Details: Warner Brothers BS-2987, stereo, 1977
Condition: Vinyl VG+, jacket VG (overall good but with general wear and someone has written their name on the back)
Out of Print and Not Available as CD
Although a difficult to find release by Van Morrison, this one is in high demand by the fans of Mac Rebennack a/k/a Dr. John the Night Tripper. Co-produced by Dr. John, he plays all keyboards on the record and some guitar. A strange meeting of two musical geniuses, Dr. John speaks less than lovingly of the experience in his wonderful autobiography, UNDER A HOODOO MOON.
From the All Music Guide:
Titles rarely come as explicit as A Period of Transition, a record Van Morrison released three years after Veedon Fleece, an uncommonly long period of inactivity for this prolific artist. It was his longest rest, before or since, and in many ways, he emerges from a cocoon here, leaving behind the lushly dark introspection of Veedon Fleece for a mellow, good-natured R&B-flavored singer/songwriter sound that may turn introspective, it never feels dark -- it's warm, welcoming, infused with spirituality and humor. Still, like any period of transition, this is somewhat tentative and uneven, with its best moments being, at best, minor masterpieces. Yet there's a charm to the album Morrison and co-producer Mac Rebennack have made, a laid-back organic feel that may not be exciting, but it's inviting -- all the more so when it's seen as the transitional effort it is.
The tracks are:
1. You Gotta Make It Through the World (Morrison) - 5:11
2. It Fills You Up (Morrison) - 4:37
3. The Eternal Kansas City (Morrison) - 5:27
4. Joyous Sound (Morrison) - 2:50
5. Flamingos Fly (Morrison) - 4:45
6. Heavy Connection (Morrison) - 5:26
7. Cold Wind in August (Morrison) - 5:48
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