980. The album was recorded over a nine-day period at Super Bear Studios, near Nice, on the French Riviera. Its title comes from the 3/4 section of the song "Summertime in England", where Morrison sings the lyrics "Oh, my common one with the coat so old and the light in her head".

Morrison has cited Common One as his favourite of his own albums.

In contrast to many of his previous albums, Common One ventures more into the realms of free jazz than the usual Van Morrison R&B, with the sax playing of Pee Wee Ellis coming to the fore. The songs are also somewhat longer than on his previous albums. Morrison said that the original concept was even more esoteric and was heavily influenced by his reading of nature poets.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Rhino/Warner Records Studio Masters

Tracks 1-8 – contains high-resolution digital transfers of material originating from an analogue master source

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